Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bacon-Brown Sugar Coffee Cake (Recipe Link and Photos)

So last week I had the idea for a coffee cake flavored with bacon and brown sugar. When I did a web search, I found that it'd been done. Rather than try to "re-invent the wheel," I decided to try the recipe that sounded best.

I'm not sure I'm allowed to copy the full recipe here, but you'll find it at Moxie:  Bacon-Brown Sugar Coffee Cake.
bacon cake in pan
I followed the recipe almost exactly as written, using six slices of bacon (the recipe calls for six to eight slices) and light brown sugar (because I don't have any dark brown sugar on hand).  To make it healthier (ha) I used lower-sodium bacon and light sour cream.

We wrapped the cooled cake and didn't taste it until the next morning.  Before slicing the cake, I dusted it with a little powdered sugar.  I think a glaze--maybe with some bacon drippings in place of butter or a touch of maple syrup--would also work, but this was quick and easy.

The result?  The cake itself is very tender and tasty.  The bacon flavor isn't very pronounced, but it adds to the complexity of the overall flavor.  I think that, if the bacon was a little more crisp and more finely crumbled, it would hardly be identifiable.  The flavors of vanilla, bacon, and brown sugar, combined with the texture of oats and bacon, make this a very interesting cake.  It would be fun to take to a pot-luck brunch (although it might be wise to label it in case anyone doesn't eat pork).
bacon coffee cake
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15 comments :

  1. That looks so yummy! I love bacon in just about anything and this sounds like the perfect breakfast bread :)

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  2. Now THAT is different!

    This recipe is something I'll have to tuck away for a cooler morning!

    Have yourself a splendid day!

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  3. Melissa, this is an interesting combination - how can you go wrong with bacon? Thanks for stopping by my blog - have a blessed day!

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  4. How interesting! :) Someone brought in maple doughnuts from DD at church and they had bacon pieces on them, too. Can't say "yuck" until you try, right?! :)

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  5. Wow I have never heard of a cake like that lol I love brown sugar,coffee,and bacon. But I dunno about it all together..hmm might have to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. As they say, everything is better with bacon. I wouldn't have EVER thought of this combo!

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  7. I'll echo Sabrina---T says everything is better with bacon! :) Thanks for the visit today!!

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  8. Wow, that looks really good! Great job Melissa!

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  9. Did you say bacon? That sounds interesting. I do love my bacon. So, I'll have to try it. Thanks for linkin up for tasty tuesdays.

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  10. It never would have occured to me to combine those flavors, but it does sound good!

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  11. I'm going to have to try this one! Thanks for sharing in our recipe swap. I agree that a nice maple glaze sounds like a good topping.

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  12. DELICIOUS! Definitely marking this one to try! THANKS for sharing it!

    - Carrie, Offering Hospitality

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  13. My hubby would love this, he is a bacon huge lover. While a healthier product, maybe the low sodium had something to do with the bacon flavor. I would like to try this using your changes and a few more slices of bacon. Thanks for sharing. Have a great holiday!

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  14. Hmmm bacon ok I'm taking your word on it and will try it!!

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