The frosting is TO DIE FOR. Whipping the butter for so long at the beginning is crucial; it gives the frosting an amazing texture.
However, I believe the recipe needs quite a bit more bacon. I used a full pound, and easily could have used more. I also used buttermilk instead of regular milk.
The cupcakes themselves turned out just a bit too chewy, but I think that's my fault for overbaking by a minute or so. I didn't matter, because one bite with that frosting and all was right with the world.
Definitely a keeper!
The recipe says it makes 12, so i doubled the recipe and ended up with 30 cupcakes...in this case more is definitely better! I love to cook and try new recipes and this one is a winner and a keeper! I will have to change very little, mainly the cooking method, the cupcakes stick in the muffin papers even though I sprayed them with cooking spray. Next time will skip the papers and just spray the tin.
I also doubled the buttercream recipe, which is completely un-necessary because the recipe as written will more than cover the cupcakes, luckily I make a lot of cupcakes and can find something to use the extra buttercream on.
Cake itself is alright. The frosting is amazing!! As recommended by others, spray pan or liners, because the cake sticks a lot. I made it without the bacon and it tastes just like pancakes. I totally suggest trying this.
Absolutely delicious frosting! The cake is less sweet, which counters nice with the sweetness of the bacon icing. The cake stuck to the paper, so I highly recommend spraying them liner before placing the batter in.