Pancakes and Bacon Cake

These Pancakes and Bacon Cake slices are the perfect sweet and salty treats for your family. This recipe will have you snacking happy for days!

Pancakes and Bacon Cake

This is such a fun recipe. I’ve had pancakes and bacon cupcakes at some of my favorite bakeries and this cake has the same delicious flavors! 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.

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Here’s your line up of ingredients. Simple!

How to Make This Bacon Cake

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 🙂

Slice and enjoy!

Maple-y sweet and salty delicious.

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Pancakes and Bacon Cake

These Pancakes and Bacon Cake slices are the perfect sweet and salty treats for your family. This recipe will have you snacking happy for days!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Jenny
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Pancake Bacon Cake

  • 1 box 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 bacon pre-cooked, crumbled

Maple Buttercream

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 strips bacon pre-cooked, crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray 2 loaf pans with non stick cooking spray.
  • 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™‚
  • 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!


*Yield = Two loaves or about 24 slices of Pancake Bacon Cake


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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47 Responses
  1. Terry

    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!!!

  2. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    This is so creative! What a great combination of sweet and salty. I am so intrigued that I must try this soon!

  3. 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™‚

  4. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    I love how creative you are! You always come up with the most fun recipes!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Oh my stars alive, is this the best looking cake I’ve seen in a while or what? I need a slice or two about right now!

  6. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    holy cow. HOLY COW! those look outrageously delicious! thanks for sharing!

  7. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    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!!

  8. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Jenny, these cake slices look out of this world! Breakfast all in one yummy slice of cake/bread. I love all of the recent bacon/dessert recipes I’ve been seeing. My boyfriend is eagerly waiting for me to make one myself!

  9. teresa

    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!

  10. Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

    My, my, my! This looks absolutely amazing! I think I could eat a few pieces of this for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner!

  11. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    I love how bacon is becoming a dessert condiment, it’s so funny! But, I’m not complaining, it really is delicious. Great job on this, I need to memorize how you alter the cake mix, it must save so much time!

  12. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    This maple buttercream sounds awesome. I’m a little scared of the bacon mixed in ha ha. But it seriously looks delicious.

  13. Amanda

    Gorgeous cake, Jenny!! I would love to sink my teeth into that loaf for breakfast, lol!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 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!

  15. Stephanie

    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..

  16. 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™‚

  17. 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?

  18. Angie

    Genius! I’m trying to decide how many slices I’d eat before I could bring myself to stop ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. bridget {bake at 350}

    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!!!

  20. shelly (cookies and cups)

    I bet this is amazing! Kinda similar to that cupcake from The Yellow Leaf that we tried…I can only imagine how delicious that maple buttercream is!

  21. Cookin' Canuck

    Sweet and salty…that’s exactly the way I like my desserts. It looks as though you did justice to that cupcake!

  22. Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine

    I have never mixed bacon with anything sweet before, i am still plucking up the nerve to give it a whirl before I would make it at home – but I would like to try one day! I love your mixer!

  23. Aninas Recipes

    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!!

  24. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Holy moly – everything I love about breakfast in one delicious dish! This looks amazing, Jenny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    What an interesting recipe! I loooove bacon and the maple buttercream sounds to die for! I’ve got this recipe saved for a special day ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Okay I don’t eat bacon but I do eat cake and pancake-cake AND maple buttercream…Jenny this is so creative and I bet just heavenly!

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