Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce


Ingredients :
Pumpkin cake:
¼ cup turbinado sugar
2¾ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1½ cups light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1 – 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
Caramel sauce:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
? cup light brown sugar
pinch salt
½ cup heavy whipping cream

Directions :
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 14 cup Bundt pan and sprinkle turbinado sugar around the pan. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves together and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl down in between additions. Add vanilla.
Add ½ the dry ingredients followed by all of the sour cream. Blend in remaining dry ingredients. Mix in pumpkin puree.
Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 75 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Transfer cake to cooling rack and cool completely.
For the caramel sauce:
Place butter, brown sugar and salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream. Set aside to cool completely, stirring occasionally.
Transfer to a liquid measuring cup and very lightly drizzle one layer of caramel sauce over the cake. Allow to set.
Transfer cake to a serving plate. Serve the cake with warm caramel sauce on the side.
Betsy’s tidbits:
Place a piece of wax paper under the cooling rack before drizzling the caramel sauce over the cake.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake is delicious warm or cold.
Try scooping cinnamon ice cream over a slice of the cake and then drizzling caramel sauce on top.
The caramel sauce is also delicious to dip apples into.
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