Maple Bacon Cake

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1 lb maple bacon (not maplewood smoked)
1 box butter yellow recipe cake mix
3 eggs
2/3 c water
1 1/2 stick butter
1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c maple syrup
1 stick butter
1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar (or more for spreadable consistency)
1/8 c maple syrup (or 1/2 tsp. maple flavor)

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C.J. Sharpless Recipe
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Gum Tree Village, PA
Member Since Feb 2011
C.J.'s notes for this recipe:
Bacon addicts, unite! This cake tastes like pancakes and bacon together - yes it is a lot of butter... and an entire pound of bacon, but is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!!
Now that I have made it once, everyone wants it for their birthday!
Future plans: try making it pineapple upside down variety, with bacon of course!
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Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces, cook over med-low heat in skillet - don't make it "crunchy" by cooking too much! Cool on paper towels to absorb excess grease.
Set aside.
PREHEAT OVER TO 350*, Butter and flour two 9" round cake pans.
Make the cake according to directions on box, using the 3 eggs, 2/3 cup water, and one stick of softened butter.
Coarsely mix in half a stick of softened butter with the brown sugar, and sprinkle evenly on the bottom of the cake pans keeping away from the edge about a half inch. Drizzle the syrup over the sugar. Divide the batter among the two pans, pouring over the syrup/sugar mix. Bake for 23-25 minutes, check for doneness with toothpick.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes (no more!)and invert cakes out of pan carefully onto plates to cool completely.
Take about 2/3 of the cooled bacon and dice VERY fine.
FROSTING: Beat one stick butter til creamy, add confectioners sugar one half cup at a time. Add the syrup, being aware of the consistency.
frost the gooey side of one cake, sprinkle with the finely diced bacon, top with other cake gooey side DOWN on the bacon. Frost the entire cake and top with remaining 1/3 of the bacon pieces.

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user Carrie Halliday FILOgirl - Sep 10, 2011
This intrigues me and gives me ideas...think I may try a variance of this, thank you for the inspiration!
user Karen Cericola luv2bake87 - Sep 10, 2011
thanks for the friend has a cake business...and makes cupcakes called "french toast cupcakes"...i think this is as close to her recipe as im going to find without asking her to give up a recipe!!!, bacon makes everything better!!!
user Melanie B MelBelle - Sep 11, 2011
user Tanya White brwnielvr - Nov 23, 2011
made this tonight. took longer than 30 min to prep for me...and I had to make more frosting, because I couldn't cover the entire cake. But it smells amazing and I can wait to cut into it tomorrow.

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