Bakin’ With Bacon and King Ted


“Let’s Get Bakin’ Bacon Lovers!”


‘Tis I – your King – with something I do believe you’re gonna like.   How about a BACON CAKE………………yep – everything you dream about when you want something yummy that’s got bacon in it.  A DESSERT.   With all kinds of good and tasty ingredients in addition to bacon!    Ready to bake?   Let’s do this!

Maple Bacon Upside Down Cake


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3/4cup butter
  • 1 1/2cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2/3cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2cup real maple syrup
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1box white cake mix
  • 1container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1/3cup vegetable oil
  • 3eggs
  • 1/2teaspoon almond extract


  • Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Tear bacon into pieces; set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Meanwhile, in 13×9-inch pan, melt butter in oven.
  • Cook pecans in reserved bacon drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Add brown sugar, maple syrup and vanilla to pecans, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture over butter in pan.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, sour cream, milk, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed; stir in almond extract. Pour batter over pecan mixture in pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; turn plate and pan over. Let pan remain over cake 1 minute so pecan mixture can drizzle over cake. Remove pan; sprinkle cake with bacon. Serve warm.


OK now – you have to admit – this really is an EASY cake to make and do I have to tell you how delicious it is or can you just SMELL it ????    It sure is tasty.   It’s also good for breakfast, lunch OR dinner.

You for sure will want to try this one – I know we’ve done other desserts with bacon but this one TAKES THE CAKE.    I know that’s corny but what can I say.   It’s TRUE!


Time to rest after bakin’!   

Your King – Teddy

Thank you Ann of ZOOLATRY for the fabulous poster!

37 responses »

  1. Nothing like an upside down cake! Mom said she wishes she could make a cherry upside down cake. Ooooh wheeee. Serve that next to the maple bacon upside down cake.


    • Upside down cakes are so much fun too! You’re right – these are “our” ingredients aren’t they!!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!



  2. Even the smoke is coming to WI. Prays for all. This sounds and looks really good. Another hot and humid day. I think this is the worse day for the weekend. Storms coming. Enjoy your day.


  3. Teddy, that does look like a pretty easy recipe. Mom says her mouth is watering, and she may need to send Dad to the store for a cake mix. Thanks for this one…it’s a goody! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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  4. Oh, My. Goodness.
    See those drippings…my mouth is full of the drools just like that! LOL!

    Now if I could find a keto cake mix…and I know they are out there for a price…maybe this could be on our menu sometime when we have everyone here to indulge in its gooey bacony goodness!
    This would be good for a brunch buffet, at least I think so.


    • Oh yes indeed it would be wonderful for a brunch buffet…………and you should indulge in whatever the cost of a keto cake mix is to give this a whirl….it’s too good to pass up – honest!


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