Recipe: Maple Bacon Gooey Butter Cake

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photo by Bradley Robinson (@chudsbbq)

It’s Sweet Week!

Our dessert-based, winterized version of our summer spicy food challenge, Heat Week, features five special desserts five days in a row. If you come to the truck every day this week and eat the special dessert, you are rewarded for your dedication with even more food from LeRoy and Lewis (in the form of a $15 gift card)!

Our line up this week includes:

Maple Bacon Gooey Butter Cake

PB & J Cookie Sandwich

Beet Red Velvet Brownie

Saturday Morning Kolache

Banana Pudding Split

The first dessert is a specialty of my Dad’s that made it’s way into our dessert rotation just because it has that special combination of being extremely easy to make and being extremely delicious. It’s so easy to make that I literally did it with one hand while filming it with my iPhone.

Another benefit of this recipe is that it can be pointed flavor-wise in any direction you want. Pumpkin, chocolate peppermint, eggnog, berry, chocolate, pineapple, apple cinnamon, coconut, peanut butter. All these are on the table. Just replace the maple with your flavor of choice. It’s also one of the least expensive things you can make and it can fit any occasion. To see this recipe in action, check out the video on our Patreon!

Maple Bacon Gooey Butter Cake

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, 1/4 C maple syrup, 1 TB vanilla paste, and 2 eggs. Mix to combine either with a fork or a gloved hand until fully incorporated into a smooth dough.

Press the dough into a heavily greased aluminum half pan, making an even sheet. Line the dough with crisped bacon.

In a clean mixing bowl, combine the other 2 eggs, 1 TB vanilla, 1/4 C maple syrup, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Mix with a hand mixer to combine. You want all the cream cheese to incorporate smoothly. Pour this mix over the bacon lined cake mix dough.

Drizzle the top with maple syrup and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until the middle is just barely jiggly. Let cool overnight and cut into 10–12 pieces. The middle should be just a little bit gooey.

Finish with extra garnish pieces of crispy bacon and drizzle with a little more maple syrup.

Chef/Pitmaster from Austin, Texas

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