Pecan and Bacon Bundt Cake
* 1/2 cup cooked bacon crumbles
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup choped pecans
* 5 tablespoons bacon grease
* 1 pkg Pillsbury Super Moist Golden Butter Recipe cake mix
* 3 eggs
* butter, softened
*** Preheat oven as directed on your cake box.
**** I preferred using a bundt cake because I wanted to reflect my grandmother’s cake.
First mix your cake topping. In a medium bowl, mix your pecans, brown sugar and bacon crumbles. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients directed on your cake mix. I used Pillsbury Super Moist Golden Butter Recipe cake mix, so I mixed the cake mix, eggs, water, and butter as directed. I added 4 tablespoons of bacon grease and mixed in well. Set cake batter aside.
Use your remaining 1 tablesppon of bacon grease to gresae your cake pan.
Pour your cake batter into the bundt pan evenly.
Now you will be adding your cake topping.
First, using a butterknife, create small, thin, shallow ring in the cake mixture surface – halfway from the outer side of the cake pan.
Begin by spooning in 3/4 of you topping mixture into the opening of the cake batter, lightly pushing down the topping into the cake batter. The idea is to have the topping cook into the cake but in a concentrated area.
Sprinkle the rest of your cake topping over the entire surface of the cake.
Place in the oven and cook as directed on your cake mix box.
When, your cake is done and out of the oven, make sure to let cool completely before trying to remove from the bundt pan.
Cut, serve, and enjoy!
No icing is needed for this cake. It is perfectly sweetened with the cake mix and brown sugar. It would be pretty tasty with ice cream though! 🙂
NOTES ON THE RECIPE:
* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different cake mix, or even different type of nut.
* I usually use applesause instead of oil. But this cake mix asked for butter and water instead of any oil. I only added bacon grease for extra bacon flavor. The cake mix I used had pudding in the mix, so I wasn’t too concerned at making sure it was moist by using applesause.
* Be careful with baking your cake with the topping on top. It may cook faster and get a little toasty. One easy thing to do would be to put a flat pan on top about 10 minutes into the cooking time. Just keep it on for about 10-15 minutes of the cooking and then remove for the remaining cook time. You may need to extend the cooking time by about 5 minutes or so. Just make sure to do the “toothpick check” as needed.
* You may choose to put your ‘topping’ in the cake pan first and then add the cake mix. Some choose to have the bottom of the bundt cake pan as the top of the cake, but it always is different depending on the cake for me. With this recipe, it just turned out that the top was going to be the top.
* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.