Salted Caramel Icing is the perfect compliment to these lightly spiced Mini Eggnog Bundt Cakes.
It’s a special day over here, friends! A really special day! Today some blogging friends and I are teaming up to throw a surprise virtual baby shower for Audra, aka The Baker Chick! In just a few weeks Audra will be welcoming her first baby (a boy!) and I couldn’t be more thrilled for her!!
If you’re not already in the know about The Baker Chick, stock up on butter, flour, sugar and chocolate, get your stretchy pants out and prepare yourself to be wowed by her decadent desserts. If you’re in need of some baking inspiration, Audra is your gal!
I met Audra this past summer at the Big Summer Potluck. We went all the way to Pennsylvania to meet when in fact we live in the very same city! She is the lovliest person with a great sense of humor. Oh yea, and she also has a thing for salted caramel (yum!).
These little cakes are soft, moist and have just the right amount of spice and eggnog flavor. You may notice that the cake batter doesn’t smell very fragrant or all that eggnoggy. I only mention this because that’s kind of what I was expecting and it didn’t happen. I so wanted a cake bursting with eggnog flavor, and as I put these mini bundts in the oven I didn’t have high hopes that these would turn out to be the cakes I was hoping for.
Thankfully something magical happened in the oven. Like, an eggnog flavor explosion.
I could have eaten the entire bowl of Salted Caramel Icing with a spoon. Oh my heavens! The only thing stopping me from this was that the recipe makes just enough icing for all the cakes. That’s on purpose in case you’re wondering.
While a good sweet-salty combo is totally my thing, I still like to go light on the salt. The icing has a quarter teaspoon of fleur de sel (flaky sea salt), to give it the tiniest hint of saltiness. I also like to sprinkle a little more on top of the Eggnog Bundt Cakes for garnish.
Please join me in congratulating to Audra and her husband!!! Now, let’s eat some cake and see what my blogger friends brought to the shower…
Espresso Salted Caramel Buttercream Brownie Bites by Keep It Sweet Desserts
Coconut-Cream Meringue Cupcakes by Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Sausage and Cheese Wonton Cups by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt by Eats Well with Others
Sugar & Spice Layer Cake by Girl Versus Dough
Chocolate Mousse Mini Cupcakes by Bake or Break
Gluten-Free Cranberry Bread by The Dusty Baker
Honey and Tangerine Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini by The Lemon Bowl
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Butter by Warm Vanilla Sugar
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream by Baked by Rachel
Grapefruit Rosemary and Sage Spritzer by Nutmeg Nanny
Cinnamon Nut Stuffed Persimmons by Running to the Kitchen
Mini Gingerbread Whoopie Pies by Table for Two
Bananas Foster Cupcakes by Culinary Couture
Mini Eggnog Bundt Cakes with Salted Caramel Icing felt like the perfect dessert to bring to Audra’s shower! ’Tis the season for all things eggnog, and the only thing better than a bundt cake is mini bundt cakes! And, of course – salted caramel!