Original recipe yields 8 servings
I took another reviewers suggestion and cut the bacon into bits and fried it, before adding it to the bottom of the baking pan. I also used a box of yellow Jiffy cake mix, because the store I went to was out of white. My kids loved this. Cake for breakfast? Heck yeah. There were NO leftovers. I had made eggs on the side and this meal was reminiscent of McDonald's McGriddles. I'll make this again. I served this with homemade pancake syrup, also from this site. NOTE: Butter or grease the heck out of your pan. Otherwise, you aren't getting that cake out, no sir.
I won best dessert at Bacon Fest at work! I did do what another review suggested and cut the bacon up in little pieces instead of the strips. I also subbed 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract + 1/2 tsp cin. extract for the maple extract (didn't have any). The cake by itself was excellent as well, will be using that for a future recipe this fall :)
Not a make again receipe, sorry. If I were to make it again the bacon needs to be cooked longer and then crumbled. It was awful trying to cut the bacon and the cake so moist. The grandkids gave it a one star too.