Caramel Pound Cake for #Bundtamonth

002Sometimes I think as we get older our tastes change.  When I was young I loved meat and potatoes. I didn’t have much of a sweet tooth.

Now that I am older, boy have things changed. I am now really craving the sweets. I really love caramel. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water.

So when I found out this months theme was caramel, I was so happy. I couldn’t wait to figure out what to make.

 The Hubster loves sweets too. While I was making this and taking the  pictures, he was all over it. He could not wait for me to finish so he could dive in. That is exactly what he did.

On the negative side, when you read the ingredients you will see that there is a lot of sugar in this cake. I was surprised to, so I just had a little sliver. I didn’t want to go into a sugar coma. The thing is, it didn’t taste that overtly sugary.

I think you should give this cake a try. I thought it was very good. Even with all that sugar it had good flavor.

This is not only great for dessert, but if you were having afternoon tea it would be great with a cup of Earl Gray, or a cappuccino. 014

Here are a few other bloggers that also made some wonderful caramel bundts.

Caramel Pound Cake

Ingredients:

Cake Batter

3 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 sticks butter at room temperature

2 cups packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

6 large eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

Icing

1 stick butter

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt Set aside

In a bowl of a stand mixer combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar until smooth. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs and milk.

Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick in inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

To make the icing, melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add dark brown sugar and whisk for about 3 minutes until mixture is bubbling and smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the milk. Let mixture cool. Stir in the vanilla and gradually add the confectioners sugar. Stir until well blended and smooth. Pour icing over cooled cake.

Here ís how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:

  • Simple rule: Bake us a bundt using caramel
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Peace be with you,

Veronica