4/19/09

pineapple & bacon pound cake


Yes, I know a lot of us are on diets, myself included. I've been doing the "clean eat" semi-diet for a while now. So I did not really eat this, only a small sample to make sure it came out great. And yes it truly came out decadent, divine, heavenly, pineappley & baconley. I have wanted for some time now to make something with pineapple and bacon. I mean they go so well together on a pizza (if done right), so I wanted to try it else where. I came up with the idea of putting pineapple and bacon in a butter rich pound cake. Why not? Let's just kick that fattening pound cake up a few more fattening notches shall we? Allllrighty then!


pineapple & bacon poundcake
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3 – 4 pieces of bacon, cooked crisp
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained, divided (might need a bit more, so have a small can of crushed pineapple set aside in case you need it)
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temp.
2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 ts baking powder
¼ cup half & half
1 ts pure vanilla extract

Cook about 3 – 4 slices of bacon till just about crisp. Drain on paper towels, set aside.
Take a few pieces of pineapple and chop up about 2 ts (or more) for the glaze, set aside in fridge to keep cool.
Put 3/4 cup or so, of undrained pineapple with its juice in a small bowl; set aside.
Drain remaining pineapple and measure 1 cup of drained crushed pineapple; set aside.
Cream shortening, butter, and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Sift flour and baking powder together; add to creamed mixture, 1 large scoopful at a time, alternating with half & half. Now stirring by hand, add vanilla; then fold in 3/4 cup undrained pineapple with juice and blend well.
Pour batter into a well greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Place in cold oven.
Turn oven to 325° and bake for 1 ½ hours, or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger.
Let pineapple pound cake stand for few minutes in pan. Run knife around edges to loosen and remove pineapple cake carefully to a rack.

Pineapple & Bacon Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons reserved pineapple syrup
About 2 ts of minced pineapple (or more if you like it, I did)
3-4 ts +/- of cooked bacon, finely chopped.

Mix the sugar and pineapple syrup until desired consistency (I like mine fairly thick), then add in minced pineapple and bacon, pour over pound cake.

56 comments:

  1. Another great creation from my fabulous friend! I am sure whoever you shared this with was on cloud 9!

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  2. I love that combination on pizza! I'm trying to eat better too, but it's so hard with all these desserts! The pound cake looks nice and dense.

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  3. Hey it's like Hawaiian pizza, why not!

    I would grease the bundt pan with the bacon grease just to seal in the flavor.

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  4. DAAAAAAMN that looks good, Dawn!!

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  5. Oh. Wow. So... do you need a houseboy? I'll work for food. :)

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  6. Ok, I have to admit that this one souns WEIRD, but I'm sure it's amazing as you say. Love the combo on pizza as well :)

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  7. I dont like pizza with pineapple and bacon but I would try this....

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  8. Honestly- my first reaction was hmmm how could this taste good? Then I thought about how good pineapple is with ham and how beautiful it looks and gosh- sounds like a winner! Another great creation.

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  9. You even have bacon in the glaze....and THIS is why I love you!

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  10. Fabulous! I love the bacon in the cake and the frosting! Yum!

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  11. pineapple and bacon in cake? that's.. so cool. seriously. you are like creativity all stuffed into one person! and a gorgeous person at that!

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  12. Oh yes!!!! Bacon in a pound cake with cheese and pineapple and oodles of frosting. I'm sold. The gym can wait!

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  13. mmmmm Pineapple and bacon!! First I thought it was a savory cake but then I saw the sugar. Dawn, you are really creative to some up with something like that.

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  14. I don't know where you come up with these combos, but I'm impressed. I hope your weekend went well, I was down the cape today antique shopping. I got an awesome bundt pan for pound cake in fact.

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  15. oh no you didn't! how's it taste?? good i'm sure :)

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  16. Most of the time when I have to crisp up a few slices of bacon, I end up eating the majority of it before it makes it into the recipe! This is heaven right here: salty and sweet, my favorite combo.

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  17. Bacon poundcake?! creative!

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  18. Mmmm, can I have a piece. What an awesome mix of flavors!

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  19. You are evil. just plain eveil to come up with this!! It must have been heavenly!!!!

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  20. I love this-I mean heck, if you are going to eat nauhgty, why choose between bacon and sweets right? do both in the same recipe! It would only take me a few hours to drive there and share another piece. ;)

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  21. This Glaze looks really, really tasty.

    I started the whole "what else can I add bacon to" about a month ago, I've added this to the list of things to dry.

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  22. Good thing I'm not on a diet right now. I'll take 2 slices!

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  23. I love it! Bacon makes everything better - even Cake! This is gorgeous and so moist and rich looking!

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  24. I was curious when I saw bacon in a cake. Looks delicious.

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  25. Wow, Dawn, this poundcake sounds incredible. It's so funny that you're posting this right now; I have a pepperoni and pineapple pizza sitting in my fridge right now (or the remnants of what was a pepperoni and pineapple pizza, I should say). I can't wait to try this poundcake. It looks totally divine!!

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  26. Pork and pineapple is a match made in heaven! I'm sorry you weren't able to eat more of this :( Hopefully you can make it again when you're comfortable with your progress! :)

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  27. Well, Hawaiian pizza is about the only one I eat, so this would be a fun thing to try!

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  28. Wow!!! I love baking w/ bacon and can't wait to try this out!

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  29. stop with the insanity! i declare, dawn--you are the master of interesting combinations. although, now that i think about it, i like hawaiian pizza very much, and it's essentially pineapple and pig grease. good for you--the texture looks particularly pleasing. :)

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  30. Dawn- This is beyond what I would call scrumptious. The sound of it alone has me imagining what the taste is like. How intriguing, it looks so wonderful!

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  31. I bet the sweet & salty was really nice

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  32. everything is better with bacon. I have to admit though I can't stand pineapple on pizza but give me a good meat lover's pizza and I in heaven.

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  33. Are you kidding me? Bacon in pound cake? Now I know I am in pound cake heaven! You are a total genius Dawn!

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  34. Oh Dawn - only you could pull this off. It looks and sounds amazing! I wish I could have a thick slice right now. YUM!

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  35. You do beat all girl! This is an amazing cake that I would have never thought of in a million years and yet you pull it off that I want a piece right now!!

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  36. WOw..what a different combination for a pound cake...It looks great!

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  37. All I can say is wow. Was the bacon flavor really pronounced?

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  38. *dead*

    This is doing it up!!! That pineapple/bacon glaze...amazing!

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  39. This kicks serious BUTT.
    I'm liking the bacon grease on the bundt pan idea myself.

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  40. I've been trying to figure out a way to incorporate bacon into my baking. And even though I've been trying to cleanse myself too this is worth taking a break!

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  41. Wow! You come up with the best things!

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  42. Sounds interesting...I can't quite imagine the taste.

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  43. What a great combo...and a fantastic idea for pound cake. I want a piece.

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  44. You're so creative - I love it!

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  45. Dawn!! You have to start making and selling these, seriously. I'd buy them! How freaking delicious looking!

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  46. I'll have to quote Joey from Friends on this one: Bacon? Good. Pineapple? Good. Cake? Good. What's not to like?

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  47. hi ..
    i like your blog - one of my fave.
    please visit mine. i am still learning to bake.

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  48. Clumbsy Cookie NAILED it, LOL!

    "I'll have to quote Joey from Friends on this one: Bacon? Good. Pineapple? Good. Cake? Good. What's not to like?"

    There is no topping that comment. :)

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  49. Okay, wow....seriously wow! That REALLY looks good!
    ~ingrid

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  50. Um, wow. I know that is what Ingrid just said, but that's what I thought when I read the post so I am sticking with it. Love how creative you are.

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  51. OMG I am such a fan of yours....I am printing out so many recipes it is redic!

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  52. I'm planning to make this tomorrow. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

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  53. A friend of mine just posted this on fb this week and I think I will use this recipe to make mini cupcakes for all my neighbors for Valentine's day...after all, who doesn't like bacon?!

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