Spiced bundt cake

With bourbon caramel sauce

10 servings | 30 minutes + baking and cooling time

Ingredients

Bundt cake

  • 200 g softened butter
  • 400 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g crème fraîche 38%
  • 1 tbsp. finely-grated orange zest
  • 450 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • butter or neutral cooking oil to grease the bundt tin

Sauce

  • 200 g sugar
  • 60 g water
  • 120 g whipping cream
  • 20 g bourbon or dark rum
  • 1 pinch of salt

Topping

  • 25 g chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 25 g chopped pistachios
  • optionally, dried rose petals

Procedure

Bundt cake

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using an electric whisk.

Add and whisk in one egg at a time, taking care not to over-whisk.

Fold in the crème fraîche and orange zest.

Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice and cloves.

Sieve the flour into the cake batter. Season with a pinch of salt.

Grease a bundt pan (about 2.5-litre pan)

Bake the cake at 175 degrees, convection, for 45-55 minutes or until baked through.

Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes. Turn cake out on a dish to cool fully.

Sauce

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat without stirring. Simmer until the simple syrup is golden brown, taking care not to burn it.

Add the whipping cream slowly while stirring with a wooden spoon and cook for another 2-3 minutes while stirring.

Add bourbon and salt while still stirring and boil for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt, take the sauce off the heat. Leave to cool down fully.

To serve

Arrange the cake on a beautiful dish. Top with bourbon caramel sauce, pecans, pistachios (and dried rose petals if using). Serve immediately.

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