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Black Forest Cupcakes

kunzler-bacon-black-forest-cupcakes

Description



Do you ever crave something sweet then want something salty afterwards? Ever try combining the two? If that idea piques your interest try out this yummy chocolate cupcake recipe. Made with buttercream frosting and topped off with a bacon wrapped cherry.

Prep
25m

Cook
35m

Serves
12

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Ingredients



  • FOR CUPCAKES

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3.9 oz. Package Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding
  • 1 C plain yogurt
  • 1 C applesauce
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ C Milk
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ t Sea Salt

    FOR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1 C Egg Whites
  • 1 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1.5 C Butter (3 sticks)

    FOR BACON-WRAPPED CHERRIES

  • 12 Maraschino Cherries
  • 6 Strips Kunzler Bacon

Directions



Step 1

Preheat Oven to 375 F

Step 2

Line cupcake pan

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with instant pudding. Add all the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly

Step 4

Add approximately 3 T per cupcake liner no more than ¾ full

Step 5

Bake until tops spring back to the touch. 16-22 minutes

Step 6

As the cupcakes are baking, mix buttercream

Step 7

Using a medium size saucepan make double boiler. Fill saucepan half full

Step 8

Place saucepan (with water) on burner set to medium high heat

Step 9

Bring to simmer, place whites and granulated sugar in clean mixing bowl over simmering water

Step 10

Stir to dissolve all granulated sugar. Place bowl on mixer, whip whites to stiff peaks

Step 11

Fold butter into egg whites, incorporate all butter into the whites. Set buttercream aside

Step 12

When the cupcakes have cooled, remove from the pan and decorate with piping bag

Step 13

Layout the strips of bacon on sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes

Step 14

Cut into small strips approximately 3” in length

Step 15

Carefully wrap cherries with bacon strips, securing with toothpick

Step 16

Garnish the tops of the buttercream rosettes with bacon wrapped cherry

Step 17

Enjoy!

Black Forest Cupcakes

http://www.kunzler.com/recipe/kunzler-bacon-black-forest-cupcakes/

Ingredients

  • FOR CUPCAKES

  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3.9 oz. Package Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding
  • 1 C plain yogurt
  • 1 C applesauce
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ C Milk
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ t Sea Salt

    FOR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1 C Egg Whites
  • 1 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1.5 C Butter (3 sticks)

    FOR BACON-WRAPPED CHERRIES

  • 12 Maraschino Cherries
  • 6 Strips Kunzler Bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 375 F
  2. Line cupcake pan
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with instant pudding. Add all the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  4. Add approximately 3 T per cupcake liner no more than ¾ full
  5. Bake until tops spring back to the touch. 16-22 minutes
  6. As the cupcakes are baking, mix buttercream
  7. Using a medium size saucepan make double boiler. Fill saucepan half full
  8. Place saucepan (with water) on burner set to medium high heat
  9. Bring to simmer, place whites and granulated sugar in clean mixing bowl over simmering water
  10. Stir to dissolve all granulated sugar. Place bowl on mixer, whip whites to stiff peaks
  11. Fold butter into egg whites, incorporate all butter into the whites. Set buttercream aside
  12. When the cupcakes have cooled, remove from the pan and decorate with piping bag
  13. Layout the strips of bacon on sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes
  14. Cut into small strips approximately 3” in length
  15. Carefully wrap cherries with bacon strips, securing with toothpick
  16. Garnish the tops of the buttercream rosettes with bacon wrapped cherry
  17. Enjoy!