So I guess the cat is out of the bag… I’ve been selected to participate on C95’s (a local radio station) version of The Bachelor as one of their lucky five bachelorettes. I was trying to think of something creative and delicious and yet a bit different to bring for my first in-station interview. So I decided what is a better way to a guy’s heart but food – specifically bacon and chocolate. Thus my invention of the Mancake. I figure the word ‘cupcake’ is a bit too girly and doesn’t perfectly describe a cupcake that combines chocolate and candied bacon – thus the word Mancake was born.
For the chocolate cake cupcakes, I used Saucy’s amazing re-box recipe – which is great if you are a bit crunched for time.
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 5-6 cups of icing sugar
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 5 tsp of vanilla
- 2 tsp of Wilton butter flavouring
- 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips (melted with 1 tbsp of butter & 2 tbsp of heavy cream)
- 2 tbsp of heavy cream
- 4 tbsp of cocoa powder
Ice your cupcakes with a 1M Wilton tip and sprinkle the bacon strips on top. Feel free to sprinkle on some raw sugar to give it that extra visual punch. Place in mouth & enjoy!