I made this for a friend who has a deep love for bacon. It reminds me a lot of pancakes and bacon.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.

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  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet; cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned but still soft, about 7 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Place the bacon on the bottom of the greased cake pan, overlapping slices as necessary to fit. Sprinkle the bacon strips with the brown sugar.

  • Combine the prepared cake batter, maple extract, and maple syrup in a large bowl, mixing well. Pour the batter over the brown sugar and bacon in the cake pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool cake slightly and remove from pan by inverting onto a serving platter. Cut into wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

381.6 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 13% DV; fat 22.4g 34% DV; cholesterol 28.6mg 10% DV; sodium 564.5mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2009
I took another reviewers suggestion and cut the bacon into bits and fried it before adding it to the bottom of the baking pan. I also used a box of yellow Jiffy cake mix because the store I went to was out of white. My kids loved this. Cake for breakfast? Heck yeah. There were NO leftovers. I had made eggs on the side and this meal was reminiscent of McDonald's McGriddles. I'll make this again. I served this with homemade pancake syrup also from this site. NOTE: Butter or grease the heck out of your pan. Otherwise you aren't getting that cake out no sir. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/10/2009
Not a make again receipe sorry. If I were to make it again the bacon needs to be cooked longer and then crumbled. It was awful trying to cut the bacon and the cake so moist. The grandkids gave it a one star too. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2009
I took another reviewers suggestion and cut the bacon into bits and fried it before adding it to the bottom of the baking pan. I also used a box of yellow Jiffy cake mix because the store I went to was out of white. My kids loved this. Cake for breakfast? Heck yeah. There were NO leftovers. I had made eggs on the side and this meal was reminiscent of McDonald's McGriddles. I'll make this again. I served this with homemade pancake syrup also from this site. NOTE: Butter or grease the heck out of your pan. Otherwise you aren't getting that cake out no sir. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
I won best dessert at Bacon Fest at work! I did do what another review suggested and cut the bacon up in little pieces instead of the strips. I also subbed 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cin. extract for the maple extract (didn't have any). The cake by itself was excellent as well will be using that for a future recipe this fall:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/10/2009
Not a make again receipe sorry. If I were to make it again the bacon needs to be cooked longer and then crumbled. It was awful trying to cut the bacon and the cake so moist. The grandkids gave it a one star too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
I also crumbled the bacon for the pan and added some to the cake. I went a step further and frosted 2 layers of this cake with buttercream frosting with bacon and maple flavoring added. It was a hit with my bacon loving family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2009
I have never heard of this before but I bet it would taste like bacon and pancakes. Will have to give this a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
Oh my God this has to be one of the best things that I have ever made. This was so good! It was a hit for everyone that ate it too. The only thing that changed was that I cooked the bacon till it was crispy. I also cut up two pieces of bacon and put it inside. The cake ended up perfect and there was no problem cutting the cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2010
I saved this recipe but held off making it for quite sometime now. I decided I would try it with my kids this morning. I did as others suggested by cutting the bacon up before frying it. I served with eggs and milk and the kids LOVED it! I probably wont make it too much because I try to give the kids healthy breakfast but for a treat this was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
This was great but I did make a few changes. I used yellow cake mix instead of white added 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon and 1 tsp. Vanilla extract to the mix. I took other's advice and cut the bacon into 1 inch strips before frying and fried til crispy. I added about 8 strips into the mix but used the rest as stated in the original recipe. I sprinkled the finished cake with powdered sugar and served with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Made this as my daughter's birthday breakfast and the whole family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
This tastes really good! I'm kind of a klutz in the kitchen...as per my usual I didn't grease the bundt pan well enough. I thought the bacon would bring its own grease but it carmelized nicely with the brown sugar. Some of the cake stuck to the sides as well so I had to piece it back together and scrape out the bacon from the pan to set back on top. To hide my big mess I made a maple glaze. In a pan on medium heat cook 2 tbsp butter 1/4 cup maple syrup one cup of confectioners sugar. Whisk until smooth drizzle over the cake. It hid all my imperfections and tasted great! Read More
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