There’s something about sweet and savory flavors that pair so well together. This amazing maple bacon cake recipe is a wonderful combination that any dessert lover will enjoy.
Though bacon on a cake might seem odd to some, when paired with maple it is a delicious combination. The sweet and salty flavors balance each other out to make a scrumptious dessert. You will be amazed by how delicious these breakfast flavors will taste in a cake.
Not only does this cake taste amazing, but it also is easy to make. It is great for sharing with your friends or family, as it is something everyone will enjoy. This will become one of your go-to recipes when you are in the mood for something sweet and savory.
1 package white cake mix (prepared according to box instructions)
12 slices of Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked bacon, chopped into pieces
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon maple flavor extract
¼ cup maple syrup
9 inch round pan
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons maple extract
For the Frosting:
Prepare the Oven and the Pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a nine-inch round cake pan.
Cook the Bacon
In a large pan cook the bacon for approximately seven minutes, turning frequently. Once cooked, place the bacon on paper towels to remove excess grease. Chop bacon into pieces once cooled and place them in the cake pan then top with brown sugar.
Prepare the Cake
In accordance with the instructions on the box, prepare the cake mix. Combine the prepared cake mix, maple extract, and maple syrup until mixed well. Pour the cake batter over the brown sugar and bacon in the pan.
Bake the Cake
Bake the cake for around 15-20 minutes. Use a tooth to check if the cake is fully cooked, if the cake is done, the toothpick will come out clean. Flip the cake onto a wire rack to allow it to cool.
Prepare the Frosting
Beat the butter until fluffy with an electric mixer. Add the confectioners’ sugar in one cup at a time until fully combined. Add in the maple extract and maple syrup until frosting is fluffy.
Once the cake has fully cooled, frost with the maple buttercream. Store cake in a covered container in the fridge for up to five days. If desired, allow the cake to reach room temperature before serving.
A Delicious and Simple Cake
Whether you want to indulge in a cake for breakfast or are looking for a unique dessert for your dinner party, this cake is perfect. It is easy to make and incorporates the classic breakfast flavors of bacon and maple. You will love all the wonderful flavors in this fun cake.
Karen Rutherford is founder and editor in chief at Cakedecorist. You will often find her in the kitchen creating edible works of art or trying out some new recipes. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen has decided to share her abundant knowledge with the internet audience and provide only the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.