How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13- x 9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening.
Beat cake mix and next 5 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350°F for 34 to 38 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
Make the Bacon-Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 (8-oz.) package softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Beat in 21/2 cups powdered sugar, 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir in 7 cooked and crumbled bacon slices.
Spread top of cake with frosting; sprinkle with toasted pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.
This recipe would also make wonderfully decadent cupcakes. Just follow baking directions on cake mix package for cupcakes.