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Caramel Nut Bundt Cake

This is an easy caramel Bundt cake recipe that's adjustable to be the best caramel apple or salted caramel Bundt cake, with or without nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, caramel, caramel bundt
Servings 14

Equipment

  • bundt pan

Ingredients

Caramel Topping

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour + extra for dusting pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup peanuts, almond, walnuts, pecans or cashews, chopped fine
  • ½ cup powdered, icing or confectioners sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter softened

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

  • 3-4 medium Granny Smith apples that are cored, peeled and shredded or diced

Salted Caramel Bundt Cake

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

For the caramel sauce

  • Add sugar to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Once sugar starts to brown, stir constantly,
  • breaking up sugar chunks while it caramelizes. Once fully caramelized, begin adding heavy cream 1 teaspoon at a time and stirring in thoroughly with each teaspoon added. Set aside.

For the Cake

  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12-cup Bundt pan and dust with flour.
  • Whisk flour, nuts, confectioners' sugar, baking soda, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  • Beat eggs and vanilla in large measuring cup.
  • With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • On low speed, add egg mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Beat in flour mixture until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
  • Bake until edges are beginning to pull away from pan, about 60 minutes. Cool upright in pan on wire rack for 1 hour, then invert onto serving plate and cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  • Once cake has cooled, slightly heat remaining caramel filling on stove top or in microwave, stir and pour over cake.
  • Serve and enjoy every bite.