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Salty-Sweet 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons on ASpicyPerspective.com4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons. A decadent salty-sweet treat that can satisfy any craving!

4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons. A decadent salty-sweet treat that can satisfy any craving!

Bacon Desserts; they’re trendy right now. Actually “trendy” isn’t quite strong enough to describe the impact of pork fat and sugar on food culture. It’s literally EVERYWHERE. Donuts served with bacon on top, chocolate covered b-stripscandied bacon, pork fat ice cream, deep fried twinkies stuffed with you-know-what, maple bacon martinis, chocolate chip piggy cookies, porky bread pudding… I could go on.

The fact is, when Denny’s is advertising Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sundaes you know it’s become an over-the-top pop-culture phenomenon.

4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons

Usually, I rebel against this sort of thing. Not pork fat. Or sweets for that matter, I’m a fan of both. I simply rebel against trendy things. I can’t exactly tell you why, maybe it has to do with the old question mom and pop embedded deep in my psyche, “So if your friends decide to jump off a cliff, would you jump too?”

If all my friends are wearing platform shoes, I refuse. If everyone is watching a certain show on TV, I’m entirely disinterested.  If all the bakers are making French macaroons, for some unknown reason I cross my arms in protest. Don’t I like French macaroons? Of course I do… it’s the principle of the matter. *wink*

But I have thoroughly and completely given into this bacon dessert craze. Dreams of salty pork fat dripping with chocolate flood my mind and suddenly, I could care less if everyone else is doing it.

If my friends jumped off a cliff into a boiling river of Nutella with shards of bacon drifting through, would I jump too? Yes. Yes I would. Emphatically, YES.

After all, bacon does make everything better, and so does Nutella. So how could this be wrong?

4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

This little creation, Bacon and Nutella Napoleons, is almost too easy to make. Dangerously easy. It involves three stand-alone ingredients that when put together have a dark power~Bacon, Nutella, and Pound Cake.

Make sure to prepare these with friends (AKA accountability partners) around or you WILL eat the entire tray!

To Prepare Bacon and Nutella Napoleons:

Sizzle up some strips and drain on a paper towel. Slice a pound cake into 1/4 inch slices. Then use a cookie cutter to cut small circles of cake.

Making 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

Place some Nutella in a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off) and layer the pound cake, Nutella and bacon strips.

How to Make 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

Drizzle a little extra Nutella on top and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.

Bacon and Nutella Napoleons

Yield: 20

Prep Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pound cake
  • 1 jar of Nutella
  • Sea salt


  1. Cut the strips of bacon into quarters. Sizzle in a skillet until reddish-brown and mostly crisp.
  2. Cut a pound cake into 1/4 inch slices. Then use a 1 - 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter to cut small circles of cake. You end up with about 60-70 circles, depending on the size of your pound cake.
  3. Place some Nutella in a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off) and layer the pound cake, Nutella and b-strips, three pound cake slices high.
  4. Drizzle a little extra Nutella on top and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.

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Awesome 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

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70 Responses to “Bacon and Nutella Napoleons”

  1. Nelly Rodriguezposted April 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I am speechless. I want that for breakfast!


  2. Belinda @zomppaposted April 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I say not a trend…a classic! What a gorgeous presentation – that poundcake…great way to raise the elegance level at any party.


  3. claudia lamascoloposted April 28, 2011 at 8:24 am

    These look awesome!~


  4. Jennifurlaposted April 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Thos are so adorable and I LOVE your presentation.


  5. RavieNomNomsposted April 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I am the same way! I love to break tradition and I don’t like to follow the norms…however, the bacon in the desserts is something I am so glad you caved with. I think your play on this new fad is just perfect! First off, pound cake just reminds me of spring time and strawberries. My mom always use to serve pound cake with whipped cream and fresh summer strawberries when I was little. Secondly, Nutella is a new love for me, I just discovered how much I love it this year…and man was I missing out before!! YUM! Thirdly, who doesn’t love bacon?! I mean, really.

    This is just so creative! Thank you so much for sharing it!


  6. lindsey@lindseliciousposted April 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

    What a nice presentation and I love how easy and simple it is! This might just have to be dessert Friday night when the girls come over. =) Love it.


  7. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchenposted April 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Yum, like a BLT sandwich, with nutella :) I love it!


  8. Danposted April 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

    These look excellent! Wow.


  9. Chris and Amyposted April 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

    While it’s true that bacon is “trendy,” who doesn’t love bacon?!?! These look amazing!


  10. Maris (In Good Taste)posted April 28, 2011 at 9:56 am

    These look absolutely amazing and I would be in that vat right behind you!


  11. Devaki@weavethousandflavorsposted April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    It is ah-mah-zing how you take every day food and turn them into culinary couture!

    wowzah dahling :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors


  12. Gastronome Tartposted April 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wipe…drool…off…of…face…. Literally, these look delicious! I absolutely love bacon desserts (hence why they are so popular, as I’m not the only one lol) and Nutella! Bravo!


  13. Julia @ DimpleArtsposted April 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

    This is FABULOUS!!! I already have modification ideas running through my mind!


  14. Geniposted April 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I completely agree with you on avoiding trends, but this dessert?!? My oh my you have created the impossible here! This is 100% something I am going to try! (And probably eat all of without sharing)


  15. Andreaposted April 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Nutella and bacon! Sinfully fabulous!


  16. Lindaposted April 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Darling and delicious! I laughed reading your post – I’m so like you, I’ll always do the opposite of what “they” say or tell me to do! I’ve heard alot of this “bacon” combo but have not had the desire to try any….until now! It’s simple, it’s unique and it’s so pretty!


  17. Celiaposted April 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Haha there’s a reason bacon is trendy: it inspired people to awesome sweet-salty heights of deliciousness…like this. Yummm.


  18. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Sommer, this sounds too good to be true! Bacon AND Nutella, what a treat.
    Great pictures! Kirsten


  19. skip to malouposted April 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I was smiling reading your post, as I feel so much like you.. outside the box ideas are what excites me haha. the first time i made nutella and bacon stuffed french toast my kids were like ewww but when they took a bite hmmm.. oh well it’s been a breakfast staple since haha
    but these Bacon & Nutella Napoleons are insanely delicious. I could finish a tray of this. oh yes definitely sure!

    I love your site. did it have a “facelift” it looks so fresh and clean out here.


  20. Parsley Sageposted April 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh man. That’s hot stuff. As one fellow Okie to another, know that I’m ‘fixin’ to’ make this puppy as my pre-Royal Wedding day holiday treat. Well done!


  21. Heather @ Not a DIY Lifeposted April 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Wow, this sounds amazing!


  22. Carolynposted April 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Another one bites the dust. I am with ya, just fell in to the trend of bacon in dessert. Yours is aweseom!


  23. Joyposted April 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    That is so cool. The combo is wonderful.


  24. Eileenposted April 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve never been a trendy girl. I like to go against the grain – it’s more fun (wink)… I love your creations and am quite sure I could devour several in one sitting!


  25. Baking Serendipityposted April 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Amazing! I have never tried Nutella with bacon before, but I bet it is over the top wonderful :) These are too cute! When Titanic came out I was in seventh grade and in a “I won’t do it if everyone else does” phase. I still have yet to see the movie!


  26. The Food Houndposted April 29, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’m usually behind on trends so that when I actually start participating, the trend is over and I am no longer “trendy.” Good tactic, eh?? :) But bacon in desserts? Totally loving this one!! Love this recipe- so easy and SO impressive!!


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  28. Angie's Recipesposted April 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

    That pound cake alone is already fantastic, and layered with nutella and bacon…that’s just heavenly!


  29. Angie's Recipesposted April 29, 2011 at 9:39 am

    That pound cake alone is already fantastic, and layered with nutella and bacon…that’s just a Queen Treat!


  30. dakshaposted April 29, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Gorgeous presentation! beautifully done delicious.


  31. BigFatBakerposted April 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    MMM..bacon fatty goodness? What could be better!


  32. sweetlifeposted April 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm




  33. wizzythestickposted April 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Wow! yes the lamest blog comment ever but you’ve left me speechless.


  34. Saraposted April 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    You know, I’m the same! if anything is “trendy” I will not be interested in it until it goes out of fashion lol! But I had the same thing with chocolate and bacon. As I’m not a big fan of chocolate, in fact, the combination with bacon has made it wonderful to me. Imagine with Nutella, which instead I already love by itself. I need to try a Nutella bacon dessert too!


  35. kankanaposted April 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    This is great way to convert a simple pound cake to a gorgeous classy sweet treat .. I love bacon, but hubby likes only and only in breakfast !


  36. elle marieposted April 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    That is the most perfect poundcake I’ve ever seen, I recently fell in love with Paula Deen’s recipe, but could I have the recipe for the pound cake? That aside, I just admire your creativity, I really do, this is quite an adorable looking biscuit.


  37. Kitaposted April 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Im all over this trend if these are the types of desserts I get! Long live the bacon. These look beautiful.


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  39. Dmarieposted April 30, 2011 at 6:58 am

    oh, MY!! and love this concept too…how beautiful simple. seems like there could be endless variations–all involving bacon! ;)


  40. Claudiaposted April 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I avoid the “trends” but if bacon was jumping off a cliff – I might follow. And now I’m looking for an excuse to have people over so I can make these (too dangerous just to make for the family – oh what a lot of calories would be consumed). Pure non-trendy deliciousness.


  41. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted April 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I’m not even a meat eater, but I know this pairing is marvelous. Congrats on making the Top 9 today!


  42. Michelle Benoit (ChocolateCentral)posted April 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve been hearing about this pork and chocolate pairing craze via the internet (I live in a small Mexican pueblo) and I don’t doubt that it is good, but I am not a pork eater. On the other hand, I’ll take chocolate anytime. Congrats on making the Top 9 on Foodbuzz.


  43. gastronomic nomadposted April 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I think I’m tearing in pure joy reading your post. My two favorite things, nutella and bacon, served with pound cake. I must be in heaven right now. I will be serving this up for Mother’s Day next week!!


  44. Rachel @ Bakeritaposted April 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I signed onto your website stuffed, and now I’m drooling and hungry!
    These look absolutely incredible and your photos are stunning.
    I’ll try this out ASAP…maybe with the brioche I just made! So yummy, cannnot wait!


  45. Julie M.posted May 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

    That looks great Summer! Definitely a delicious way to combine salty and sweet into a finger food friendly treat.


  46. Jenny (VintageSugarcube)posted May 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE coming to your site and seeing what you’ll come up with next!! These are killer. XOXO


  47. Jenny (VintageSugarcube)posted May 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing what you’ll come up with next!! Killer photos.


  48. Kocineraposted May 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I have to admit, the whole chocolatey bacon craze has always been very intriguing to me, but I’ve never actually tried it. I love how simple and easy this recipe is! Sounds like the perfect introduction to bacon desserts!


  49. Victoria @ Mission: Foodposted May 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    You’re right, this is super easy. I don’t always indulge in food trends, but sometimes you just gotta :) I have a pretty good feeling that bacon desserts are not going away any time soon!


  50. Sanjeeta kkposted May 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I love the idea of cutting the cake with cookie cuter..will appeal to my kids. Have missed out quite a few scrumptious posts here, Sommer..need to browse them all.


  51. briarroseposted May 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Nutella and bacon…..is that heaven before me? Why yes….I think it is. Wonderful treat.


  52. Heleneposted May 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    So creative, I love the idea.


  53. A Little Yumminessposted May 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    you are right about trendy…..it hasn’t caught on with me…i am not great at sweet and savory but someday i will cave, I am sure!


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  55. Magic of Spiceposted May 4, 2011 at 9:34 am

    The bacon dessert thing has my boys going nuts…being raised by a vegetarian mom has them bacon obsessed :) They look so fun!


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  57. JazzRulesposted May 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You had me at bacon!!


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  59. Michelleposted May 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I am just sitting at work drooling over these… Can’t.. look… away! I <3 bacon and chocolate together. Thanks for the recipe! (I also <3 easy recipes.)


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