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Bacon-Fleur De Salt Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes Drizzled with Pure Maple Syrup & Chocolate Agave Icing

December 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments · cupcake, Just for Fun, Pork

I was looking for a delicious and unique cupcake to bring to my TEDx Saskatoon wrap-up meeting, but was faced with a bit of a problem: I was squished for time and to be 100% honest, was just too lazy to make a cake from scratch, so I went back to my trustee quick Saucy Sprinkles mix. But ah-ah – problem two struck me at this point: I only had a vanilla box mix and I wanted chocolate. Time to get creative BS’ers….

Recipe for “Cheater” Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

  • One box of vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar (the secret to velvet cakes)
  • 1/4 cup mayo (full fat stuff – no wishy washy crap in my cupcakes)

Scoop the batter into cupcake liners – full them 2/3 full and pop into a 350°F oven for approximately 22 minutes. Once done, let them cool completely before icing. Now the base of the cupcake itself is pretty simple, now this is the time to punch up the flavor and add some uniqueness to these suckers…

Chocolate Agave Icing

  • 2 1/4 cups butter
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp Wilton Butter Flavoring
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • a splash of milk

Beat all ingredients together and add the necessary amount of milk until it reaches your desired consistency. Using the 1M Wilton Icing tip, generously top your cupcakes with the Chocolate Agave Icing. After adding the icing, top each cupcake with a handful of homemade bacon bits, sprinkle with Fleur De Salt and finish by generously drizzling pure maple syrup over top!

Like most cupcakes, these are best served in the company of friends! 🙂


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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Jess

    Carlene how do you keep your cupcake liners looking so great? Especially when you make a chocolate cupcakes, mine always get all brown and you can’t see the pretty liners!

  • Stanislav

    I made this cupcake for my work holiday lunch on last week and everyone RAVED about it! So yummy!

  • Gali

    These really do look great and who cares that they were made using a “cheating” method. I also wholeheartedly says “yay” to using proper ingredients like real mayo, the fake mayo just waters everything down.

  • Angie

    Wow!!! These look amazing!!!

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