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Monday, July 5, 2010

A Father's Day cupcake for the man who brings home the bacon

After a full week and weekend of birthday party prep and celebration, on Sunday it was time to show celebrate father's Day with the best husband and father I know...mine! After making two birthday cakes for Austin earlier in the week, I could not deny my hubby at least a cupcake of his very own. So for the man who bring home the bacon, I made a Bacon Butterscotch Cupcake.

Both Morgan and I are true believers that bacon can make almost anything taste better, so this was a super fun cupcake to make. I started with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and added melted butterscotch chips to the batter before baking. For the buttercream frosting, I too my favorite recipe but instead of butterscotch chips I added a fair amount of butterscotch ice cream topping. And then I dipped the bacon pieces into the left over melted butterscotch chips just to complete the trifecta.

Honestly, the cake and the buttercream were really great on there own. They both really tasted of butterscotch and the overall cupcake turned out great. However, I hate to say it, but the bacon neither made nor detracted from the cupcake. The bacon was just alright (did I just say that?)...but I would make this cupcake again, more for the novelty of it than anything else.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Maybe next time I will use the bacon in a cupcake that pays homage to breakfast - a buttermilk pancake cupcake with maple butterceam and bacon on top?


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