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Monday, October 20, 2014

Chocolates and Bacon, What Can Go Wrong?

Chocolate and bacon, seems to be the most sought after, tasty and desirable items to eat. At least for me it is. But why not have them both together at the same time?
Well, lo and behold. I have done just that. This little recipe is best, if you were to use a 24 cup pan. That way you can eat them in one or two bites.
But do t eat them all by yourself, share at least one or two. Your friends and family will forever be at your mercy, once they too get a taste. So without further ado, let's start baking. Ready? Gooooooo!
Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

1 pkg. Bacon, (yes, the whole package)
1 Dark chocolate cake mix, prepared
1 c. Heavy cream
12 oz. Semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350.
In a skillet, fry the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Allow to cool, then crumble. Prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the box for cupcakes. Stir in half of the crumbled bacon into the cake batter. Pour into the cupcake pans with paper liners. Fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake according to the directions on the cake box or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting with the ganache (see next recipe below).

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

In a medium saucepan, heat the cream until boiling. Pour in the chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl. Add the oil to the chips and stir. Pour the heated cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy. Allow to cool slightly and thickened before frosting the cupcakes. Simply dip the tops of the cupcakes into the ganache until co ered. Top with remaining crumbled bacon.
Then enjoy!

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