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Pancake Cake Recipe

Pancake Cake Recipe

Good morning! This cake is for the breakfast lover, it tastes just like a stack of fresh pancakes. Pair it up with a batch of maple syrup-flavored buttercream and candied bacon! Yum! This recipe makes three 6"x2" cake rounds or two 8"x2" cake rounds. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pancake cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 8" round cakes
Calories 2023 kcal

Ingredients

Candied Bacon Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Cake Ingredients

  • 12 oz AP flour
  • 12 oz super fine sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 8 oz unsalted butter room temp
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp maple flavoring
  • 4 large eggs room temp
  • 8 oz milk room temp

Instructions

Candied Bacon

  1. Place bacon on a wire rack over foil-lined baking sheet, brush the top of bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle brown sugar on top.

  2. Bake in a preheated oven 400ºF/200ºC for 15 minutes.

  3. Flip bacon on wire rack, brush maple syrup on other side and sprinkle brown sugar on top.

  4. Bake for another 15 minutes or until desired level of crispiness is reached. 

  5. Once removed from oven, place on parchment paper and flip often until cooled to prevent it from sticking.

Pancake Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/175ºC. Grease three 8" cake pans with cake goop.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter until softened. Sprinkle in sugar and turn up speed to medium. Let mix 6-10 minutes until light in color and fluffy

  4. Add in your eggs ONE AT A TIME. Let mix a full minute after each addition of the egg before adding the next. 

  5. Add your flour and milk in alternating in thirds. Start with 1/3 of your flour, let combine, then add in 1/3 of your milk, then flour, then milk, then flour, then milk. Mix another 15 seconds to combine. 

  6. Divide into three 8" pans. Layers will be a little shorter than normal so you have more "crunch" from the browning against the pan and adds to the flavor of the pancakes. You can also use two 8" pans if you want taller layers. 

  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool and ice with easy buttercream combined with a tsp of maple flavoring and your chopped up candied bacon. 

Recipe Notes

When torting cake, melt butter in a small bowl and brush it onto each layer to infuse butter flavoring into pancake cake.

Nutrition Facts
Pancake Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2023 Calories from Fat 846
% Daily Value*
Fat 94g145%
Saturated Fat 50g250%
Cholesterol 456mg152%
Sodium 932mg39%
Potassium 997mg28%
Carbohydrates 267g89%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 174g193%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 2395IU48%
Calcium 408mg41%
Iron 7.3mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.