Maple Bacon Upside Down Cake

 

 

Yes I went there.  I followed this recipe for the topping and technique, but I didn’t want to use a cake mix so I used this cake recipe instead. This resulted in the use of 3 sticks of butter, one tub of sour cream, 3 cups of sugar (white and brown), and, you know – bacon.

Some ingredients (this is my favorite kind of bacon):

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Cooking pecans in bacon grease, then with maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla:

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The topping and melted butter:

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Mixing up the sour cream cake:

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Ready to go in the oven!

DSC04215Out of the oven, with a toddler in the background eating grapes

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Flipped!

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Top with bacon and scrape the rest of the topping out of the pan . . .whoops . . .

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Look at this amazingness!

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Oh my yummies . . . 

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Shout outs to my parents for some of the supplies and the use of their kitchen, my Mom for taking it out of the oven and scraping the topping, and Brian for holding the bowl while I poured the batter since I had a baby wrapped up on me!

If I did it again I would try putting the bacon in with the gooey topping so it would be more mixed in, but I think the recipe had the directions this way so the bacon didn’t get overcooked.  

It’s so good and completely decadent!

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