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Remember the day when I informed you that I’d burnt all my taste buds off due to too-hot salted caramel consumption, and how, instead of backing away from the whole ordeal with a potholder on my tongue like any sensible human being, I pretty much threw all caution and and a few epithelial layers out the window and dove head first into the bowl of aforementioned sweet/salty heaven?

Believe it or not. I did it all for this bundt cake.

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It seems simple and sweet in that girl-next-door kind of way.

But like all stereotypical girl-next-doors, it is, as Ludacris so eloquently put it – “a lady in the streets, but a freak in the bed”.

(He really has a way with words, doesn’t he?)

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The cake element is vanilla-flavored to the MAX (3 tsp of the stuff. For real).  But the real kicker, and the thing that’ll make your eyes pop, is that sultry salted caramel glaze on top.

It’ll have you sitting there, in front of the still-too-hot bowl, practically drinking it with a straw and mumbling to yourself, “oh yes. pain is pleasure”.

Can your average run-of-the-mill bundt cake do that?  I think not.

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Salted Caramel Bundt Cake
Serves 10-12, adapted from Truffle Honey

Ingredients

      For the cake:

    • 3 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt

For the caramel glaze:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • sea salt

 

Instructions

      For the cake:

    1. Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
    3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on medium speed.  Add the sugar and beat until the mixture has paled a bit and is creamy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.  Add the vanilla and mix well.  Drop in the greek yogurt in 1/4 cup increments, mixing well after each addition.
    4. Add the flour to the mix in three batches, mixing until just combined after each addition.  Try not to overmix the batter.
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth with a rubber spatula, making sure everything is evenly distributed.
    6. Bake the cake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (mine was done faster so start checking at 40 minutes).
    7. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes.  When it is cool enough to handle, transfer to a wire rack and cool for another hour.

For the caramel glaze:

  • Pour the sugar into a medium-sized pan and heat on the stove over medium-low heat, allowing the sugar to melt and whisking often., 3-5 minutes.
  • When the sugar becomes golden brown, add the butter and whisk constantly.  Once the butter and sugar are well-combed (about 5 minutes), remove from the heat.
  • Add the cream to the pot with the caramel and stir until the caramel is thick and creamy. Pour the glaze into a bowl and set aside to cool for a bit.
  • Pour the caramel glaze over the cake and sprinkle with sea salt.

 

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118 Responses to Salted Caramel Bundt Cake

  1. You cannot go wrong with salted caramel!! Bundt cakes are always so fun.

  2. Lynn says:

    That looks delicious. It makes me think of something my mother used to make called Burnt Sugar Cake. I had forgotten about that.

    Happy weekend!

  3. Adrienne says:

    I burn my tongue all the time when I eat. Things just taste so good. I don’t have the patience to wait!

  4. Barbara says:

    Beautiful, Joanne. Love that salt/sweet combo.

  5. Gloria says:

    Joanne I love bundt cake and this is beauty!!

  6. Louisa says:

    This looks delicious. I need a reason to make it.

    Dogs are sleeping? I started a new knitting project? I just watched the most horrible music video ever? None of these are cake making reasons.

    I should invent a holiday. Surely salted caramel deserves it’s own holiday.

  7. Claudia says:

    I will sacrifice all for salty caramel. The dreamy photos say it all.

  8. london bakes says:

    This may well be the best cake I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

  9. I was just wondering why I had Greek yoghurt in the fridge. Clearly I was prescient and have to make this beautiful cake!

  10. Epicurea says:

    nice combination, i love bundt cakes and this one seems to spice things up a little :-)

  11. OohLookBel says:

    Just look at the lovely texture of that cake. And there’s salted caramel as well? I’m in heaven!

  12. Elizabeth says:

    What a lovely sight to see in the morning :)

  13. Beth says:

    Love, love, love that cake. Thank you for making my day.

  14. Oh man! I am loving, loving, loving this cake!!! It looks so good! Your photos are amazing!!! Have a great weekend Joanne!

  15. Christina says:

    The glaze is what really sets this apart from other bundts. The texture of the cake looks great.

  16. Totally worth burning your tongue for this cake, it looks awesome!

  17. Margarita says:

    Bundt cakes are love! That picture with a slice on a plate and a crumble seriously made me want to pick it.

  18. Sweet fancy Moses, that looks delicious! The texture is beautifully fluffy, and the glaze has me drooling…

  19. kelsey says:

    I believe it’s “a lady in the street but a freak in the sheets” I know my luda like that. we are bff’s

    I still swear you are attempting to make me fat with all these delish baking recipes. I think i might make this weekend…

  20. Rona says:

    Yum! What great pictures! And a glaze made of caramel, butter, and heavy cream! How can you go wrong with that?

    Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  21. Christine says:

    What a perfectly delicious way to begin or end the day!

  22. Girl, right now I am eating a “reduced fat” (yeah right) banana chocolate chip coffee cake from Starbucks that I am hoping – wishing! – will somehow magically morph into that bundt cake… It did not, so I shoved the rest of it in my mouth and will just have to dream of this cake and stare at my computer screen and try not to lick it.

  23. Lora says:

    “Freak in the bed” haha. I would bathe in salted caramel. Is that wrong? This looks amazing!

  24. I have always thought bundt cakes were a little boring. Until now! Delicious!

  25. Jenna says:

    Just went on my list of things to make! Once I get the desire to be in the kitchen again . . . which I’m hoping it SOON.

  26. Gorgeous!!!!
    God this is making me drool so badly…. I am craving this right in the morning… BAD!!!

  27. Danielle says:

    Id risk the burn for this one – it looks amazing!

  28. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Ummm yes please! I would totally risk a tongue burn for this deliciousness.

  29. Ohh, that glaze is so nice and shiny. Yum.

  30. Cathleen says:

    Haha, your post made me laugh today. It looks seriously delicious! Salted caramel.. you can’t go wrong. SO good!

  31. Dawn says:

    Salty and sweet….is there anything better in life? I think not.

  32. Pam says:

    Caramel does it for me every time.

  33. 1 tbsp of vanilla is glorious! Yum! :)

  34. Mo 'Betta says:

    I’m seriously salivating over here!

  35. Whoa, what a bundt! This looks so mouthwatering Joanne. Lovely cake!

  36. This is a deadly (but amazing) combination. I love salted caramel. Beautiful cake!

  37. You are killing me here. I’m sitting in my grant writing class, drooling over this post, and my professor is glaring at me out of the corner of his eye. Yeah, he knows what I’m doing. But do I care? No, your bundt cake is more important :)

  38. This bundt looks fiiiine! haha your poor mouth. I understand though – I’m constantly licking hot spoons.

  39. JoJo says:

    Interesting to put salt in the glaze.. :)
    I love the flavor and the smell of vanilla, I know I would like this!!

  40. Amy says:

    Dude. With the week I’ve had, I want to bathe in that salted caramel. And then eat that entire bundt, bite by bite.

  41. Pam says:

    No pain, no gain!

    It looks beautiful and totally drool worthy.

  42. i’mm sorry did you write something with this post?
    i cannot take my eyes off the glaze

  43. This bundt cake is extraordinarily delicious – think I can collapse on the spot;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  44. Mary says:

    Whoa. This sounds amazing. I can only imagine how fantastic that caramel layer would be! I might be willing to sacrifice a few tastebuds to sample that hot caramel as well.

  45. Are you serious with this caramel-y exterior? Seriously looks INCREDIBLE. And irresitble!

  46. Salt and caramel. Why are those 2 things so magical together!

  47. Eliana says:

    Anything but ordinary. Just like you. Looks amazing girl! Can’t wait to try it for myself.

  48. Kristen says:

    I pretty much love anything that is smothered in caramel…who doesn’t, really? And if they don’t, I probably won’t be their friend :). Haha. By the way, I love that you quoted Ludacris in this post. Hhahahahaa.

  49. Raina says:

    Man does this sound great! The combo of that vanilla cake and the salted caramel..wow..yum:)

  50. Ben says:

    Stop it woman! You’re ruining my diet :D

  51. You found my G-Spot. Gooey Caramel. Yes, please. Beautiful.

  52. RecipeGirl says:

    Are you KIDDING ME??? This is like the best cake ever. love.

  53. geni says:

    Yay for being Food Gawked! Saw you there Joanne! :) This cake is killing me…so crazy, crazy earthshatteringly delicious looking. WOW!

  54. I just drooled… my gosh the caramel looks amazing. I think I’ll dream about this tonight, for sure. Your macro shot is in my head. Forever! This is one brilliant boundt cake, ever!

  55. vianney says:

    I cannot type….droolllll…all over my keyboard…

  56. This looks great. Its a brilliant idea for a bundt cake!

  57. Holy crap – I would willingly burn my taste buds off for some of that cake!! Looks divine.

    Sue xo

  58. Julie says:

    I am hooked on all things salted caramel! This looks delicious! Have a great weekend.

  59. Hotly Spiced says:

    Hmmm, I see to be having trouble posting comments. Was trying to say, I too have burnt all the epithelial layers off my tongue eating sugar syrup and caramel straight from the saucepan. Not a good idea. Love the bundt cake and as soon as the caramel has cooled down I’d love a slice xx

  60. Nicole says:

    This looks gorgeous!! You’ve motivated me to make it again :)

  61. I adore bundt cake. I’ve made the chocolate one recently and it was amazing. Carmel one must be great as well ,as I just love sweets :)

  62. Looks fantastic! Salt and caramel and vanilla bundt, count me in for a huge slice.

  63. Deborah says:

    From the looks ofit – totally worth burning off your taste buds! A-MAZ-ING!!

  64. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, Wow! great flavor combination. It looks delicious. Blessings dear. Have a beautiful weekend. Catherine xo

  65. I knew I was going to bookmark this when I saw the title. Salted-caramel anything makes my mouth water.

  66. Katie says:

    Salted caramel is totally worth a slightly burnt tongue. This looks just incredible. I’ve never had a bundt cake this delicious.

  67. Dining Alone says:

    that looks so amazing. I would LOVE to have some of that right now to have with my coffee.

  68. That Girl says:

    Bundtcakes always seem so very Suzy Homemaker to me (says the girl going through an aspic phase)

  69. Hahah, I LOVE how you can work a reference to Ludacris into a blog post about a bundt cake and make it work. Bravo! This cake looks absolutely amazing!

  70. grace says:

    two words that will always make me happy: caramel glaze.

  71. yeah, okay, this looks delish…but omg i’m loving your plate/napkin combo. soooo cute.

    :)

    xo alison

  72. Chaya Selig says:

    It is caramel. How much pain could it give you? Looks fantastic.

  73. Wow Joanne – this is a serious cake! I think I gained 25lbs just reading the recipe and drooling over the pictures. Beautiful!

  74. Well the bundt cake certainly looks worth it! I don’t have a bundt pan, does that mean if I make it, it’s just cake? I might be ok with that. This looks so good, salted caramel is my favorite!

  75. Johanna GGG says:

    that quote is priceless – and the cake seems priceless too – I am no huge fan of vanilla but I will join you with drinking the caramel through the straw – just my sort of cake

  76. Miriam says:

    Now that DOES look like SOME amazing bundt cake :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  77. Katerina says:

    I love its shiny coating, I am sure it tasted heavenly!

  78. I loved that you used nonfat Greek yogurt and two sticks of butter. I pull that move all the time b/c I always have nonfat Greek yogurt so may as well use it, even if the recipe has pounds of butter and sugar! lol I love the sound of this cake. I’d risk my tongue over the hot caramel too!

  79. Chris says:

    I think Ludacris was referring to sheets of phyllo dough, don’t you?

  80. Erica says:

    I love salted caramel!That cake sounds and looks amazing!Have a great week,Jaonne!

  81. Foodycat says:

    This glaze is the most delicious thing EVER. I used yoghurt in it instead of cream and it turned out beautifully!

  82. elly says:

    This looks supremely awesome. I have a bundt pan and I have used it precisely once in about 5 years. I think I need to dust that baby off for this.

  83. Agh, the compromise between burning off your tastebuds and eating the magically delicious mixture. May your tastebuds heal swiftly! This cake looks glorious, I’m all for the three teaspoons of vanilla too! Such a beautiful flavour.

  84. Shannon says:

    it’s a tough call between what is better– the 3T vanilla or salted caramel on top :) makes for one tasty bundt!

  85. Poor tongue! I’ve burned myself on caramel badly too. It looks like it was worth it though! This looks fantastic. I’m thinking about some extra caramel to drizzle over it :)

  86. Monet says:

    I hate tongue burns. But I would have had a hard time not eating this straight from the oven. Thank you for sharing. Your post has whetted my appetite, and now I need to get creative and make dinner. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

  87. beti says:

    I don’t mind to burn myself when the food or dessert is as delicious as this bundt cake looks, I’ve done it many times

  88. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know how much sea salt to put on it? I dont want to over do it….

  89. Reeni says:

    Some burns are absolutely worth it! This is delectable – I am a fan of all things sweet and salty!

  90. daphne says:

    Oh Joanne! This is so worth it isn’t it. I love it! I wan a slice. Now!

  91. Kim says:

    I am cracking up – the words epithelial, Ludacris, and caramel all in one post. THAT LOOKS SO YUMMY.

  92. Natalie says:

    oh boy. i need this. neeeeed.

    but i also need that recipe you’re hinting about on twitter–can’t wait for tomorrow’s post :)

  93. This is totally worth a salted caramel burn. I love it! Bundt cakes always come across as being plain and simple, but are amazing when you bite into them!

  94. All I can really say is…you are incredible.

    Thank you for making my Sunday night.

  95. Natalie says:

    I keep forgetting how much I love bundt cakes – easy to make and easier to eat! Love the idea of a caramel one!!

  96. Julia says:

    I made your crave cookies, now you made me crave caramel cake. But I’m at work and can do nothing about it. And that sorta makes me want to cry. Given my recent bundt obsession, this will NEED to be made, fo shizzle!

  97. Megan says:

    Yes, please. Totally looks worth the pain!

  98. Candace says:

    Seriously, this looks sooo good!

  99. Hannah says:

    Joanne, you’re killing me with envy! I could just lick that glaze right off the top of the cake right about now… I guess I’m craving sweets, huh? But this would still look incredible even if my sweet tooth wasn’t the one talking the moment.

  100. So, I’m cracking up at the Ludacris quote!!! Seems to fit this cake perfectly though! HA!

  101. Vertigo says:

    Made this cake for my boyfriend and his roommates! They ate it up in no time! Really amazing! The caramel was a little tricky though (this was my first time making caramel), but it turned out tasting exactly like Werther’s Originals, which is a good thing I guess. Haha! Thanks for posting!

  102. What gooey salty sweet goodness!! This looks amazing. I am a sucker for anything salted caramel.

  103. Josie says:

    I would totally take this cake to bed. Just saying.

  104. I must have died because this bundt cake has to be part of heaven ;) Why have I never seen a caramel glaze over bundt cake before? This is inspired… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s always a pleasure to be following your creations…

  105. Lol, a lady on the street but a freak in the bed. Never thought i’d hear that about a bundt cake ;)
    I’m dying looking at all of your desserts. Dying.

  106. Nicole, RD says:

    This looks uhhhh-mazing! Salted caramel anything… :)

  107. The key to may heart is copious amounts of salted caramel. I would lick the bowl clean of this glaze–burnt tongue or not. ;-)

  108. Celeste Mann says:

    Thank you! I made the cake about a week ago and it came out delicious. I made some mistakes though–I put in less sugar than in the recipe because I read it wrong and did not use enough yogurt–I added some water instead. Next time I make it I will not make those mistakes–the cake could have been a bit sweeter (and will be next time when I do it right) and it was a bit dry due to the missing yogurt. But it was stil very good. The caramel makes up for the sweetness.

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  110. I just finished baking this wonderful dessert for my Easter dinner. I do hope it will taste as good as the picture look. I used the strained Greek yogurt and hope it does not make a difference. I will let you know how it turned out.

  111. Sheila says:

    I’m totally making this with a little bit of duckfat mixed in with the butter, and the most amazing heavy cream! Can’t. wait. !!

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