Man Cakes - Pancakes for your special man

Man Cakes - Pancakes for your special man

June 14, 2019

Man Cakes

If your favorite man already loves to get hopped up on pancakes in the morning, he needs to try these: 

Man Cakes ingredients:

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled*

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 Tablespoons white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

10 fluid ounces of your favorite beer (you will taste the beer flavor!)

3 Tablespoons unsalted Casco Bay Creamery Butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Extra Casco Bay Creamery Butter to grease griddle/pan

*If you want to try candied bacon, you’ll also need 1/3 cup packed brown sugar and follow the directions below the cake recipe.


  • Heat your griddle or skillet and grease with butter
  • Whisk dry ingredients (flour, white sugar and baking powder) in a large bowl.
  • Mix liquid ingredients (beer, melted butter, salt and vanilla extract) in another bowl.
  • Then, gently stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a smooth batter.
  • Add bacon pieces to the batter and stir (see directions for candied bacon below)
  • Pour ½ cup batter at a time on to a hot griddle, spacing at least an inch apart. Cook until the Man Cake batter bubbles or the edges are browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip and cook until golden brown and the center is set, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  • Layer on extra strips of bacon if you like. Serve with butter and syrup.

Directions for Candied Bacon: Make ahead of time to save a step in the morning

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Put a wire rack on top of baking sheet and then arrange the bacon strips on wire rack.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon strips with half the brown sugar.
  • Return to oven and bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and turn bacon over sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and bake 10 to 15 more minutes.
  • Remove bacon, let cool, and crumble into small pieces to include in the Man Cakes batter.
  • Note: You may want to keep some strips of bacon to layer on top of the Man Cakes.

Adapted from All Recipes 

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