In my experience, the best bacon cheesecakes are made from freshly grated fresh bacon, not cooked bacon, and they are best served with eggs and toast.
But the same applies to the other types of cheesecake that have to be baked and served in a traditional bakery.
Here are my favorite ways to make your own bacon cheesecake, and then share it with your friends and family.
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Bacon cheesecake from a baker’s cupcake recipe Ingredients: 1 (8-ounce) bag of unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup (2 sticks) unsweetened applesauce (I used 2 cups) 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup (4 ounces) unsaturated fat (from margarine, butter, or coconut oil) 1 cup plus 1 tablespoons of milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (12 ounces) buttermilk, plus more if needed 1/8 cup (3 ounces) powdered sugar, plus a splash for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Combine the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and baking powder-packed light brown sugars in a medium bowl.
Beat the eggs and milk until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Add the applesauces, and stir to combine.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
Spread batter evenly into an 8-inch springform pan, then bake for 25 minutes.
Turn cakes out of the oven, and allow them to cool completely.
The cakes will set slightly on the sides.
Transfer cakes to wire racks to cool, then slice.
For the topping: Whisk together the egg yolks, unsweeten applesauage, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
Pour the mixture over the cake, then spread the mixture evenly over the top.
If you like your cheesecake a little sweeter, add a dash of honey.
Top the cheesecake with a slice of pineapple, if desired.
Nutrition Facts Bacon Cheesecake from an American Bakery recipe Amount Per Serving Calories 190 Calories from Fat 70 % Daily Value* Total Fat 10g 14% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 4g Sodium 20mg 1% Potassium 916mg 30% Total Carbohydrates 36g 11% Dietary Fiber 8g 32% Sugars 23g Protein 14g 28% Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 27% Calcium 14% Iron 9% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.