~ Onion Lovin Brunch Cake ~

Cassie *


I learned a version of this recipe in Home Economics Class, many years ago...I created this one, I added the addition of bacon, as bacon is good anytime. I used vadalia onions, but can use any sweet onion...so good!


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  • 1 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    each - salt & onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 7 medium
    onions, sliced thin...my mandolin makes short work of it
  • Pinch
    dried thyme
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese, your choice , i use cheddar
  • 1
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 slice
    precooked bacon
  • Salt
    & pepper to taste

How to Make ~ Onion Lovin Brunch Cake ~


  1. Slice onions, trying to keep all about the same thickness , a mandolin works great and is so quick.

    Over medium heat, in a large skillet, melt butter and add onions and pinch of thyme, can also lightly salt if you wish. Saute until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Sift flour, salt, onion powder and baking powder together.

    Cut into flour, 3 tablespoons, butter, until crumbly. Into this add 1/2 cup milk, beat with a fork, just until incorporated, about 18 strokes.

    Spray an 11 x 7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    Spread out batter evenly in bottom of dish. I lightly spray the top of batter and use an offset knife for this, whatever's easiest for you.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degree F.

    Spread onions evenly over batter and then sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Mix egg and mustard with milk, beating well. Pour over onions and cheese.

    Top with bacon.
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Don't overcook.

    Let set up for 5 minutes, then cut into squares. Salt and pepper if desired.

    Enjoy this scrumptious dish.

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About ~ Onion Lovin Brunch Cake ~

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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