Greetings Baconians! Welcome To My Castle Kitchen!
Today I am going to whip up a fabulous cake for you with our favorite food item – BACON! It’s a BACON MAPLE CAKE and you’re gonna LOVE IT!
Bacon Maple Cake
1 lb. maple bacon (not maplewood smoked – although if you can’t find MAPLE bacon – this works!!)
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cconfectioners’ sugar (or more for spreadable consistency)
Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces, cook over med-low heat in skillet – don’t make it “crunchy” by cooking too much! Cool on paper towels to absorb excess grease.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350, Butter and flour two 9″ round cake pans.
Make the cake according to directions on box, using the 3 eggs, 2/3 cup water, and one stick of softened butter.
Coarsely mix in half a stick of softened butter with the brown sugar, and sprinkle evenly on the bottom of the cake pans keeping away from the edge about a half inch. Drizzle the syrup over the sugar. Divide the batter among the two pans, pouring over the syrup/sugar mix. Bake for 23-25 minutes, check for doneness with toothpick.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes (no more!)and invert cakes out of pan carefully onto plates to cool completely.
Take about 2/3 of the cooled bacon and dice VERY fine.
FROSTING: Beat one stick butter til creamy, add confectioners sugar one half cup at a time. Add the syrup, being aware of the consistency.
frost the gooey side of one cake, sprinkle with the finely diced bacon, top with other cake gooey side DOWN on the bacon. Frost the entire cake and top with remaining 1/3 of the bacon pieces.
Not really COMPLICATED but maybe a few more steps than my usual bacon recipe for you on Saturday huh? Trust me – it’s worth it……………honest.
My Mom says the reason this is so yummy is that mixing maple with bacon is one of her favorite things about having pancakes with bacon. That syrup gets on the bacon and it’s a REALLY GREAT combination of salty/sweet and she likes it even better than the pancakes. HAHAHA
I know you’re all probably still FULL from your Thanksgiving dinners this past week but when you’re in the mood for something SWEET with that bacony taste – try this cake!
I can’t leave you without giving you some of our favorite silliness!
I shall retire now to my Throne Room for a Royal SNOOZER!