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Maple Bacon Cake Doughnuts

While I don't eat them too often, I love a good glazed doughnut. I've always wanted to make them at home but usually don't have the time to roll out a dough, cut the doughnuts and allow them to rest. I also typically don't like to deep fry too many foods so I purchased a mini doughnut pan perfect for cake batter.

This maple bacon doughnut recipe is made with a quick one bowl batter recipe that is simple and absolutely delish. The crispy salty bacon and the sweet maple glaze is to die for. The video tutorial above shows everything start to finish along with my taste test (my fav part). I hope you give these a try and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more :)

Maple Bacon Cake Doughnuts


1 1/2 c flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 c sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 large egg

1 tbsp. unsalted butter

3/4 c whole milk (I used soy)


Maple syrup

1 tbsp. salted butter

1/4 powdered sugar

3 strips pork bacon

You'll Need:

Doughnut Pan

Measuring cups & spoons

Large Bowl & Whisk

Step 1: Doughnut Batter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon) and whisk together until fully incorporated. This helps to make the batter light without having to sift.

Make a small well in the center of the flour mix and add all wet ingredients (milk, egg, vanilla, butter). Stir until just combined. I then used a measuring cup to pour my batter into the mini doughnut pan. Bake for 10 minutes of until springy to the touch.

Step 2: Bacon

Use as much bacon as you'd like here, after all they're your doughnuts!

Cut the raw bacon into small pieces and cook on low heat to slowly render the fat. Once your bacon is done, remove from the heat and drain on paper towel. Set aside.

Step 3: Maple Glaze

The glaze is very easy. You'll make as little or as much as you need for your doughnuts. The consistency is also up to you. Start with melted butter, then stir in powdered sugar. Add the maple syrup a couple tablespoons at a time until it reaches the consistency you'd like.

Step 4: Dip and Top

By now the doughnuts should have slightly cooled, the bacon is ready to go and the glaze is perfect. Now dip those babies in the maple glaze and immediately top with bacon pieces before it sets.

Like all doughnuts, these are best warm so eat up and enjoy!

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