Photo: B Tal, Flickr
Pancakes and bacon are a classic breakfast combo, so why not cupcakes with bacon for the same salty sweet rush in a dessert? Blogger Garrett at vanillagarlic puts the pork (complete with a little rendered bacon fat) and maple syrup into a buttery cupcake, and tops it with an ultra-sweet frosting made with maple syrup, turbinado sugar, powdered sugar and, for balance (which, I suppose, is balance on some sugar-addled planet), some sea salt. But this is dessert, people, so for today, abandon the guilt and enjoy something over the top. (We featured this cupcake in 2007, when it was introduced, but liked it so much we're bringing it back for an encore.)
Check out our other posts for baconistas, including a recent Feast Your Eyes post on how to cook with candied bacon. And share your weird bacon combos in the comments section below.
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