Bakin’ With Bacon In Baconia

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Greetings Baconians!  Welcome to the Castle Kitchen!

I have a dessert treat involving bacon today that I think you will have a hard time resisting.  

Monsieur Le King I can’t imagine anyone could resist zee delicious cake you are making today!!

Bacon Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients

  •  6 slices bacon (you can have MORE bacon if you want a more “bacon-ish” dessert of course!)
  •  1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  •  1 cup packed light brown sugar
  •  7 fresh pineapple rings (about 1/2 inch thick)
  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  Pinch of salt
  •  3/4 cup granulated sugar
  •  2 large eggs
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  3/4 cup buttermilk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 9 to 11 minutes; remove to paper towels. Finely chop and set aside.

Pour off all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the skillet. Add 4 tablespoons butter and melt over low heat. Pour into a 9-inch-round cake pan, tilting the pan to coat the bottom. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the butter mixture.

Place a pineapple ring in the middle of the pan, then arrange the remaining rings around the outside, overlapping them slightly if necessary. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of the chopped bacon in the middle of the rings and between them.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the remaining 1 stick butter and the granulated sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat until the batter is smooth, about 15 more seconds. Fold in the remaining chopped bacon.

Spread the batter over the pineapple in the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer to a rack and let cool 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert onto a platter. Let cool at least 1 hour before serving.

Voila!  One delicious dessert!

Easy peasy as we say in Baconia.   I am fairly certain that you could use regular milk vs. the buttermilk in this recipe and it would be just as delicious but buttermilk DOES have a unique flavor so it may be that it’s BEST with buttermilk.

I’m gonna hold my breath until you make this for me!!!!

Add this one to your “gotta try it” list……………….you know as King of Baconia I wouldn’t recommend something that wasn’t beyond yummy right?   Right!

Baking is exhausting – I shall now retire to my chair for a snoozer…….

Hugs, Your King

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38 responses »

  1. Yummy! Motor Man calls that “Pineapple Upside Downwards Cake”. Motor Mommy has always thought that was funny. But I’m sure he’s never had it with BACON!
    Love, Sundae

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  2. That does sound good. I finally bought some dried apricots and I am planning to make a recipe you posted before Christmas. Have a great day! XO

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    • Oh yes I remember that one – All my life I’ve realized that recipes are just a “suggestion” and that we can substitute things for other things and still have a FABULOUS meal, dessert, appetizer……rarely is it that changing a recipe doesn’t work. I love dried apricots as a snack. Let me know how things turn out!!

      Love, Pam

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  3. My mum used to make pineapple upsidedown cake most weeks when I was a child but I can’t remember her ever putting bacon in it! I think we missed out.

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  4. Happy Bacon Day in Baconia Teddy! This cake sounds delicious! Mommy does make Pineapple Upsidedown cake and she was thinking of making one for when she goes out tonight – She’s thinking BACON with the Pineapple would be the purrfect tasty surprise for her furrends!
    So we might have some bacon bakin going on here!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    • Oh Marv what a surprise everyone would have in their pineapple upside down BACON cake! You know it just has to be good AND there might be a little bit of extra bacon for YOU YOU YOU too!!!!!

      Love, Teddy

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  5. Mom used to bake pineapple upside down cakes all the time when she was in college, as her boyfriend loved them. Never did one with bacon though. This looks like the perfect combo. Yummers. Maybe you should bring one to the birthday party tomorrow. Hugs and love. Stay warm. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • Maybe I’ll bring one at the beginning of the party – hardly anyone is ever there at 3PM – that means I can eat most of it MYSELF!!! HAHAHAHAH Seriously though my Dad is a big pineapple upside down cake guy and add bacon in there and EVERYONE would be happy!!!!!

      Love, Teddy

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