Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Yes! This combination of dark chocolate and bacon is amazing! So YUM!

Hi everyone, it’s Jen, A Night Owl Contributor and resident cupcake baker! Did you know you can also keep up with the going-ons of my crazy little life at Life According to the Streets? Anyhow, sorry I missed you all last month but I’m back to share with you this months reci-tweak!

Is it just me or are the men in our lives hard to buy for? I have the hardest time figuring out what to do/make for my husband…especially for Valentines Day! So I decided to dedicate this cupcake post to the men in our lives! I think it’s a scientific fact that all men love bacon! At least every man I know does. So I thought with all the bacon infused treats out there lately that I would give in to the fad and give it a try as well!

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
A delectable combination of dark chocolate and bacon make these cupcakes to die for!
  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix
  • Ingredients according to package directions
  • 4-6 thick slices of bacon, crumbled
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Pecans, chopped (optional)
  1. Mix cake mix according to package directions (or with beer instead of water)
  2. Add ¾ of the crumbled bacon
  3. Cook according to package
  4. Once cooled, add frosting and sprinkle the remaining bacon and chopped pecans


Yummy Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes - perfect Valentines treats for your man! { anightowlblog.com }

Yummy Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes - perfect Valentines treats for your man! { anightowlblog.com }

Another fun twist that we enjoyed was using stout beer in place of the water. The alcohol cooks out and I felt like it made the cake such a nice texture. Well I hope you give this tasty recipe a try! The man in your life will surely appreciate you making him this salty/sweet treat!

Jen of Life According to the Streets is a contributor for A Night Owl.
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Hi, I'm Jen! Wife to a videographer named Dallas and a mom to two handsome little guys, Dallas and Griffin, who are only 14 months apart! After a long day at the office I try to savor every little moment I can with my family. When bed time for the kiddos comes I enjoy painting my nails, crafting party decor, watching reality TV, and scrolling Instagram. I blog about parties, crafts, and life at JenAStreet.com.
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  1. Wow you really dare me, with this one! That must really be a treat for my husband for valentine! I think I can score him once again with this recipe :-) thank you
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  2. Michelle Tucker says:

    Ahhhh…my husbands love of bacon and Valentine’s day coming up…what could be a better treat?

  3. my husband would adore these! thanks for the recipe! :)
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  4. Kim,
    These look awesome! Make sure you come link them up at the party! Yum, Yum! Pinning now!


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