Maple Bacon Streusel Cake Recipe

Maple Bacon Streusel Cake


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


45 min

1 hr 30 min


Crumbly bacon streusel topping is paired with a bourbon and bacon cake in this fantastic coffee cake recipe.

Naturally Hickory Smoked Dry Aged Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked

Product Information

You can also make this recipe with

Dry Aged Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Uncooked


6 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, diced
3/4 cup brown or maple sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, cold
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons natural maple extract
2-3 tablespoons bourbon
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
8 ounces thick sliced Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, diced  
2 cups fruit (apples, pears, rhubarb or banana), peeled and diced


Step 1
In medium pan, cook bacon until just slightly under cooked; set bacon aside and reserve 2 tablspoons bacon fat. Refrigerate bacon fat until cooled completely.

Step 2
To make streusel, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter and reserved bacon fat until mixture resembles small, pea-sized chunks. Add bacon and pecans. Set aside.

Step 3
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray half-size hotel (steam table) pan with non-stick baking spray. In large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Step 4
In bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar; mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs, maple extract and bourbon. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Add buttermilk and beat until well blended (the buttermilk mixture may appear curdled).

Step 5
Add dry ingredients one half at a time, blending at low speed just until incorporated. Fold in bacon and fruit until evenly distributed. Transfer batter to prepared baking pan and cover with bacon streusel.

Step 6

Bake 30 minutes; check to see that topping is not excessively browning (if so, cover with foil) and continue baking until center puffs (or a skewer inserted in middle comes out clean), about 10-15 minutes more. Transfer to wire rack and let cool before removing from pan or slicing.

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