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    Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

    Published December 7, 2018. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This delicious Bundt cake recipe is loaded with sour cream, almonds, and amaretto and is topped off with a homemade caramel sauce for an unbelievable flavor.

    Bundt cakes are great to eat as a snack, for breakfast, and as an after-meal dessert. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, then check out how to make my Strawberry Shortcake or Funfetti Cake.

    homemade sour cream bundt cake with caramel sauce

    Bundt Cake

    Bundt Cake is a simple cake recipe baked in a bundt-style pan. There is nothing overly special about the cake itself, although I use sour cream to help keep it moist.

    A bundt pan, also known as a tube pan, is curved with fluted sides. It’s an alternative way to help decorate up an otherwise simple cake recipe. Any style of cake, even pound cake, can be cooked in this particular pan, and is noted to make sure every ridge and crevice is greased before adding in the batter.

    Ingredients

    • Flour – I used pastry flour, or cake flour, in this recipe. If you do not have access to cake flour, simply mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
    • Almond Flour – You will need finely ground almond flour, also known as an almond meal.
    • Sugar – Granulated sugar and powdered sugar will be needed for this cake.
    • Eggs – You will need large eggs, and they can be at refrigerator or room temperature.
    • Leavening Agents – I used a combination of baking powder and baking soda in this bundt cake.
    • Sour Cream – Adding sour cream to it significantly helps to moisten it up and provide some interesting flavor profiles.
    • Liquor – I used Amaretto, an almond liquor, to enhance the almond flavor further.
    • Flavorings – You can use vanilla extract or the seeds from one fresh vanilla bean.

    How to Make a Bundt Cake

    Cream together butter and sugars.

    creaming together butter and sugar

    Add in 1 egg at a time until combined.

    adding eggs to a stand mixer

    Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl.

    whisking dry ingredients in a bowl

    Alternate adding dry and wet ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar, ending with wet ingredients.

    adding sour cream to a mixer

    Transfer the batter to a Bundt pan and bake.

    pouring batter into a bundt pan

    Make your caramel sauce.

    mixing caramel sauce

    Dust with confectioners sugar and drizzle on the caramel sauce over top of the cooled to room temperature cake and serve.

    adding caramel sauce to a bundt cake

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this cake up to 1 day ahead of time.

    How to Store: Cover and keep the bundt cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze this covered for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator for 1 day before slicing and serving.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    chef notes + Tips

    • Feel free to dust the cake with powdered sugar at the end.
    • For more almond flavor, replace the vanilla extract with almond extract.
    • You can also substitute the sour cream for cream cheese.
    • Any flavor of ice cream is a great addition when serving this.

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    Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe with Caramel Sauce

    5 from 5 votes
    This delicious Bundt cake recipe is loaded with sour cream, almonds, amaretto and is topped off with a homemade caramel sauce
    Servings: 20
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
    Cooling Time: 1 hour
    Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

    Ingredients 

    For the Bundt Cake:

    • 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
    • 6 large eggs
    • 2 cups Pastry Flour
    • 1 ½ cups Almond Flour
    • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
    • pinch of sea salt
    • 1 cup of sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
    • 1 tablespoon of amaretto

    For the Caramel Sauce:

    • 1 cup of packed light brown sugar
    • ¼ cup of unsalted butter
    • ¼ cup of evaporated milk
    • ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
    • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 325°.
    • Add the butter and sugars to a standing mixer with the paddle attachment and mix on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    • Next, add 1 egg at a time until combined on medium speed.
    • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together both of the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined.
    • Add ½ of the dry ingredients on low speed into the creamed butter and sugar until combined. Next, add in the sour cream, followed up by adding in the rest of the dry ingredients.
    • lastly, mix in the vanilla and amaretto until combined.
    • Transfer the batter to a 10-cup Bundt pan and bake at 325° for 60 70 minutes or until browned and firm.
    • Cool completely to room temperature on a cooling rack, remove the cake from the pan, and place it on a serving plate or tray.
    • Caramel: Add all ingredients to a medium-size pot and mix over medium heat until melted and smooth.
    • Pour the caramel over the top of the cooled bundt cake.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this cake up to 1 day ahead of time.
    How to Store: Cover and keep the bundt cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze this covered for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator for 1 day before slicing and serving.
    Feel free to dust the cake with powdered sugar at the end.
    For more almond flavor, replace the vanilla extract with almond extract.
    You can also substitute the sour cream for cream cheese.
    Any flavor of ice cream is a great addition when serving this.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 549IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Breakfast, Dessert
    Cuisine: French