Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcake

Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcake

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"Also known as the Bomb-Cake, named after a local bar in Milwaukee. This cupcake combines the addictive taste of their Barrie Burger and the fun of their signature Peanut Bomb. Go ahead, try it... It is soooo yummy!"


1 h 55 m servings 554 cals
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Original recipe yields 22 servings



  • Calories:
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 54.1g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon grease and set aside to cool. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon.
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  3. Beat the crunchy peanut butter, bacon grease, and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the peanut butter mixture before adding the next. Pour in the cake mix alternately with the water, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in 2/3 of the chopped bacon; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter into prepared cupcake pan, about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. To make frosting: Beat the creamy peanut butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until light fluffy. Gradually stir in the confections' sugar. Mix in enough heavy cream to thin out the frosting, if needed.
  6. Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 portion of chopped bacon, and top with a whole peanut.
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  1. 12 Ratings


To me it was not worth the time making 22 cupcakes, plus followed the directions and wound up with enough frosting to cover 30 or more cup cakes. Would like to change my opinion on these cupcake...

i think these are odd combination, but don't be afraid, they are delicious! based on other reviews, i halved the frosting recipe and it was more than enough for the 16 cupcakes that...

Yum! Used microwave pre-cooked bacon, canola oil vs. grease, smooth peanut butter. Definitely halve the icing recipe. Skip heavy cream & use milk. (Left out the whole peanuts 'cause I didn't...

I'm not sure why other reviewers have said these are complicated. I cooked the bacon in the microwave. The bacon grease adds fat to the cupcakes but not flavor, so next time I would use canola...

its ingredients were just to much there were too much frosting and its super hard to make. My friends didn't even eat one and it took me 3 hours to bake .

Love them! The owner of AJ Bombers shared them with us on a recent visit to Milwaukee to visit our daughter and we were very excited to try them. We loved them! I will try to make them and sh...

My husband Jean LOVE these!! What a great combination of flavors. I most definitely will be making these again!

Yum! Super rich but everyone still loved them!

This is a very rich cupcake. I found that the bacon pieces in the cupcake itself tend to get crunchier with the baking and some pieces became very chewy because of that. I don't like crunchy pea...