January 18, 2011

Creamy mini bundts with caramel sauce



No baking with Carla this week. Sigh. Yesterday was a holiday, she was off school and had other plans and I…well, I’ve been very sick with stomach flu all weekend. Yes, again! This has been a very unlucky season for me. So today, feeling a bit better, I decided to cheer myself up with these mini bundts. Oh well, you really don’t need an excuse to make these mini bundts! They are fantastic, they are feather light and they taste like heaven, thanks to the wonderful addition of cream in the dough.




Carla would love these mini bundts so for me it was a little bit like having my weekly time with her. I will anyway pass this recipe to her. Super easy, super yummy, super quick….even quicker to finish! They are great as afternoon snack for kids. You can top them with caramel sauce, chocolate glaze or any other glaze you prefer because the dough really fits with any flavor!



And if you don’t have kids, don’t feel left out: add a tablespoon of rum or any other liqueur that you like and this will become a grown ups snack.

[By the way, have noticed that the word “caramel” is in the title of this recipe, yet again? I told you I am going through a caramel cravings phase.]


Creamy mini bundts with caramel sauce
Ingredients

2 eggs
150 gr (5.3 oz or 3/4 cup) sugar
160 gr (5.65 oz or 1 ¼ cup) all-purpose flour
160 ml (5.4 fl oz) whipping cream
7 gr (1 ½ tsp) baking powder
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
caramel sauce (or other glaze)


Method

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

Put the eggs and the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium to high speed for several minutes, until the mixture becomes very voluminous and fluffy. Mixing at relatively high speed and for several minutes allows the air to enter into the mixture, giving the dough volume and softness.

Once the mixture has gained volume, slowly add the cream, the salt and the vanilla extract. Finally, slowly add the flour and the baking powder.

Beat well until all the ingredients are well incorporated and then pour the dough into 4 or 6 mini bundt molds (you can make one normal sized bundt like in the original recipe if you like).

Bake for about 20-25 minutes (depending on how much dough you put in each mold).

When the bundts are cooked, let them cool on a cooling rack.

Once cooled, unmold the mini bundts and pour caramel sauce on them.

Have a sweet day!



36 comments:

  1. Caramel!! Oh, can you see my happy dance!?! I may not need an excuse for these, but I sure will need mini-bundt pans. Really, really soon. I'm so glad you're having caramel cravings because I benefit every time. These guys look fantastic. Thank you, my friend!

    (If you come visit me, I will make you whatever you want!)

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  2. Hi Sara

    I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well :(
    I hope you feel better soon!! i know those perfect little cakes would do wonders for my recovery!
    Your images are amazing!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  3. So sorry to hear that you've been sick again! Drink lots of zinc and vitamin C!!!! Luckily, you are still able to bake yummy caramel wonders! They look great!

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  4. Sara: I hope you're feeling better. =)

    You know, I just found my mini-bundt pans (much needed kitchen cabinet reorg) so these are calling to me with the added rum. I like the size of these treats!

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  5. I hope you start feeling better!! And at least you have a bunch of cute mini bundts to keep you company :) These look delish!

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  6. These look so elegant and pretty! Bet they taste great too. Feel better!

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling bad again! That's such a bummer.. at least you got to make these delicious little bundts in the meantime! Did you make the caramel or just use store bought? I wouldn't judge you if you bought it ;)

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  8. @Christiane: I told you I was going through a phase of caramel cravings! you are welcome to share with me any of your non-chocolaty cravings too hehe
    @Cristina: I knew you would have approved the size of these treats. You know I'm a big fan of tiny things too :)
    @Evan: I made the caramel sauce. I did not post the recipe because I'm still experimenting with it, trying to find the perfect ingredient match! I will post about that soon :)

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  9. Something about bundt cakes makes them appealing, regardless of flavor. I love the addition of cream in this recipe, I bet it makes for a deliciously moist cake!

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  10. I love your mini bundts! I've got to get one of those pans! As a fellow sick-person right now, I can feel for you. I want to cook, but I just can't muster up the energy for anything fancy!

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  11. I hope you feel better soon:( I love these little cakes, mini bundts are so fun and the caramel sauce is the perfect topping!

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  12. I hope that these beautiful mini bundts made you feel a tad bit better! Take care of yourself: drink some mint tea for that tummy ache :).

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  13. Those are the perfect sized cakes for a snack. Hope you are feeling better!

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  14. Sorry no baking with sweet Carla and that the tummy bug still has you in its grips. But these are so darn pretty, I want to gobble them up!

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  15. Yum they look great! Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  16. I'm glad you're feeling better, Sara. It's a pain to be sick though I'm sure the prospect of baking these in the kitchen would speed up anyone's recovery! I've been on a caramel kick, too, so I'm glad for your posts. More inspiration for me! :-)

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  17. Hope your feeling better? I love the adult version of these mini bundts!!

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  18. Hummmm! Yummm... poppable little bundts. I hope you are feeling better now. Hummmm...Caramel...lol Sorry I'm drooling here. They are adorable.

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  19. Lovely little 'bundtles' of yumminess! These look fabulous. Feel better soon.

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  20. mmmm caramel sauce all over the mini bundts :-)) that's just irresistible!
    Get well soon!
    Angie

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  21. These look delicious. i am definitely adding that rum when i make this!

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  22. Sara, I hope you feel better soon.
    Those caramel bundts look so delicious. I can't resist caramel among many other things.
    Take care. Michael

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  23. I love your mini bundt cakes. I have some mini mold pans, and they are so much fun to use. Thanks for sharing! Hope that you are feeling better:)

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  24. These look amazing. I really need to get myself a mini bundt pan. Oh, and do feel better. Having the flu is for the birds.

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear the stomach bug doesn't seem to go away. Hope you'll feel better soon.
    your mini bundts look perfect, love the caramel running on the sides, makes me stick my tongue out and lick it :))

    thanks for sharing Sara, hope you'll have a wonderful rest of the week

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  26. I have a mini bundt pan that is just itching for some of this. I love caramel sauce!

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  27. Sara - I am right there with you on the caramel cravings. Just had a appreciation lunch for the team and made sticky toffee bundt cakes with caramel sauce - we are on the same wave lenght. Yours look supreme - I bet it was hard not to just one. :-)

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  28. I am loving your caramel craving phase! Caramel is my favorite, and I've been bookmarking lots of recipes here! These mini-bundts look fantastic :)

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  29. Oh these look so good! They would be great in the morning with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Yum!

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  30. Caramel is another problem I have...after Nutella. These are cute and look oh SO GOOD Sara. Gorgeous;)

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  31. These look so good... I just saw the little molds at a baking store and thought they looked wonderful... how can anything covered in caramel be bad!

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  32. Sara, I hope you are starting to get better as each day passes - you've had a rough winter season! These mini bundts are just perfect...I need some mini bundt pans!

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  33. Fantastic looking mini cakes. So adorable in the mini version/
    *Drooling*

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