Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Great Bacon Awakening (Jack Daniels Cupcakes with Chocolate Caramel Frosting topped with Bacon)

Oscar Mayer has been hard at work, and you better prepare yourself for an awakening.  A Bacon Awakening that is...check out their newest product that they are currently beta-testing...The Bacon Alarm Clock Ap 

I'm a huge fan of Whiskey.  Especially Jack Daniels Green label.  (If you're looking for me to be more tasteful and tender, marinate me in whiskey.)  So when a friend posted this recipe on facebook, I immediately knew all I would have to do was to add bacon.  I hope that you try these out.  They are incredibly tasty.

Jack Daniels Whiskey Cupcakes with Chocolate Caramel Frosting topped with Bacon

6 slices of Bacon
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 can of prepared frosting (I chose Chocolate Caramel)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.  Line slices of bacon on baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 17-20 minutes.  Place bacon strips on top of paper towels to drain.  Chop finely and set aside.

In a large bowl, stir the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, coffee, whiskey, buttermilk and oil. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Spoon the mixture into prepared cupcake wrappers.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  Frost and top with chopped bacon!

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