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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake Recipe

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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake Recipe
This delicious bundt cake is gluten free. We recommend using our delicate extra virgin olive oil for a mild, buttery flavor. 
Yield: Serves 12
Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 75g (3 oz) dark chocolate (I used 85%), chopped
  • 60g (3/4 cup) cocoa powder (plus extra for the tin)
  • 240ml (1 cup) hot strong coffee
  • 140g (1 1/4 cup) gluten free flour
  • 60g (2/3 cup) ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel/sea salt
  • 360g (2 cups) dark brown soft sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Stamatopoulos & Sons Delicate extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
For the sauce:
  • 75g (1/3 cup) caster/granulated sugar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) double/heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel/sea salt
  • 25g (1 2/3 tablespoon) unsalted butter

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 12-cup bundt tin well with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. Combine the chocolate, cocoa powder and hot coffee in a small bowl and gently stir until the chocolate has melted and the cocoa is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, sieve together the flour, almonds, bicarbonate of soda/baking soda and salt.
  4. Whisk the melted chocolate together with the sugar, Stamatopoulos & Sons olive oil, yogurt, eggs and vanilla for a couple of minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Add the dry ingredients a third at at time, lightly whisking between each addition until the flour is just incorporated.
  6. Pour the batter into the bundt tin and bake for 45 minutes until the cake is firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean if inserted in the middle.
  7. Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.
  8. To make the salted caramel sauce, put the sugar in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat it over a medium heat, swirling the sugar round to ensure that it all melts. When it is all liquid and golden brown, take it off the heat and add the cream and salt (it will fizz up, don’t worry). Stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate before adding the butter and beating the mixture until smooth.
  9. Pour into a glass jar and leave to cool until the mixture reaches your desired pouring consistency – it will thicken as it cools.
  10. Pour about half the sauce over the cake. You can store any extra sauce in the fridge or serve it alongside individual slices of cake.
  11. Once it is cold, the sauce will have the consistency of dulce de leche but some gentle heat will liquefy it again if you want it to be pourable.

Recipe taken from London Bakes.

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