A few months ago the Kitchen Ladies from my church decided to serve cupcakes for the Wednesday night meal. It was decided that all of us would make cupcakes for dessert in our homes and bring them to the church on the specific Wednesday. Now, for the most part in the kitchen I provide entertainment and make the sweet tea, these ladies want me to make cupcakes???? I felt sure they would call me and say "Ellen, can you please bring some lettuce or could you bring us all water?" But they never did! Oh, My. I was stunned. I cook or rather I help as they cook with some very good cooks. They made wedding cake cupcakes, Italian cream cake cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes.
I knew I had to Go Big or Go Home. I googled Wild Cupcakes and found Bacon/Peanut Butter. I thought- This is what I want!!!
The crowd loved them!!!!
Don't judge as you read the recipe. This is a dessert recipe and they are yum!
1 lb of bacon
1/2 c crunchy peanut butter
1/4 c bacon grease
18.25 package Butter cake mix
2/3 c water
Fry bacon, save the grease, Preheat oven 350, line cupcake pans
Beat crunchy peanut butter, bacon grease and butter with mixer. Add eggs one at a time- allowing each egg to blend before mixing the next. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Fold in 2/3 of chopped, cooked bacon. Fill cupcake paper 2/3 full. Bake 20/25 minutes. Cool 10 in the pan before removing to the rack. Frost when cool
2 C creamy peanut butter
2 8-oz cream cheese
5 C powered sugar
1/4 c cream
Beat cream cheese and peanut butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar. Use cream if needed. Add rest of bacon as a garnish on top of cupcakes
They are wonderful! Enjoy