Bacon Maple Layer Cake
Source: www.taste-the-bacon.com. This maple bacon cake recipe is a must for your bacon recipe collection. This is a cake with two layers with crumbled bacon mixed into the batter. Crumbled bacon is then added to the top of the first layer with the rest sprinkled on top. Recipe calls for a pound of bacon, but for the true bacon lovers, you can use as much as you want. There are two parts to this maple bacon cake recipe. There is the maple cake and the cream frosting.
- 1 lb Johnston’s bacon
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups pure maple syrup (at least grade B)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain well on paper towels, crumble and set aside.
- Spray two 9 inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Set the pans aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment makes this so much easier, but I have done it by hand.
- Beat the eggs into the mixture until well combined. Then add the maple syrup and beat until well combined.
- In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour into butter mixture. Add milk and vanilla extract. Mix well until all ingredients are completely integrated. You should have a smooth batter. Stir in half of the crumbled bacon.
- Divide the batter between the two 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
- Remove cakes from cake pan and place on a cooling rack.
- Spread some of the maple buttercream frosting (recipe below), over the top of one of the layers. The cover with half of the remaining crumbled bacon. Place the second layer cake on top of the first and spread remaining frosting over the top and sides. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over the top.
- Maple Buttercream Frosting:
- 2 sticks of butter softened (1 cup)
- 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth and creamy using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment (recommended) or by hand.
- Mix in powdered sugar and beat for about a minute.
- Add brown sugar and maple syrup scraping sides as needed. Continue to beat for a couple more minutes until mixture is fluffy.