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Mancakes | Saskatoon C95 Bachelor Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

January 30th, 2012 · 19 Comments · cupcake, Just for Fun

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
Pour the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18 minutes at 350°F. Set aside to cool before icing.

For the icing (feel free to add in more or less as you see fit):

  • 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

To candy your bacon, fry up the bacon with some maple syrup and lots of brown sugar until its nice and crisp. Once the bacon has had a chance to cool, cut it up into thin little slices.

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!


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19 Comments so far ↓

  • Bacon Baking 101

    […] That brings us to my first suggestion: put bacon in icing! Bacon-iced donuts are a great example of a wonderful bacon pairing. They’re totally greasy and doughy, which tends to work as well with bacon as pancakes do. (This is also known as the pancake test). Cupcakes can also pull off bacon icing, and if you don’t think so, then just chomp on this bad boy: […]

  • swandive

    This recipe looks awesome! I would love to make it this weekend for our Memorial Day picnic. However, I’m not quite sure how to get my hands on “Wilton Butter Flavouring.” I’m a bit of a novice cook, and I’ve actually never even heard of it. Is it like butter extract? Where do you get something like that? Or… can it be substituted with the same/similar results? Thanks!

  • Cassie A

    These sound amazing! For the candied bacon- do you have to use pure maple syrup or will the typical store syrup work? Also do you heat up the syrup and brown sugar in the frying pan first and then add the bacon once it’s hot or do you put them all in at the same time? Thank you!!

    • bsinthekitchen

      Good questions Cassie! Any maple syrup will work. For the cooking process, start your frying pan with the bacon and once that starts to cook, add in your maple syrup & brown sugar; almost making a sugar bath for the bacon. Hope this helps!

      – Carlene –

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