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Bacon Cake

Posted by Eric Hazard | 5 Comments

Bacon CakeFoodbloggess extraordinaire Miss Ginsu has combined two of the greatest food inventions ever into one delectable treat: bacon and cake.

What? You think that sounds a little, dare I say, disgusting? Au contraire mon frère, I’ll let Miss Ginsu explain:

Now, before you say “eeeew!” remember that sweet and salty tastes are often pretty great together. Chocolate covered pretzels, say. Or salted butter caramels. Or peanut-butter cookies

Still don’t believe me? Well this wasn’t some form of foodie concept art, this was the real deal and the proof is in the pudding as they say. Whoever the lucky recipients of this pork largess were, they enjoyed the combination of sweet and savory. “[E]veryone who tried the chocolate bacon cake proclaimed enjoyment. Some went back for seconds. In the end, not a single slice went unclaimed,” according to Miss Ginsu.

So for those of you with a love of bacon and cake, perhaps wondering how they have gone through life for this long without putting the two together, Miss Ginsu has prepared the recipe for you, complete with Paula Dean Brown Buttered Icing. Num…num:

I know what Mrs. WineHazard and I will be enjoyed during the next birthday celebration. The only question I have is what wine to put with it. Hmmm, the possibilities.


5 Responses to “Bacon Cake”

  1. Joel Friedlander
    March 25th, 2008 @

    What a wonderful idea; you get to combine your nitrites with your sodium and your sugar. I’ll bet such a desert is recommended by your doctor to promote full medical employment by aiding in the development of cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. Does the cook use lard in the cake or pure butter?

  2. Josh Friedlander
    March 25th, 2008 @

    I love it! Where do I get some?

  3. Matt F
    March 25th, 2008 @

    Its an abomination under god!

    Just as blasphemous as ManBearPig

  4. MissGinsu
    March 25th, 2008 @

    To Joel’s point… anything in moderation, sir. This is dessert, not lunch. (And perhaps an abomination under god, I guess, although that seems a bit extreme.)

    Actually, aside from a little sugar and salt (and maybe more fat than any cubicle-dweller really needs in a day), a random slice of homemade bacon cake within the course of a healthy diet probably isn’t *that* awful for you. Far better than a bag of Cheetos and a pint of Haagen-Dazs consumed while watching the Daily Show.

    I’d advise a nitrate-free bacon, of course. I like the Berkshire Extra-Thick Cut Nitrate-Free Bacon at FrescoDirecto.

    Thanks for the post, folks!
    Miss G.

  5. Dodi
    July 25th, 2010 @

    It is intriguing for sure, and yes, anything in moderation is ok, there are a lot worse things people do to themselves lol

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