Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcake Recipe -
Peanut Butter Bacon Cupcake Recipe
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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!"

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Original recipe makes 22 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2010

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 it made for me...other than the long prep, these are great...but they do take some fussing (making bacon, etc.).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2010

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 as I did not give them a fair test The next day I ate a couple of them and found them to be quite tasty. True, its a lot to go through in making them, but I would do it again

Jul 27, 2011

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 have 'em!) Really delicious (and NOT time-consuming) cupcake recipe - thanks!

Jun 18, 2011

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 oil to be a bit healthier. The icing recipe does need to be halved, and instead of heavy cream you can just use whatever type of milk you have on hand. I love the peanut/bacon combo and the saltiness is a nice way to counter the richness of the peanut butter. However, I think the texture is weird - a cupcake that has crunchy bits of peanuts and bacon in it. For next time I would try to figure out a way to make a cookie out of this flavor combination rather than a cupcake.

Aug 30, 2010

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 .

Sep 07, 2010

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 share with family and friends at our next get together! Yummy! It is true that if it has bacon on it, it will be good.

Apr 23, 2011

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

Aug 10, 2011

Yum! Super rich but everyone still loved them!


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  • Calories
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.1 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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