Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

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"Dark Chocolate. Bacon. What's not to love? Take yourself on a taste adventure and give these a go. They were a challenge by friends that turned into a great success."


40 m servings 185 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.
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  1. 241 Ratings


WOW! If you LOVE Chocolate and you LOVE Bacon you have to try this! This definitely is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. My husband thinks bacon should be a food group so I thought I'd ...

These had an awesome depth of flavor. I am not a coffee drinker so I only had gourmet chocolate caramel coffee, and I am made it real strong (3 tablespoons for 1 cup). I finely crumbled the baco...

As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I would have to try it. My curiousity got the best of me tonight and I whipped up a batch. These are seriously THE best cupcakes I've ever eaten, let alone ma...

Do NOT be scared of these! They are FABULOUS! The bacon adds a nice salty/smoky flavor and the coffee (I HATE coffee/coffee flavor) serves only to bring out the depth of the chocolate taste. ...

I couldn't believe these, and my boys couldn't either. They loved them! I followed this recipe exactly EXCEPT I added some 71% dark chocolate which I grated into the batter, I only put in like...

I had such high hopes for this recipe! I made it for a girls' weekend, thinking it would be just the thing - we all love chocolate, bacon, and coffee. I followed the recipe exactly, and found ...

I was browsing youtube one night when I came upon a video that praises this recipe. I just had to try it! I substituted dark baking chocolate bits for the cocoa, reduced the oil and sugar, and ...

My husband was thrilled to have this combination of two of his favorite flavors for this birthday, and I though they were pretty good, too. I made sure the bacon was super crispy and crumbled i...

These cupcakes were fantastic! I left the bacon out of a few for my vegetarian friends, and they were excellent. However, the cupcakes with the bacon were even better! I've never eaten a more mo...