Fifty Shades of Bacon: Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for 2

A review of Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for 2 from the Fifty Shades of Bacon Cookbook.

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Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for 2

What I liked about this recipe in particular, is that it only made 2 cupcakes.  So if I didn’t like it, then I didn’t waste a whole bunch of ingredients making a full batch.  Surprisingly, though, I wouldn’t have minded making more of these!

Butter, sugar, and egg substitute (I used a tbsp. of regular mixed egg instead) are combined in one bowl, and the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in another.  The dry ingredients are then added slowly to the wet ones, with milk being poured in between to keep the mixture moist.

20200531_201255The mixture is then poured into two holes of a cupcake tin (though the recipe never actually says to do this for some reason) and is baked.  The recipe also never says how to tell if the cupcakes are done, but having made cupcakes and cake before I knew I just needed to poke them with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean.  I was kind of disappointed with the lack of direction here, though.  People who are new to baking may get confused.

Now for the bacon part!  The icing.

All the ingredients, minus the bacon bits, are combined with a hand mixer.  This includes some bacon grease!  Cooking up one piece of bacon was enough to get the tbsp. of bacon grease I needed.

When the cupcakes are cool enough, they are frosted with the icing and the bacon bits are sprinkled on top.

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Taste: 8/10

I’m surprised that I liked this, but the bacon flavor was barely there.  The cocoa powder flavor overpowers the rest.  The bacon grease in the frosting gave it a sort of smoky flavor that worked well with the chocolate, and if you really hate the bacon bits (which again, you can barely taste) they are easily removed.  It also didn’t feel very heavy, either, like I thought it would.

Difficulty: Average

You’ll definitely want to use a hand mixer for this one.  It’s really not too complicated, but the instructions are lacking.  You’ll also need to prepare the bacon bits recipe as well, which is just a matter of cooking up bacon and chopping it finely or throwing it into a food processor.

Cost: Average

You’ll need butter, sugar, egg substitute, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, milk, bacon, and powdered sugar.  I would recommend just using a regular egg instead of the substitute, unless you’re planning to use the egg substitute for other things as well.

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