Incredible Breakfast Bake

A Breakfast Casserole – in cake form! All the morning essentials present – bacon, eggs, milk, bread and cheese – it’s a breakfast strata that tastes like a cross between quiche, omelette and savoury French toast with cheesy custardy insides, and a golden crusty surface.

Excellent way to make use of leftover bread. Make it now or leave it overnight, then just pop it in the oven the next day!

Cheese and Bacon Strata Cake – Breakfast Casserole fresh out of the oven, ready to be served
Breakfast Casserole – Strata Cake!
Being completely upfront – this is not a real dish as such, it’s just something I made up on a whim back when I first published it over 5 years ago as a way to make breakfast for a group without frying up individual bacon and eggs for everyone.

It’s essentially a breakfast casserole or a savoury bread and butter pudding, made with bread soaked in eggs and milk, scattered with cheese and bacon, then baked until golden on the surface, custardy and cheesy on the inside.

And rather than baking it the traditional way in a casserole dish, I’ve used a cake pan – so you also get golden sides and the fun factor of being able to serve slices of it like cake!

Close up showing inside of Cheese and Bacon Strata Cake – Breakfast Casserole
Something different – but you know it’s going to be tasty – right?! I like the way you sort of get “swirls” throughout the “cake”, which are really just the crust of the baguette I chopped up to make this breakfast “cake”!

What you need for this breakfast cake
Here’s all you need to make this breakfast strata – bread, eggs, bacon, cheese and milk. All the breakfast essentials!

Ingredients in Cheese and Bacon Strata Cake – Breakfast Casserole
Absolutely any bread is fine – I like long breadsticks / baguette-type because you get more “swirls” on the inside because there’s a higher crust to crumb ratio. You can also easily switch bacon for ham.

Also, bonus if it’s stale bread because it holds its form better once soaked in the egg mixture. However fresh works just fine too. The bread used in the recipe video and photos is fresh.




  • 1 Can Flaky Grands
  • Bag shredded cheddar 8 oz.
  • Half cup milk
  • Cubed ham or ground cooked sausage 1 cup cooked
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Add all ingredients and mix saving biscuits for last.



Cut biscuits into fours and carefully mix in.

Transfer to roomy casserole dish that has been oiled. Cook 25 at 350. You can’t mess this up and it comes out looking JUST like picture. Serve for breakfast or dinner w small salad.

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