Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe: 5 Amazing Serving Ideas

Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe is a decadent dessert that combines richness and gooey, full-bodied flavor with a crisp crust. This cake is perfect for the holidays or whenever you like indulging in something sweet.

The recipe is easy, and you can do it with your kids! The recipe does have some baking skills required.

The Bundt Cake is a wonderful addition to any collection of recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It goes great with wine, coffee, or tea.

Don’t be intimidated by the caramelizing sugar. This is an easy-to-follow recipe, and the results are so worth it.

Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe is a dessert that everyone will talk about. This delicious cake is brimming with caramel flavor and a soft, moist crumb. It bakes up perfectly every time.

Some may find this cake to be quite sweet, so I suggest you adjust the amount of sugar in the cake according to your tastes.

How to make Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Servings: 10 (1/2 cup)

Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe
Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (preferably non-salted)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Caramelized Sugar:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (about 2 1/2 cups after cooking)

Directions for Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe:

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease and flour the insides of the Bundt pan.

Sift flour into a large bowl, and set aside.

Step 2:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, sift together sugar and eggs, then blend in butter, oil, vanilla, and salt.

Add flour gradually and mix thoroughly until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Step 3:

Mix sugar with 1/4 cup water over medium heat until caramelized (about 5-10 minutes). Pour caramelized sugar over cake batter in the pan, then bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for about 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Caramelized sugar recipe:

The caramelized sugar is a delicious addition to the cake. The recipe also includes detailed instructions on how to make the caramelized sugar.

The following is the recipe for caramelized sugar. I highly recommend you make this the night before to save time in the morning:


2 cups granulated sugar (about 2 1/2 cups after cooking)

1/4 cup water


Steps for Cooking the Sugar:

Combine sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Ensure your pan is heavy-bottomed because you don’t want your stovetop on high while cooking.

The caramelized sugar will turn out thick and gooey, so don’t worry about measuring it or being exact as long as you use good ingredients. The color of the finished product doesn’t matter; the flavor is what counts.

Steps for Making the Caramelized Sugar:

Mix the sugar and water with an appropriate spoon or your fingers until it becomes a golden syrup. You may need to scrape down the sides of the pot or adjust the heat accordingly, but keep in mind you want to work very slowly.

When it goes from a paste to golden syrup, it will get too thick, and you will want to add more water. Use only 1/4 cup at a time, as too much liquid will make your caramel harden and be unusable.

Allow the caramelized sugar to cool and harden before adding it to the cake batter.

You can make the caramelized sugar a week ahead and store it in an airtight container, or you can leave it out, and it will keep for 1-2 weeks. The sugar only gets better with time!

Nutritional Facts per serving (1/2 cup) of Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe:


This cake is unbelievably decadent, the instructions are easy to follow, and it bakes up perfectly every time. I haven’t seen many Bundt cake recipes that include caramelized sugar, so I was excited to see it here.

The caramel is amazing! This recipe is perfect for any occasion and makes a great addition to any collection of recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

5 Amazing Serving Ideas of Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe:

  • This cake is incredibly moist and rich. Serve it with a hot cup of cappuccino or tea.
  • Caramelized sugar is delicious on ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, and French toast.
  • Use the caramelized sugar as a glaze for apple or pumpkin pie for the holidays.
  • Add caramel to your morning cereal instead of just sprinkling it on top!
  • Make it a parfait and serve the Bundt cake with caramel ice cream.

How can you preserve it?

You can store it in a sealed container where you can keep it for several days, don’t place it near heat or very hot appliances.

Is this cake free from allergens?

Yes, this recipe is free from allergens.

Is this cake suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this cake is suitable for vegetarians.

Is this a gluten-free recipe?

This recipe is gluten-free. Please refer to the recipe instructions to ensure you use the correct flour content and baking time for your particular flour.

What is the time for preparation?

This cake is very simple to make, and you can complete it in over an hour.

How much does this cake cost to make?

This cake costs about $2 per serving. The actual time for preparation for the ingredients is about 1 hour, but you only have to bake the cake for 50-60 minutes, saving you time.

This is a recipe I have adapted from a very simple recipe, but I have added my twist and made it even more decadent. The cake turned out fabulous. The caramelized sugar adds such a delicious touch. It is sweet and easy to make and an amazing way to sprinkle on any dessert you make.

Bake the cake in a 350° oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cooling on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate.


This is one of the favorite recipes on my blog, so we decided it was time to share it with all of you. The images make this recipe look quite difficult, but in reality, this is an extremely easy recipe so anyone can make it.

Feel free to share this recipe with your friends, loved ones, and family. This is a recipe you can enjoy every day, and it is truly fantastic. You will love it!

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