Bacon Luau Cupcakes
Today is Bacon Babe’s 40th birthday. For some people, birthdays are fun, happy events that they look forward to each year. And for others (like her), a birthday is an event that you dread months in advance.
To cheer her up, I asked her what she wanted for her birthday. She said she’d love it if the company could send her to Pig Beach in the Bahamas. On this tropical island, vacationers can swim with swine in the turquoise Caribbean waters. “It would make for a really good blog post, and definitely be worth the expense,” she said. Seeing as that would be impossible, I offered to bake her some cupcakes instead!
So, here they are. We’re a bit conflicted on the name. I call them “The Bacon Luau” Cupcakes. She calls them “The Lost Dream of Swine Island” Cupcakes. These sinfully delicious cupcakes are a rum cake filled with pineapple, cherry and bacon bits. The frosting is a pineapple whipped cream, garnished with a cherry on top. They are a tropical delight and are an awesome dessert for any Luau or Hawaiian-themed gathering. The sweetness of the fruit and the frosting perfectly compliment the salty savory-ness of the bacon. Eating one is just like vacationing in paradise. Well, not really, but it’s pretty darn close. These cupcakes took the sting out of her 40th birthday.
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup cherry grenadine
- 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
- 1/4 cup chopped candied Gourmet Bacon
- 1/4 cup spiced rum or coconut rum
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 4 tbsp confectioners sugar
- 1 tbsp pineapple juice (or rum)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
From the World of Sweet, Sweet Bacon