When people think about cupcakes, the word “savory” doesn’t usually come to mind. However, anyone who frequents cupcake blogs has seen a recent trend of adding savory elements to these normally coma-inducingly-sweet concoctions. Bacon is the most common addition. And, though I did manage to stay true to my vegetarian roots, my cupcake this month gives a nod to the unusual ingredient.
While I vacillated between several different options for my entry this month, in the end I decided to make a Jalapeno Popper Cupcake complete with zesty Southwestern Ranch frosting.
The cake is a base of cornbread with jalapenos and fake bacon bits sprinkled throughout. A cream cheese center completes the “popper” tribute. Atop the cake is a dollop of Southwestern Ranch sour cream dip. A true Tex-Mex delight!
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- A sweet cupcake ID bracelet by INSANEJELLYFISH, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5021935
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