This Treacle and Spice Bundt Cake is just full of flavour and you’ll be going back for slice after slice! And you know what – perfect with a cuppa too
I’m going to say it again – how good is brown sugar? And dark brown sugar – now that’s what I’m talking about. The richness it brings to cakes.. If I can swap out regular sugar for brown sugar I’m all over it. And how about we add some treacle to the mix? Treacle and brown sugar… yep I’m listening! Together they create this amazing, almost caramel flavour to this cake.
The spice in this cake then takes it to another level. There’s a wee bit of cardamom in there (you didn’t expect that did you?), ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then let’s top it with a glaze that is the perfect thickness to just start to drip then go “nope, I’m hanging right here…”. And with maple syrup in the glaze – so perfect with the treacle and spices. I’m not lying to you when I say that I had more than one thick slab of this cake. I mean thick. It’s just so easy to eat – unfortunately!
You seriously need to get baking this baby!
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A delicious cake for tea or dessert. The combination of treacle, maple syrup and spices is just incredible!
- 3 cups (US) / 375g plain/all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 & ½ cups (US) / 255g light or dark brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups (US) / 270g melted butter
- 1 cups (US) / 240g buttermilk
- 1/3 cup (US) / 110g treacle
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 3 cups (US) / 570g icing/powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (warmed)
Preheat oven to 170°C or 340°F. Grease an 8in/20cm bundt tin.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl mix together the eggs and the brown sugar until well combined.
Add the melted butter, buttermilk and treacle and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
Spoon into the greased bundt tin and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out with moist crumbs on it.
Cool in the tin then turn onto a cake plate or cake stand.
To make the frosting, mix the icing sugar with the maple syrup with a wooden spoon. Finish off with a whisk to remove any remaining lumps. If the mixture is too thick, add a tiny amount of hot water to loosen (you should be able to spoon some frosting from the bowl and it will drip very slowly off the spoon (as in glacier slow!), if it doesn't move at all, add a little hot water).
Spoon the mixture over the cake as desired.