Recipe: Maple Bacon Cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds 908 grams thick slice bacon
  • 375 ml Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup divided
  • ¾ cup butter divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

For the Maple Bacon

  1. Lay strips of thick cut bacon on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Coat both sides with 50 ml Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup
  2. Place in a pre-heated 350-degree oven. Bake until crispy but not overdone. Turn slices every ten minutes
  3. Remove from oven. Allow to cool. Crumble half the bacon. Set aside

For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9×9 inch pan with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together 175 ml Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup and ½ cup butter.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla, and half the crumbled bacon.
  5. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  6. Stir in the milk until batter is smooth.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool completely

For the icing

In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup
Gradually beat in just enough remaining Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more Maple Syrup, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.

To Assemble

  1. Once the cake is completely cooled, transfer to a cake plate.
  2. Frost the entire cake
  3. Sprinkle the remaining crumbled on the top of the frosted cake
  4. Bend the slices of bacon in half, gently fit on to the edge of the cake
  5. Repeat until the cake is covered in bacon.