Bacon Mocha Cupcakes

    Bacon Mocha Cupcakes

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    40min


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    Chocolate. Coffee. Bacon. What's not to love? Take yourself on a taste adventure and give these a go. They were a challenge by friends that turned into a great success.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 24 cupcakes

    • 12 rashers bacon
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (85g) cocoa powder
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (250ml) cold, strong, brewed coffee
    • 250ml buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, for dusting

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Place bacon in a large, deep frypan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, dice and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into greased muffin cups, dividing evenly.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin on top of a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Ice with your favourite chocolate icing and sprinkle reserved diced bacon on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.

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