I have been eagerly awaiting to share this with you and I am so glad the time as finally come. I will admit that the timing is a little off for me as we are just days into our Whole 30 journey and just staring at all this sugary goodness is killing me. Anyways more on that another day and lets talk about this Maple Bacon Donut Cake.
I am super excited to share that I was selected along with four other amazing bloggers to create a cake recipe to be featured on Wayfair. How cool is that? As our country, Canada, is celebrating its 150th birthday this year they wanted to help ring in the fun with a bunch of different cakes. I mean what is a birthday without a cake? We each used our creative sides which resulted in five very unique cakes. You can find the original post here as well as the other four recipes on the Wayfair cake stand page.
For mine I wanted to pay homage to our country, not only in a decorative way but within the recipe itself. So naturally the first thing that came to my mind was maple syrup and what better ingredient to pair with maple syrup than bacon? There is just something about the balance of sweet and savoury that hits the spot. I also wanted to create a cake that was a little less on the traditional side and thats were the donuts came into play. Such a fun and simple take on a cake by stacking them messily on a cake stand and quite honestly probably the perfect cake for a backyard Canada Day bbq.
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup cooked bacon, chopped
- 1. In a large bowl mix together sugar, baking powder and salt.
- 2. Add in eggs, milk and melted butter and beat entire mixture well.
- 3. Add in the first three cups of flour, beating until well blended. Mix in fourth cup. The mixture should start to pull away from the sides and form a soft dough. If it feels too sticky, add a little more flour.
- 4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for at least one hour.
- 5. Remove dough from fridge and cut in half. On a lightly floured surface roll to 1/2" thick.
- 6. Cut dough into circles (or any desired shape).
- 7. Fry donuts in 1" of oil, heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in large metal skillet. Donuts will puff up as they cook. Turn the donuts over as they brown. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes total, then remove from skillet and place on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
- 8. While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and milk. While continuing to whisk, add in maple syrup.
- 9. If glaze is thicker than desired, add in more maple syrup until desired consistency is reached.
- 10. Dip donuts in glaze and place on parchment to cool.
- 11. Sprinkle donuts with chopped bacon before icing dries.
- 12. Once the icing is set grab your cake stand and start stacking. Decorate with candles, flowers -- the options are endless!