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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chipotle Chocolate Bacon Cupcake



With all the bacon recipes floating around, I just had to jump on board but of course spicy is my thing, so chipotle had to be included in this!
These little cupcakes are simply wonderful with a little sweet and a little spicy and the awesome flavor of chocolate and bacon!


Chipotle Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes


Ingredients
  • +For the Cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chipotle powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • +For the Frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • +For the Bacon Topping
  • Chipotle Bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chipotle Powder
  • 6 strips of bacon
Instructions
+For the Cupcakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper cupcake liners
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, Chipotle powder and salt. Set aside
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture slowly alternating with the milk; beat well
4. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 fulland bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean
5. Let cool on wire rack while cooking the Chipotle Bacon
+For the Bacon Topping
1. Mix sugar and chipotle pepper and place in a bowl. Dip each piece of bacon in the sugar mixture so that it is evenly coated.
2. Line a cookie sheet with foil to catch the bacon drippings. Place a wire rack on top and lay your bacon strips on top.
3. Place in your 350 degree F preheated ovenBake the bacon for 15-20 minutes until it begins to get a little crispy.
4. Let cool on wire rack, do not place on paper towels to drain, it will stick
5. Chop the bacon very fine and set aside
+For the Frosting
1. Mix sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl
2. In another bowl combine 1 cup of sugar mixture with butter and 1 tablespoon cream, beating until smooth
3. Add another cup of sugar and an additional tablespoon of cream, beating well
4. Continue beating until all ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy, add in vanilla
5. Frost these super cupcakes, then pile on or sprinkle with the Chipotle Bacon bits.
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63 comments:

  1. A woman after my own heart....I LOVE BACON and CUPCAKES......HEAAAVVVVVEN !!

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  2. Are you kidding me?! These sound amazing! Such a creative idea - pinned.

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  3. Dang girl!! You can't handle me being all serious and mushy and then you go and blubber about me. Whats a girl to do?

    Yeah...those cupcakes look amazing! And you even made the bacon with chipotle!! That is just above and beyond. I have no kids the next few days and am making these bad boys. For sure.

    I know you don't read Facebook. But, I blubbered about you there. Just saying.

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  4. Wow! These sound and look amazing. Bacon and cupcakes! I'm back from vacation and trying to get into the swing of things. I have one more week off, hoping to get some things caught up at home. Have a great week Evelyn:)

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  5. No no no! These are soooo wrong in all the best possible ways!! You know of my love for bacon cupcakes and spicy food then you add chocolate? *Thud* That would be the sound of me falling in love with you! Seriously, thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week! Excuse me now as I have to wipe the drool off my chin :-)

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  6. sweet and salty. Gotta love that. :D Thanks for linking up to BeColorful this week.
    p

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  7. Stopping over here because Janel specifically told me I would like you. She was right, although I'm reserving opinions on the cupcake till I at least try it.

    ~Bliss~

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  8. Love this Creative idea :)Thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays ...

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  9. Super post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in some bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Enjoy.

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  10. Very creative, I am pinning these!

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  11. My hubby loves bacon so I'll have to try these. On another note, I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award. You have been supportive of me and I'm sure you are of others as well. Your blog is a great mix of everything. You deserve it. Come by and pick up the award.

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  12. BACON!!! What's a girl to do? Back to the kitchen for me!

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  13. Wow! Such interesting combination of flavors. Not sure about this one, but I'll take your word for that it's good. I'm not really a spicy fan. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  14. This flavor combination is really intriguing to me. I need to be braver about stepping out to try things out of the box. Maybe this is the first step.

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  15. These look sinfully GOOD!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  16. I love bacon on anything, so I'd totally love this! YUM! I'd love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday sometime! The linky runs through Friday each week.

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  17. I love the combination of sweet and spicy! Yum! And top it off with bacon?? Oh my that's just perfection!

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  18. I would love it, if you would share this, & any others you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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  19. So fun! I'd love to hear what your family thought of them!

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  20. I need to make these for my hubby he likes anything with a slight kick or spicy! We'd love it if you'd share this at our Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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  21. I make chocolate bacon cupcakes from time to time & I recently made spicy chocolate cupcakes. Combining the two is pure genius!
    Thanks for sharing on Whatcha Whipped Up!

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  22. Uuuuuhhh-- YUM! I would totally eat these. I may have to give them a try, and soon at that. :)

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  23. Mmmmm,....bacon. lol I can't imagine this combination but I love chocolate, chipotle and bacon so maybe they would fly. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  24. I would never have thought to try combining all those flavors, but now that you mention it, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  25. you had me at bacon! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO

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  26. My husband would die for these! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  27. I HAVE BEEN SEEING YOU EVERY WHERE, SO I JUST HAD TO STOP, SAY HI, AND SAVE YOU IN MY FAVORITES AND FOLLOW YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! I AM INTRIGUED!!! THANKS FOR SHARING!!

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  28. I have to admit that this recipe scares me a little. I've heard a lot about bacon and chocolate, but I'm afraid to try it. Maybe I'll get brave one of these days. I've heard it's a great combination. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

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  29. I've heard of this combo before... I just can't wrap my head around it though... but I'm not into spicy foods and I'm not a bacon eater either... my hubby might like this though he loves spicy, he loves bacon and he love chocolate and he loves cake.... so I'll just have to see what I can do....*winks*
    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  30. Ahahaha! So excited to try these cupcakes. You had me at bacon, but chipotle and chocolate too...Woo! Thanks so much for entering the Unique Sweets Dessert Challenge. Good luck!

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  31. Just stopping by from Say it Saturday -- those cupcakes look awesome and I will certainly share the recipe with my daughter (adult) who loves all things bacon -- and would likely have these with a shot of Bakon Vodka on the side!!!

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  32. Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday!

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  33. My son's 3 favorites foods in one... chipotle, chocolate and BACON! New follower from A Season for All Things.

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  34. Hmmm, I wish that I lived next to you so I could come over and try these cupcakes BEFORE I made them for myself. I like that you took on the challenge! A girl after my own heart :) Thank you for sharing them with us at The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  35. I'm going to resist the urge to make these cupcakes. But, holy cow, they look delicious.

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  36. What a unique combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon.

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  37. What an interesting recipe! I can't imagine what they must taste like! Stopping by from the Unique Sweets Dessert Challenge!

    ~Robyn

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  38. Oh, Evelyn! I am in love ... chocolate, chipotle and bacon?! Pinned ... making these soon! :) Thank you for sharing these at All my Bloggy Friends .... I also posted this on my Facebook page!

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  39. What a great combination, I just love the Chipotle Chocolate together. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  40. Very different...and mouth-watering! Will have to try this. Last week I went to the launch of a tasting room for a Denver company that makes liquor-infused cupcakes—treats based on any and every cocktail you can imagine. There's so much more to be done with a cupcake than the old-fashioned cake and icing alone.

    Great post!

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  41. Gosh I don't know if I could do this kind of cupcake! I think I'd try one someone made before making them myself. Although everyone seems to say the combo is delicious :)

    Thanks for sharing on my "NO RULES Weekend Blog Party"!!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my goodness, these look so good. They have 3 of my favs as ingredients - chocolate, chipotle and bacon. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  43. Wow, these look delicious. What a combination of flavors. I have never tried bacon on desserts, but I have heard good things. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  44. Ok now you have me slobbering all ove the keyboard! 3 of my favorite things there, Chilpotle, Chocolate and bacon. Alas though, I am on a GF diet, Waaaahhhhhh!!! Maybe if I tired a GF baking mix instead of flour? What do you think, any advice for me from anyone? Please? Thanks for linking up with me a Say It Saturday.

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  45. Whoa! Ok, so who do I thank for this creation--you or Janel? I'm in love with the chipotle bacon for sure. Thank you for linking again this week1

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  46. Those chocolate cupcakes look lovely and I love the addition of Bacon to it. Coming over from Scrumptious Sunday. Would love it if you link this up with Piquant Potluck @Quickasianrecipes.com

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  47. So ridiculously fabulous! What a cupcake! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  48. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  49. OK, you've convinced me. I'm going to have to try this. I've had chocolate dipped bacon and it was ok but I think it needs the kick that the chipolte will give it. Thanks for sharing. Pinned. Oh, btw, do you have a facebook page? I tried to find it but couldn't.

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  50. Totally fun and creative ... Thanks for sharing these at the {what's shakin' link party} this week ... everything is better with bacon!!

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  51. These awesome cupcakes have been featured at heavenly treats Sunday link party http://pamelasheavenlytreats.blogspot.com/2012/07/heavenly-treats-sunday-link-party-9.html

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  52. I am featuring your cupcakes on The "Sunday Stop" . Come by and check it out tomorrow :)
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  53. You are on a roll. These look fun and different. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  54. I keep thinking I need to try some bacon in my baking... This recipe sounds delightful. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    New follower on linky follower
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  55. Very interesting. I never would have thought!

    Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. We're around every Wednesday, and this week's link is still open. :) Hope to see you there!

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  56. Oh my! All my favs - chipotle, bacon and chocolate - all in one!!

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  57. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  58. Thanks Evelyn for this delicious cupcake. We both had bacon on the brain for cupcakes. Thanks for sharing this at Saturday Dishes.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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  59. WOW!!!! That is such a creative recipe! All I can say is that if my youngest son sees these cupcakes....he will adopt you as his new Mommy and move in! We call him the Baconator! I will definately be making these. Thanks for sharing on #cakefriday bloghop!

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  60. yes WOW! These cupcakes look so YUMMY! I love bacon and it goes great with chocolate. I make a lot of chocolate gravy for breakfast with Bacon. It is so good!
    Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes Blog Hop. I pinned it!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  61. Bacon, Chocolate & Chipotle?? Sounds like something my brother-in-law would love!! Thanks so much for linking it up to Saturday Dishes!! Pinning.

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  62. Yummy! My mouth watered as I look at those cupcakes. They must be delicious!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))