Rating: 4 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Also known as the Bomb-Cake, named after a local bar in Milwaukee. This cupcake combines the addictive taste of their Barrie Burger and the fun of their signature Peanut Bomb. Go ahead, try it... It is soooo yummy!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
22
Yield:
22 cupcakes
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Ingredients

22
Original recipe yields 22 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon grease and set aside to cool. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

  • Beat the crunchy peanut butter, bacon grease, and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the peanut butter mixture before adding the next. Pour in the cake mix alternately with the water, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in 2/3 of the chopped bacon; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour the batter into prepared cupcake pan, about 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • To make frosting: Beat the creamy peanut butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until light fluffy. Gradually stir in the confections' sugar. Mix in enough heavy cream to thin out the frosting, if needed.

  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 portion of chopped bacon, and top with a whole peanut.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 54.1g; fat 33.5g; cholesterol 75.5mg; sodium 540mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2010
To me it was not worth the time making 22 cupcakes plus followed the directions and wound up with enough frosting to cover 30 or more cup cakes. Would like to change my opinion on these cupcake as I did not give them a fair test The next day I ate a couple of them and found them to be quite tasty. True its a lot to go through in making them but I would do it again Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2010
i think these are amazing...an odd combination but don't be afraid they are delicious! based on other reviews i halved the frosting recipe and it was more than enough for the 16 cupcakes that it made for me...other than the long prep these are great...but they do take some fussing (making bacon etc.). Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
Yum! Used microwave pre-cooked bacon canola oil vs. grease smooth peanut butter. Definitely halve the icing recipe. Skip heavy cream & use milk. (Left out the whole peanuts 'cause I didn't have 'em!) Really delicious (and NOT time-consuming) cupcake recipe - thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2011
I'm not sure why other reviewers have said these are complicated. I cooked the bacon in the microwave. The bacon grease adds fat to the cupcakes but not flavor so next time I would use canola oil to be a bit healthier. The icing recipe does need to be halved and instead of heavy cream you can just use whatever type of milk you have on hand. I love the peanut/bacon combo and the saltiness is a nice way to counter the richness of the peanut butter. However I think the texture is weird - a cupcake that has crunchy bits of peanuts and bacon in it. For next time I would try to figure out a way to make a cookie out of this flavor combination rather than a cupcake. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2010
its ingredients were just to much there were too much frosting and its super hard to make. My friends didn't even eat one and it took me 3 hours to bake. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
Love them! The owner of AJ Bombers shared them with us on a recent visit to Milwaukee to visit our daughter and we were very excited to try them. We loved them! I will try to make them and share with family and friends at our next get together! Yummy! It is true that if it has bacon on it it will be good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
My husband Jean LOVE these!! What a great combination of flavors. I most definitely will be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
Yum! Super rich but everyone still loved them! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2013
This recipe was delicious! I'm not sure why others thought this recipe was a hassle cooking bacon is the only extra step. Mine made 24 cupcakes so I made the full frosting recipe and did have some left over but halving it wouldn't have been enough. Would definitely make this again! Read More
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