Bacon cake

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Bacon cake is a dish made with bacon, either savory or sweet, and generally baked in an oven, although it's sometimes cooked in a skillet on a range top.[1]

Savory bacon cake[edit]

A savory bacon cake is like a potato cake, and can be made with potatoes or other root vegetables such as parsnips.[2][3] An 1830 cookbook offers a simple recipe consisting of cooked bacon, flour, salt, and water.[4]

Estonian pekikook is a bacon cake not unlike a quiche,[5] made with eggs and a small amount of flour.[6]

Sweet bacon cake[edit]

Cake with a topping of bacon.

A sweet bacon cake typically has bacon as a flavor accent or topping.[7][8] Bacon pairs well with chocolate, and recipes for chocolate bacon cake are numerous.[9][10] A related item is the bacon cupcake.[11][12]

Bacon cake as a guilty pleasure is found among various American authors including Dan Savage[13] and Garrison Keillor.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bacon Cake Made Right in Skillet". The Palm Beach Post. 20 April 1972. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. ^ Grimes, Lulu (2006). Cooking from Scratch. Murdoch Books. p. 138. ISBN 9781740457903.
  3. ^ Rogers, Juliet; Scarlett, Kay (2010). Meals Made Easy. Murdoch Books. p. 35. ISBN 9781741969030.
  4. ^ Dolby, Richard (1830). The Cook's Dictionary and House-keeper's Directory: A New Family Manual of Cookery and Confectionery, on a Plan of Ready Reference, Never Hitherto Attempted. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 35.
  5. ^ Kärner, Karin Annus (2005). Estonian Tastes and Traditions. Hippocrene Books. p. 221. ISBN 9780781811224.
  6. ^ Jaani, Virgo (14 August 2006). "Toitlustamine" (in Estonian). Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Maple Bacon Upside Down Cake recipe from Betty Crocker". Betty Crocker. 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  8. ^ Hatmaker, Julia (12 February 2014). "How to make Apple Bacon Cinnamon Cake: Bacontine's Day". The Patriot-News. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Chocolatey Bacon Cake". Noble Pig. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Bacon-Laced Chocolate Cake". Better Homes and Gardens. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  11. ^ Andreadis, Cleopatra (30 March 2009). "Bacon Cupcakes, Bacon Cake? Why Not?". ABC News. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting". The Novice Chef. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  13. ^ Savage, Dan (2003). Skipping Towards Gomorrah. Penguin. p. 107. ISBN 9781101118139.
  14. ^ Keillor, Garrison (2013). O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound. Grove/Atlantic. p. 89. ISBN 9780802193032.
  15. ^ Kraig, Bruce (2013). Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 333. ISBN 9781598849554.
  16. ^ Pagrach-Chandra, Gaitri (2009). Warm Bread and Honey Cake. Anova Books. p. 132. ISBN 9781862058415.

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