Bakin’ With Bacon and King Ted


Here I am – back again with another unbelievable BACONIZED recipe!

A lot of my recipes aren’t what anyone would call “healthy” but I can tell you one thing they DEFINITELY are………….they’re GOOD!     This is one of those.   It’s got chocolate, bourbon (just a little!) bacon – well let’s just say there MAY be a lot of calories involved but once in a while – we MUST MUST MUST indulge – spoil ourselves – do it ANYWAY.   This might be the one that pushes you over the edge.    It’s VERY tasty.

Chocolate Pound Cake With Bourbon Bacon Frosting



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk


  • 8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 9×5 loaf pans with butter and sprinkle them with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt. In the bowl of your electric mixer (fitted with the paddle), add the butter and beat until creamy and smooth. Add in the sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy, scraping down the sides when needed, about 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing for a minute or so and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl after each. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients and mix on low speed. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat on low, gradually increasing the speed to medium, beating until the batter is smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until cake is set in the middle. Let cool completely.


  • Add the butter and cream cheese to the bowl of your electric mixer and beat on medium speed until creamy and blended. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar. Add in the bourbon and vanilla extract, then beat the frosting on medium to high speed until creamy, scraping down the sides when needed. Stir in half of the bacon with a spatula. Frost the cakes once cooled, then sprinkle the remaining bacon on top!


So was I right?    Are you salivating?   Of course you are………….Those of you who can’t eat bacon – I’m sorry about that………..and if you want to leave out the bourbon do – but really everything in this recipe is there for a reason.    This is serious pound cake and my Mom has always loved cream cheese based frosting – this has the extra added attraction of bourbon and bacon in the frosting.     Remember – a recipe is just a guide – you can modify to your own taste.    OK?  OK!

Yes it is……….TOTALLY!


Have a good weekend and I’ll see you back in Castle Baconia’s kitchen next Saturday for more yumminess.   Bring your appetite along.    You won’t be sorry!

Your King………..

45 responses »

  1. I love chocolate cake, and the bourbon frosting sounds delicious. Perfectly acceptable without the bacon!


  2. That looks yummy. A rainy day and 62. Got my ceramic things out where I have mulch. Did a lot of outside stuff yesterday. Kind of sore but; feel good. Hope it is nice by you.


  3. That is the most decadent recipe yet! Bacon and chocolate. Wow. We are having blts for dinner, and maybe mama should slip in a little bitter chocolate under the tomato, haha.


  4. Awesome. Truth be told, Mom would eat the chocolate pound cake plain and be the happiest girl around. For me, a frosting with bacon, butter, AND cream cheese should be on EVERYTHING!

    Love and licks,


  5. This fits in well with our paleo/keto style of eating…LOL, LOL!!
    Seriously, I could make the frosting work, that way, and find a sub cake to top with it! Hmmm, there is a birthday and Father’s day here soon….wait, I have to work Father’s Day:(

    It is a yummy treat! Add it to Miss D’s lunch buffet!! Its fun to indulge over there:)


    • Imagination indulging is one of everybody’s favorite things about the cafeteria at Ding Dong Sheep School…..even ME – who puts the daily menu together – by the time I’m finished doing that I’m STARVING!

      Hugs, Pam


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