Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a standard 9” x 9” square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Cut your four strips of bacon so that you’re left with one inch bits and place in a small bowl. I like to cut the bacon strips individually so that they don’t stick together. Add in your dash of black better and your brown sugar and fold the ingredients into each other until the bacon bits are well-coated. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over, and then bake for another 10 minutes. Set aside.
Using a double boiler, melt your chocolate chips and butter. You will have a glistening consistency (and your kitchen will smell great!) – set aside.
In a large bowl, mix your eggs and white sugar using an electric mixer slowly going up to high speed.
Add in melted butter and chocolate mixture and combine.
Now, add the rest of your ingredients: vanilla, flour, cocoa powder and salt.
Beat with mixer until you get a smooth consistency.
Pour into pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
Once your brownie cake is cool, ice it with chocolate buttercream and crumble your candied bacon on top.