Cakes are special, and they are meant to be shared. I may make a batch of cookies or pan of brownies on a whim or to satisfy a craving, but I usually reserve cakes for an occasion. Saturday night wasn’t anything extraordinary, just dinner with my in-laws. We started with spaghetti and meatballs. Later we played pinochle, an old fashioned card game our families still enjoy, and eventually cut into this cake.
I’ve made this burnt sugar bundt cake before, and it always elicits the same response. Ohhs and ahhs followed by silence as everyone takes it in.
It’s not an overly complicated cake, but it does have a few extra steps. Caramelizing sugar may seem scary, but it’s actually surprisingly simple. It’s just sugar in a saucepan that you watch melt and turn amber in color, that’s it! No stirring, no candy thermometers. The burnt sugar is the star of this recipe, showcased in both the cake and the icing. It would be great any time of year but I think that caramel desserts go with fall particularly well.
I hope you’ll serve this caramel flavored bundt cake at your next dinner party or family gathering. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure and will disappear faster than you can imagine. Which is why I sadly don’t have any left to have for breakfast this morning.
You may enjoy these other bundt cakes:
Apple Spice Bundt Cake from Mountain Mama Cooks
Brown Sugar Pear and Cherry Bundt Cake from Barbara Bakes
Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache from My Baking Addiction
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Pumpkin Glaze from Dine and Dish
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