Chocolate Bacon Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bacon Bundt

The Story:

I can’t watch movies in the theatre any more.

Netflix, Hulu, Red Box and my roommate’s movie stash has completely spoiled me.

In a movie theatre, there are rules.  But when I watch a movie, I reserve the right to fast forward through any scary or confrontational parts.  I watch it while it sets up the scene, introduces the characters, and maybe I’ll even watch until I can guess what’s going to go wrong.  But as soon as someone starts crying or someone is mean I just skip ahead to when everything is getting better and everyone loves each other again.

A 2 1/2 hour movie turns into a 45 minute show but then I have more free time to bake, right?[end-story]

Chocolate Bacon Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bacon Bundt Cake


Chocolate Cake:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
2/3 C. oil
1 C. sour cream
3/4 C. buttermilk or milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 C. mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Glaze:
1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
2-4 Tbsp. milk
6-8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your Bundt pan well.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl to remove any lumps and add instant pudding mix to it.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla.
4. Stir in cake mix and instant pudding mix until smooth.
5. Add chocolate chips and stir again.
6. Dump into prepared pan and spread out evenly.
7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
8. Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter and 2 Tbsp. milk. Add more milk if needed to reach a pourable consistency.
9. Pour glaze over cooled cake and spindle bacon on top. Go heavy on the bacon, your man will appreciate it.

baking with bacon

Chocolate Bacon Cake

chocolate bacon bundt cake

19 thoughts on “Chocolate Bacon Bundt Cake

  1. 1

    Oh Lizzy, you did it now! I gotta have this. Yumm. Pinning it!

  2. 2
    Stephanie says:

    Oh man, this looks INCREDIBLE!

  3. 3
    Queen Hotchibobo says:

    You watch movies like me. I haven’t been to the theater in *years* but I get up and go to the kitchen when a movie starts to get scary and/or depressing. I only watch the fun and happy parts. When an unhappy part comes on, that sounds like a great time for the concession stand to get to work!

  4. 4
    Wendy says:

    Thank you for all your great recipes and info that you have shared with all of us. My family and I love your recipes. I do have a couple of questions: Do you use the Pillsbury cake mix with the pudding already inside the mix or the plain? Why do you prefer Pillsbury? Also what brand of cocoa powder is your favorite? I know with chocolate that you can taste the difference in the quality. Thank you so much for all your insight and knowledge. I look forward to your next book. All the best wishes for your future!!

    • 4.1

      I use the Pillsbury mixes and usually they do say there is pudding in the mix. Betty Crocker is fine, but I get the best results with Pillsbury. Duncan Hines just doesn’t work for me… the crumb is way too dry and I refuse to do it. A for cocoa powder, I use either Hershey’s or Trader Joe’s.

  5. 5

    WoW! This cake is beautiful and I love the bacon 🙂

  6. 6
    Juli says:

    I have never ever seen anything that looks that good at the concession stand at the movie theatre! My husband loves chocolate and bacon and watching movies at home. Its a win win !

  7. 7
    Brenda says:

    Looks so good! I love the salty and sweet and who doesn’t like bacon?! I hope I can make both fast enough for the bacon to make it to the cake. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  8. 8
    Genia says:

    Okay, you have officially reached “Goddess” status in my house.

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    Carlee says:

    What a beautiful cake! What size pudding box did you use?

  10. 10
    Kellie M. says:

    I just made this with the Pillsbury cake mix that has pudding in the mix, and didn’t add the package of pudding in the mix. It’s still super moist, and it tastes great! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  11. 11

    I totally know what you mean – watching at home is so much better, and cheaper! Now this bundt – amazing! I love the addition of bacon to a chocolate goody!

  12. 12
    Wendy says:

    I realize this question was previously asked…but I did not see the AMOUNT or SIZE on the box of pudding listed. There is a small and large box of pudding. If I use the cake mix with pudding which size box of instant pudding should I use? Small size has 3.9 ozs. and large size has 5.9 ozs. Thanks so much! I am looking forward to trying this recipe. 🙂

  13. 13
    Gina says:

    I made this for my sons birthday! He loved it! So moist & yummy! You can make this without the bacon… Not every bite has that bacon flavor. The topping is magnificent. I used the box with the pudding and another pudding package… Moist moist moist! A+

  14. 14
    Jessica says:

    What altitude are you at? I live in Colorado at around 6,000 ft, and was wondering if it will work for me. Thanks!

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    MB says:

    I noticed on the glaze ingredients there is 1/3 cup cocoa powder but that is not listed in the instructions (unless I’m just not seeing it which is possible :). I am assuming that it is combined with the powdered sugar, melted butter and milk. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks!

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    Veronica Baughman says:

    I made this a couple of years ago for my aunt’s birthday. She loves chocolate and the bacon was an amazing addition. The cake is so moist and so chocolatey. I’m in love with it. The pudding is amazing also. This probably makes the best cake batter I’ve ever eaten.

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