By this point, you must all know how much I love kosher bacon…lamb bacon, turkey bacon, beef bacon…it’s all delicious, crunchy, salty perfection. I even have a section on my blog just for kosher bacon! So with my 32nd birthday coming up in just a few days (yeah baby!!!), I thought it would be fun to combine bacon with my other favorite food, chocolate, for the perfect sweet and salty dessert. Well, see, every year I make my own birthday cake and I decided that this was the year I was going to ask someone else to make it for me. And when I think of cake, my mind immediately goes to the incredibly talented and MAJORLY popular food blogger, Molly Yeh of mynameisyeh.com. Molly and I became virtual-friends a few years ago when I reached out to her to chat about her beautiful photography and hamantaschen. Yup, hamantaschen! I think I’ve become more of a stalker at this point but we don’t need to talk about that, right??? We just need to talk about the fact that she made me this cake! THIS CAKE! This rich chocolate olive oil cake with luscious cream cheese frosting and crunchy sweet and salty bacon. Of course I must point out that as a kosher-eating Orthodox Jew, I did not actually get to eat this amazing cake that Molly made for me (plus she lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota so I wouldn’t get to eat it unless I get my butt on a plane to go visit) but there are easy adaptions you can make so this cake is completely kosher. You have two options: 1. make this cake dairy and leave off the candied bacon topping or 2. if you really want that delicious bacon topping (using kosher bacon, of course), use soy milk or coconut milk in place of the whole milk in the chocolate cake, use margarine or vegetable shortening and non-dairy cream cheese in the frosting. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
I am in my happy place! 32, here I come!
Layers of chocolate, sweet frosting and crunchy bacon. Bacon, bacon, bacon. Did I mention the bacon?
kitchen-tested.com, guest post from Molly Yeh mynameisyeh.com
Please note that if you keep kosher and you want the kosher candied bacon on your cake, you should replace the whole milk with soy milk or coconut milk in the chocolate olive oil cake and use margarine/vegetable shortening and non-dairy cream cheese in the frosting.