Pancakes and Bacon Cake Slices with Maple Buttercream

Hope everyone had a beautiful Father’s Day weekend!! I was so lucky to spend all last week with my Mom, Dad and little brother while they were visiting us in CA. Miss them already.

This is such a funky recipe, I love it to pieces. In Seattle a couple weeks ago I had a cupcake called Pancakes and Bacon. It had these same flavors and what a great combo! I had to come home and create my own version!

Wait until you sink your teeth into the maple buttercream. To die for with those bacon chunks on top.

Here’s your line up of ingredients. Simple!

Let’s start with the cake mix.

Your pudding mix.

4 lovely eggs. It was so fun having my mom help with this recipe. Two sets of hands make a world of difference!

Milk and oil.

Sour cream and maple syrup. Mmmm!

Give her a good mix!

Crisp up some bacon. I use the pre-cooked strips. Quick and easy.

Add your crumbled bacon.

Give her another mix!

Time to pour into your loaf pans.

Spread evenly and time to bake!

While your cakes are baking, prepare your frosting. A very simple maple buttercream.

Divide over both cooled cakes, take a lick. It’s to die for!

Spread your maple buttercream evenly over top.

Here’s the fun part, top with crumbled bacon ๐Ÿ™‚

Slice and enjoy!

Maple-y sweet and salty delicious.

Isn’t it pretty?

Bacon frosting! Lol!


Pancakes and Bacon Cake Slices

1 yellow cake mix

1 instant vanilla pudding mix

4 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

12 strips pre-cooked bacon, crumbled

Maple Buttercream

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted softened butter

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

2 3/4 cup powdered sugar

12 strips pre-cooked bacon, crumbled

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray 2 loaf pans with non stick cooking spray.

2. Place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, milk, oil, sour cream, and maple syrup into a stand mixer mixing until well combined. Add bacon crumbles mixing until combined. Divide and transfer to prepared loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until baked through. Tops will be deep golden brown, do not be alarmed ๐Ÿ™‚

3. While cake is baking or cooling, prepare frosting. Place butter and syrup into stand mixer, mixing until well combined. Add powdered sugar, beating on low until combined. Frost over cooled cakes and top with crumbled bacon pieces. Slice and enjoy!

Makes 2 loaves, about 24 slices

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  1. Wow, I have always been a fan of combining sweet and savoury. I just love bacon with my french toast and drenched in syrup or honey of course! This recipe looks delish!!

  2. So *that’s* what you were doing with that maple buttercream! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I remember seeing that cupcake at Yellow Leaf and wanting to try it, but the Salted Caramel won out. Now I’ll just make your cake!!!

  3. Jeannie Hertz

    Ok… you call for loaf pans in this recipe. I need a definition by size. Is it a 9×5 or an 8×4? This so confuses me. Is a loaf pan a standard size?

  4. Jennifer

    I have been nervous to try something that is sweet with bacon even though it is definitely the trend – but this one actually looks great! I just got a kitchen-aid mixer at my wedding shower last week and have been trying to use it whenever I can so this looks like it will be on the menu for the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It sure is pretty! I once had bacon popcorn, bacon soda, bacon vodka, and bacon chapstick. NONE of them any good. Hesitant to try this now..

  6. Special K

    WOW!! I am SO making that this weekend!!! Thanks for the great recipes!! I also have to add, your photos are SPECTACULAR!!! Glad I “Stumbled” on to your site!

  7. Jenny!
    These are beyond amazing!
    Your kitchen is so BRIGHT!
    Must be that CALIFORNIA sun!
    I need to paint my nails pretty like yours for FOOD pictures!

  8. OK, my brain just fell out of my head and onto the floor after reading about this bread. I picked it up, dusted it off, and plan to use it to astonish and amaze my family with some Pancakes & Bacon Bread later in the week. Thank you so much, Jenny, for such a lovely and creative recipe!!

  9. Sage

    My husband and I went to Babycakes here in SD a few weeks ago on our anniversary, and he had the “Breakfast in Bed” cupcake (I also sampled some of his of course). ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was great, and he has been raving about it ever since. He says it was a “man’s cupcake” because of the addition of bacon. He’s going to be in Heaven when I show him this recipe…. and *maybe* if I’m feeling nice I’ll make it for him. We’ve never been disappointed by a recipe of yours, and I’ve made plenty!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I have been unsure about adding bacon to some dessert dishes I have seen. But, pardon the pun, this recipe really does take the cake!! Your photos of this pancake & bacon cake looks absolutely amazing!!! I really can’t wait to try out this recipe!! It looks so good!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. When I first saw the photo of the finished product and read the title of the recipe, I thought: “She’s got to be kidding!” Now that I’ve read the details, I’m thinking: “She may be a genius replicating this dish!”

    Keep writing…

  12. Ceri

    You’ve done it again! I love you Jenny of Picky-Palate. I made this for my department this morning and of 27 people, no one was disappointed. I loved going to bed with the smell of bacon and waking up to put the finishing touches on it (again, more bacon aroma). It was divine!

  13. Debbie

    This sounds like haven! Can not wait to try it!! Thinking of trying turkey bacon since I really dont eat pork or beef. Anyone tried else tried with turkey bacon?? Thanks Jenny!!

  14. Stella

    My boyfriend is an absolute bacon fanatic and this is the cake I’m going to be making for his birthday next month! Thank you so much for the recipe.

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