When I saw that this month’s theme for #Bundtamonth was Caramel, I secretly freaked out. I have never made caramel from scratch before. Sure, I’ve boiled can of sweetened milk to make dulce de leche; I’ve made caramel on my thermomix, even bought some from the store, but from scratch? Never.
Well, until now.
I know I could have cheated by buying store bought caramel or make some on my thermomix, but if I did so, it wouldn’t be a challenge anymore. So I decided to make my own caramel on the stove, the old fashioned way. Let me tell you, that making your own caramel is not hard at all. I was really amazed at how easy it was to make it! I wasn’t really sure I would be able to pull this through but I always manage to outdo myself.
So anyway, contrary to my first impression, a German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany, (shocking I know), its not a German cake, or related to Germany in anyhow, the naming actually refers to the type of chocolate used to make this cake, German chocolate. Kind of chocolate is similar to semi-sweet chocolate, only sweeter. So if you can’t find that particular kind, feel free to substitute it with semi sweet chocolate plus two tablespoon sugar per cup.
After last month’s baking failure (My chocolate orange swirl Bundt cake), when my zebra cake turned into a marbled cake, i decided to follow the recipe to the T, I simply didn’t want to be taking any risks, especially where chocolate is concerned. The only problem I had was that the bundt pan I used was too small. Ughh! I used a 10 cup Bundt pan, if you make this, I’d suggest to use a 12 cup Bundt pan, unless you like to clean spilled cake from the oven’s floor. No? Well I didn’t think so, so use a larger Bundt pan, or at least, fill whatever Bundt pan you have 3/4 (no more) and distribute the rest of cake mixture into cupcake liners.
Here’s how you can join the #BundtaMonth party:
Bake your Bundt for the Caramel July theme. – Get inspired by your favorite caramel cake ideas and bake us a Bundt for Caramel July! – Post it before July 31, 2013. – Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read #BundtAMonth: Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake) – Add your entry to the Linky tool below – Link back to both Lora and Anuradha’s announcement posts. That’s it! Join in the caramel baking fun all July!
Follow Bundt-a-Month on Facebook where we feature all our gorgeous bundt cakes. Or head over to our Pinterest board for inspiration .
Looking for inspiration to bake a Caramel Bundt this month? Stop by and visit all these beautiful bundts this month!
- Brown Butter Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Icing by Holly from A Baker’s House
- Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Icing by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
- Caramel Pound Cake by Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen
- Caramelized Apple Bundt Cake by Lora from Cake Duchess
- Chocolate Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
- Double Glazed Caramel Mocha Bundt by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Dulce de Leche Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
- Dulce de Leche Swirl Pound Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
- Orange Caramel Bourbon Bundt Cake by Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Salted Butterscotch Caramel Bundt Cake by Laura from The Spiced Life
- Salted Caramel Mini Apple Cake Bundts by Anita from Hungry Couple
- Snickers Bundt Cake by Karen from In The Kitchen with KP
- Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Bundt Cake by Kate from Food Babbles
Or visit the hosts for Bundtamonth, Cakeduchess or Bakerstreet
Follow Bundt-a-Month on Facebook, where we feature all our gorgeous Bundt cakes. Or head over to our Pinterest board for inspiration and to choose from hundreds of Bundt cake recipes.
The only thing missing in this photo is my cup of tea. A big, fat, warm mug of raspberry white tea.
What can I say, am a sucker for an afternoon tea with
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