Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pecan Caramel Glazed Bundt Cake

Pecan Caramel Glazed Bundt Cake Img
A few weeks ago (while shopping for Wyatt’s birthday cupcake ingredients) I picked up an extra box of cake mix.

I’ve never noticed this flavor before.  Maybe its seasonal?  Regardless—it sounded right up my alley.
I’ve always made cakes using box mixes… and they’ve always been good.  It’s cake, right? I’ve never met a cake I wasn’t immediately fond of.

But since Pinterest is booming with ideas on how to make box cake taste like its homemade counterpart, I thought I’d give it a try.

And—wowza—did it make a difference.  Sadly, the entire cake was gone within 18 hours of its creation.  But don’t worry, I made another one.

Just for blog-sharing purposes.

You know—so I could show you some photos.

{I didn’t enjoy the second cake at all. HONEST.}

Disregard the ingredients list on the back.  Here’s what you want to add--

4 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. melted unsalted butter (I guess you could use salted, I just never buy the salted kind)

First, I sprayed cooking spray on the inside of my bundt cake pan. Then I sprinkled a bit of flour into the cake pan (to encourage the cake not to stick).

Then, I dumped the mix, the 4 eggs, and the cup of milk into a large bowl and mixed it all up. Next I poured the melted butter into the mixture and mixed some more.

I baked it on 350ºF for about 40 minutes. (Honestly the time is very approximate, as I never time cakes. I always just pull them out when the tops are turning golden brown and a fork can be stuck in it and pulled out clean.)

Example: as the top began turning golden, I stuck my fork in. Not ready.

About 15 minutes later, the top and the edges were turning a darker golden. The fork comes out clean. Done.

Afterward, while the cake was cooling, I put 1/2 c. butter into a saucepan. I melted it down on medium, until it started bubbling. Then I added 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. I let that mixture bubble for about 3 minutes, then I took it off the heat and stirred it until it started thickening.

Then I drizzled that deliciousness over the other deliciousness.

And ta-da:

Pecan Caramel Glazed Bundt Cake.

You. are. welcome.



  1. :( The whole world wants me to be fat. Cakes...

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