Chocolatey Bacon Cake

Noble Pig Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake
My kid’s are on to me.

Child: “Mom, what are you making?”

Me: “A chocolate cake.”

Child: “No you’re not. You would never just make a plain, ole’ chocolate cake. What weird ingredients are in it?”

Me: “None.”

Child: “Don’t lie.”

Me: “Okay, Bacon.”

Child: “What else?”

Me: “Coffee.”

Child: “I knew it.”

Noble Pig Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake before baking
Ha-ha, well we all know chocolate, bacon and coffee go perfectly well together, but to a kid it seemed weird. I get it.

However, the same child and his teenage friends devoured this cake so I guess it’s not that odd after all! I’m so glad there was none left for me because it was so addicting, I couldn’t stop picking at it.

Noble Pig Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake Dripping Chocolate
The smokey bacon combined with chocolate and strongly brewed coffee was just amazing. It hits the whole salty, sweet, savory spectrum and it’s perfect. Perfect!

Noble Pig Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake with pan of chocolate
If you are looking for something a little different and indulgent, this has your name all over it. No one will be complaining when you bring this to share.

Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake ozzing chocolate

Print Recipe

Chocolatey Bacon Cake

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 8

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 8 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
    or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee, cold
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon, finely chopped, divided
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips plus more for decorating top

Glaze:

  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or nonfat)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
    or vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan with cooking spray. Cut out a piece of parchment to fit the bottom of the pan for best results.
  • Beat together butter, sugars, cocoa, salt, vanilla, espresso powder and baking powder; about two minutes. Scrape down bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down bowl again.
  • Add half the flour, beating to combine on low speed. Add coffee, then remaining flour and milk. Beat gently just until combined. Do not overmix. Stir in bacon, reserving 1/4 cup for the topping. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 70-75 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean or an instant read thermometer registers 205 degrees F in the middle.
  • Remove cake from oven and run a knife around the edges. Let cool in the pan at least 15 minutes before turning out of the pan. Let cool completely.
  • For the glaze, place all ingredients in a small pan and heat over low heat until melted. Let cool and thicken slightly before drizzling over cooled loaf. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup bacon and extra chocolate chips. Best to serve within 24 hours of making since bacon is involved.

Noble Pig Chocolate and Bacon Loaf Cake sliced
Wash this down with a big glass of milk.

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12 Comments

  1. Marie Christopher 1

    Well, I might try this….I like chocolate, I like coffee, and I like bacon…I’ll let you know. Ha! I’ll bet my son-in-law will devour the whole thing.

  2. Chocolate and Coffee go perfectly together! Oh and I know my husband would love this even more with the BACON!

  3. Merna Schneider 3

    Wow, that is different.
    I always use coffee instead of water to make a chocolate cake.
    Will make this tonite

  4. this may very well be my husband’s birthday cake next month. all his favorite ingredients in one cake. wow! when i saw it on instagram, i just had to come comment. yum!

  5. Love this chocolate cake with all the salty-sweet and smoky action here, Cathy!

  6. I’m SO all over this. I love bacon in dessert, especially with chocolate!

  7. Richard 8

    My jaw dropped! Chocolate bacon cake?? I have to try this right away, I’ve never seen anything like it, but I can almost taste it just by looking at your photos.

    This cake looks like a great way to get to your man’s heart (and not just through his arteries :D :D), I’m going to make this for my guy and see what it does!

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  9. cheri 10

    Looks like you pulled out all the stops on this, delicious!

  10. This truly is mouth-watering. I can’t wait to make one myself.

  11. Hahaha.. that sounds like my mom when I make pancakes. She doesn’t like how I change my recipe every time she tries them. But this looks so good, I would scarf this down.

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  14. Rachel T 15

    How coffee-y is this cake? I’m not a fan of coffee flavoured stuff but really want to do chocolate and bacon! Has any substituted the coffee for anything else, such as hot chocolate?!

    Thanks!

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