Salted Caramel is poured over a sweet, vanilla bundt for a delicious autumn dessert!
Can you believe it’s time for this month’s #BundtBakers??! Where did the time go?! It seems like yesterday I made that Harvest Bundt…which may explain why I am late in submitting this month’s bundt. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it for the official group this month, but it’s still a recipe worth sharing.
I knew immediately that I wouldn’t, for anything, miss out on this event. After looking at the calender I realized I only had a few days left to get my act together and come up with a bundt with caramel. This month almost had me stumped because I had a million ideas going through my head. I didn’t know which direction to go, so ultimately, I decided, when in doubt – be classic.
Since the theme this month is caramel, I wanted to make it the focus of the dessert. I decided on a very classic vanilla cake adapted from Giada for the base. Topped with a thick, sticky, beautiful drizzle of homemade caramel then topped with bits of coarse sea salt.
So, without further adieu, here is my recipe for my #BundtBakers Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake with a Salted Caramel Drizzle. It’s surprisingly easy too…so go ahead and give it a go this weekend ;DPrint
Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake with a Salted Caramel Drizzle
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
- 1 ¼ cup self-rising flour
- ¼ cup soft wheat flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup sour milk (½ cup milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar) or buttermilk
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¼ – ½ cup cream
- Coarse Sea Salt for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together both flours. Set aside.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and sour milk.
- In four separate additions add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until a smooth, slightly thick batter forms.
- Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden and the cake tester comes out clean.
- Remove the bundt from the oven and transfer over to a wire rack. Allow enough time for the cake to settle and cool off.
- In the meantime, prepare the caramel sauce.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar. Let it sit for several minutes until it dissolves and browns. Immediately add butter and cream. Until a golden thick consistency forms. Remove from the heat and immediately transfer to a heat proof bowl. Let the caramel to cool completely.
- Once the sauce has cooled, drizzle liberally over the bundt and sprinkle coarse sea salt over the caramel.
What’s dessert without coffee??
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