November 14, 2022

Spiced Bundt Cake with Bourbon Toffee Sauce

I know it’s pie season. Pumpkin, Pecan, and Apple are all on deck this time of year, so why am I obsessing about bundt cakes? This is the third bundt cake I have made in the last few weeks. They are so easy, and if you can master getting them out of the pan (cooking spray – lots of cooking spray), they are show stoppers. The bundt pans made by @makersofmn Nordic Ware are all you need to make a delicious cake – this yellow pan is vintage, of course! Oh, and you also need a delicious sauce like this Makers Mark Bourbon Toffee Sauce that is perfect for this spiced bundt cake.

Spiced Bundt Cake with Bourbon Toffee Sauce

Spiced Bundt Cake with Bourbon Toffee Sauce

Yield: 12

This spiced cake with Bourbon Toffee sauce is a perfect alternative to Pies for Thanksgiving


For the Cake

  • 2-1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 8 tbsp. butter/1 stick (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cup of buttermilk

For The Bourbon Toffee Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 3 tbsp. of Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 convection bake. Spray or butter the inside of a Bundt® pan.
  1. Sift together the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add butter, sugar, and brown sugar to a KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. Using the flat beater, cream the ingredients for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. With the mixer on medium, add eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated. Add orange zest and vanilla.
  4. Continue to mix the ingredients and alternately add the sifted flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamed sugar and butter to create cake batter. Beat cake batter in a mixing bowl for one minute until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into the greased Bundt® pan and place in preheated oven.
  6. Bake for about 40–50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  7. Remove pan from oven and let cool for about 15–20 minutes.
  8. Invert the Bundt pan upside down onto the serving platter. The cake should release from the pan. You have to remove the cake from the pan while it is still warm. Let the cake cool completely before adding the toffee sauce.

For The Toffee Sauce
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When butter is melted halfway, stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, sweet and condensed milk and bourbon.
  3. Cook and stir until the sauce is no longer grainy and has thickened and is a light caramel color.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Toffee Sauce over the top of the cooled Bundt cake so the toffee sauce waterfalls down the cake.


*Sponsored Recipe by Makers Mark Bourbon

Spiced Bundt Cake

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