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Caramel Bundt Cake recipe

Caramel Bundt Cake

Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel-bundt-cake, caramel-icing-recipe, southern-caramel-cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 16 servings (may vary)
Calories 530kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Caramel Frosting:
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick bundt pan with baking spray or butter and flour.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, vanilla, brown and granulated sugars in a large mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes or until creamy and light beige in color.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition stopping to scrap the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Lower the speed of the mixer and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  • After all has been added increase the speed of the mixer to medium and beat until fully combined around 45-60 seconds.
  • Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes back clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn onto a cooing rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile: In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat melt together brown sugar, condensed milk, butter and vanilla. Simmer for 2 minutes until sugar is completely melted. Set aside to cool to warm but, still pour-able. (It thickens as it cools)
  • Pour caramel frosting over cake until all has been used. May do in batches. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts or pecans, if desired.
  • Store in an airtight contain or chilled or at room temperature.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg