These are very good cupcakes. As lover of both chocolate and bacon, however, I thought they would be more amazing. The cake itself is delicious! Very moist and wonderful. I will use this recipe for chocolate cakes and cupcakes in the future for sure. I DO NOT like coffee, but have had chocolate cakes with coffee in them before and couldn't taste any coffee. You don't taste the coffee in this recipe either, just chocolate deliciousness. Also, I was surprised at how liquidy the batter was, but it turned out fine. I did beat the batter though instead of just "stirring until blended," stirring just doesn't seem enough when you are making a cake. People have raised the issue of texture. It is odd to me to have chewy bacon bits in a fluffy chocolate cake. I think that is the biggest drawback to this recipe for me. I always cook my bacon in the microwave (on several layers of paper towels on a plate). This makes the bacon very dry and crisp, not fatty or chewy like you get in a pan on the stove or in the oven. I think this helped the texture issue a little, but it was still odd to me. I used the Chocolate Butter-Creme Frosting recipe from Allrecipes. If I make chocolate bacon cupcakes in the future, I think I will make the cake recipe above without the bacon, but I'll mix the bacon bits into the frosting instead. I made these for my husband for Father's Day and while I think he'll like them a lot, they are not mind-blowing.
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These are very good cupcakes. As lover of both chocolate and bacon, however, I thought they...