I started this post back in 2012 but never got around to finishing it. Probably because I was too pissed off about having to make my own birthday cake.
Can you sense a theme here?
Smell the bitterness over the deliciousness of maple glazed bacon?
Yeah, me too. Nevermind, this Maple glazed bacon donut cake makes up for it.
Every year I expect a huge surprise birthday party complete with awesome dessert bar and every year I end up muttering under my breath while MOTY bitches about having to drive over to give me some poorly wrapped poorly chosen discarded trinket to signify another year that I have been on this earth and my kids are all ‘is there going to be cake’?
So this year I was all fuck this shit and decided to make myself a cake instead of waiting for someone else to remember.
And seeing I don’t actually LIKE cake, the Maple glazed bacon donut cake was born.
I am pretty sure I just won the internet in awesomeness.
And because UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE I am caring and giving and shit, I present you with another foul mouthed tutorial so you can at least have a tiny taste of what it is like to be me.
First you need to get yourself some REAL maple syrup and a basting brush.
Because I like to pretend that I am on a cooking show, I like me some ‘pinch bowls’. While trawling fancy homewares sites I discovered that these tiny bowls are called ‘pinch bowls’ for ‘mise en place’ which is like a posh way of saying you got your shit together before you start cooking.
Educational AND delicious, is there nothing this blog can’t do?
Lay out your bacon (I used ‘American bacon’ for this cause it is streaky with fat and caramelises nicely.) on these wire thingamadoodles on top of a foil lined tray.
Or not. Follow your heart.
And then you brush your bacon LIBERALLY with the maple syrup. To be brutally honest you could probably pour it over or dip the bacon into a bowl of syrup… however you decide to do it, make sure that fatty salty goodness is good and soaked.
Resisting the urge to say ‘that’s what she said’ cause that is so 2013 and this post predates that.
Chuck that shizzle in a 180C oven for 10 minutes or so.
And then turn over after another dousing in Maple syrup.
Try not to drool. Or eat it straight off the pan because that shit is HOT. Duh.
Or not. I take no responsibility for any stupidity around maple glazed bacon.
After anther 10 mins or so take it out of the oven (maybe less, I started this post 2 years ago and I don’t remember whether I ate lunch today or picked up my son from school *runs to his room… all good stop panicking* so use your judgement. If your kitchen is on fire, maybe you should have taken it out earlier.)
Wait for it to cool and then chop up.
OMG I need to make this again…
Arrange the donuts on a pretty cake stand and then scatter the bacon on top.
These are a mixture of Krispy Kreme that I had stashed in the freezer and Donut King vanilla glazed. No one could tell which was which. Probably because they were too busy stealing all the bacon.
Any left overs are cooks prerogative or would probably keep for a few days in the fridge.
Serve and enjoy.