July 27, 2011

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Drizzle - Good meets Bad

I felt like chocolate, I felt like peanut butter, and I felt like salted caramel.  So, I said to myself.  "Don't you deserve a treat Shelby?" , "Don't you think you shouldn't deprive your self all the time?", "Don't you think you should find a chocolate cake to drizzle some of that yummy Peanut Butter Caramel sauce all over?"  Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce and it was awesome!  Kinda like Grumpy and me.  You know....bad boy meets good girl and it is awesome?  he he  I couldn't help make that comparison.  I don't lie to you.  Its ALL true.  :o)
Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Drizzle
So I did. Healthy Chocolate Bundt Cake met sweet, sexy caramel sauce with a little salt sprinkled on top for some more kick.

Why don't you make a little bit of good and mix it with a little bit of bad too?  I don't think you would regret it anymore than I did!

Other recipes with some chocolate-y or caramel-y goodness you may enjoy:
Caramel Cappuccino Cupcakes - The Chef Next Door
Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies - Renees Kitchen Adventure
How to make Homemade Caramel Sauce -  Life Tastes Good
Mocha Birthday Cake - The Love Nerds
Butter Rum Bundt Cake - Kitchen Dreaming

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Drizzle
cake recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Printable Recipe
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Original Milk
1 packet (I would say its a heaping tablespoon) Nescafe Taster's Choice instant Coffee
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray, flour for dusting or use the Pam cooking spray with flour for baking
Fleur de sel to garnish (optional)

Be prepared!  This makes a small bundt cake.  Would probably work well in mini bunnt pans but I didn't want to chance it after my last disaster!

Preheat oven to 350.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife.  Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

Mix together wet ingredients; butter, egg and whites, milk, coffee and vanilla extract.  Mix wet ingredients with dry on low speed until incorporated and then mix on medium speed for another minute or two.  

Pour batter into a bundt pan coated with cooking spray and flour dusting.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on rack in pan for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pan.  Drizzle with Peanut Butter Caramel Drizzle if you wish - or your favorite frosting drizzle!


Pegasuslegend said...

Great job Shelby I love that drizzle!

Winnie said...

Looks fantastic!

Linda said...

L-O-L at "kinda like Grumpy and me" :))

I'm gonna have to try that Almond Breeze! The cake looks so moist and good.

Shelby said...

lol, well Linda. Grumpy IS a bad boy. Why do you think I like him so much! ;)

Fallon said...

I will take a slice for my birthday this weekend. ;)

This cake is making me drool, looks so good. LOL

vanillasugarblog said...

I love that you talk to yourself before having a treat. Too funny!

Lisa~~ said...

Looks wonderful!

Cook Lisa Cook

Shelby said...

LOL Fallon, well you are much closer to me than you used to be. ;)

Dawn, its a trait I inherited from my Nanny...one I'm not afraid to admit to. lol. Heck, I talk to myself at my desk at work all day too. ;) Sometimes I say not too nice things to my computer and other times I am cussing out whoever just made popcorn and didn't offer to share. he he

Patsyk said...

That is totally my kind of treat! Worth every bite!

Katrina said...

Ha, great post, Shelby! And the cake--whoa, the cake! Great splurge treat. Glad you talked yourself in to it!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a gorgeous slice of cake. It looks irresistible.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Oh, I need a piece of this now, and for breakfast tomorrow. K, Thanks! =)

bellini said...

Peanut butter salted caramel has me hooked Shelby.

Cookin' Canuck said...

I'm so glad you didn't deprive yourself, Shelby because now we have this gorgeous recipe to drool over.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Oh, my word! All I can think to say is "YUM" and please pass a large slice over to me :-)

Angela FRS said...

Oh, you are killing me! This looks too, too good...

Anonymous said...

It's simply lovely.

Cindy B.

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Never thought of a chocolate bundt cake! So fun.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

Oh goodness, I can never resist chocolate and salted caramel together!

marla said...

Love this cake and that glaze sounds heavenly!!

Nancy said...

Wow, does this look delicious and decadent!!! Two of my favorite flavors in one cake - I'm sold!

Megan's Cookin' said...

What a terrific cake. At least you dont feel as bad as you could have. Pinned!

Jeannie said...

Found it. NOW i can't wait to try!

Jeannie said...

Where is the recipe for the drizzle?

Anonymous said...

Where's the peanut butter? Where's the peanut butter caramel sauce part of the recipe????????????

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