Chestnut Praline Coffee Bundt Cake, and a Giveaway
This buttery brown sugar bundt cake is infused with coffee, and drizzled with the most incredible chestnut praline sauce! It’s perfect for the holiday season.
Hey everybody! I’m on an airplane to Chicago right now but before I left I took some time to make you this.
I heard that Starbucks is coming out with a new flavor latte. It’s due to roll out any day now, and it’s the first time they’ve come up with a new holiday flavor in five years. They’re predicting it’s going to give the PSL a run for its money!
So I thought I’d be the first to jump on the CPL train and make a Chestnut Praline cake 😉
Really I just thought it sounded totally amazing and perfect for this time of year. Plus I had this gorgeous Simax glass bundt pan from MightyNest just begging to be used. They issued the “Bake Your Bundt Off” challenge, and I accepted! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post because I’m giving one away to a lucky reader! Along with a few other really beautiful and useful items.
I should tell you about MightyNest! It’s a great site that specializes in household products that are organic and non-toxic. So, no BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, melamine, formaldehyde, flame retardants, parabens or any of that scary stuff. They’re so great. And, they donate 15% of your every purchase back to the school of your choice. They have a goal to raise $1 million for schools across the country this year! So check out MightyNest for all sorts of kitchen stuff, cleaning supplies, bath and body, baby, and garden items.
Now for the cake! This is a brown sugar bundt cake that’s infused with coffee flavor. And you’re going to top it with the most incredible chestnut praline sauce. It dribbles all down the sides and forms sticky pools of delicious, bourbon-y goodness.
I’m imagining this cake all wrapped up in cellophane, with a jar of the praline sauce tucked in the middle. What a great gift! Or you could just serve it as a dessert for Thanksgiving dinner or at a holiday party…
I just used jarred chestnuts from my local supermarket. They’re usually on the same shelf with the pie fillings and stuff. You could use freshly roasted chestnuts though too! You’re going to love the flavor. Chestnuts are just so holiday, right?
If the new Chestnut Praline Latte is half as good as this cake, I think we’re all in for a treat!
And now for the giveaway! I’m so grateful to MightyNest for providing me with one of these fabulous prize packs to gift to a reader:
… and along with these items MightyNest has also pledged to give $100 to the winner’s school!
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Chestnut Praline Coffee Bundt Cake
- 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) strongly brewed coffee or espresso,, cooled
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups (340.5 g) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups (550 g) light brown sugar, (loosely packed)
- 5 eggs, , large
- 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) water
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
- 2 cups (286 g) roughly chopped chestnuts,, roasted and peeled (or one 7.4 ounce jar)
To Make the Brown Sugar Coffee Cake:
- Liberally mist a 12-cup bundt pan with non-stick spray, and dust with flour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Place the coffee, cream, and vanilla in a spouted vessel and set aside.
- Cream the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed, until pale and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
- Add a third of the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Stir in half the coffee mixture, followed by another third of the flour mixture.
- Pour in the remaining coffee mixture, stir, and then finish with the remaining flour mixture.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
- Cool for 30 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate. Top with Chestnut Praline Sauce.
To Make the Chestnut Praline Sauce:
- Place the sugar and water in a medium-sized pot. Cook over medium high heat until amber-colored.
- Whisk in the cream and salt. Continue to cook until no lumps remain.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the bourbon and chestnuts.
I love moist your bundt cake. The glass bundt pan certainly has peaked my interest. Can you tell me what is the highest temperture the glass bundt can withstand?
Thank you Cheryl! The pan is made of borosilicate glass, which is basically the same thing as Pyrex. It’s often used in science labs because it’s so shatter resistant. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borosilicate_glass.
So I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve never used chestnuts in my kitchen! I need to get on this! This coffee bundt cake looks absolutely amazing!
Don’t be embarrassed! I don’t use a ton of them myself but I do really love them every now and then. They’re totally different from any other kind of nut. You should definitely give them a try- especially the freshly roasted kind! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment, Ashley. Hope you’re having a great week hon!
Oh my word! The sauce on this bundt looks heavenly!
Girl…! The sauce took it to another level. I love that the bourbon gets added last so the flavor really comes through. It’s incredible with the coffee cake. Thank you so much hon! Hope you’re having a great week!
I saw this cake on insta and thought how amazing it looked! It’s delicious with the praline coffee flavour! Love it! 😀
Thank you so much Jess! I loved the praline and coffee together- can’t wait for the latte to come out, lol!
Allie this looks superb! I can’t get over the Snickers blondie tart either!
This is random, but can I just ask what host provider you use? Your site is always such a joy to use + comment on because it runs so quickly and doesn’t lag. A lot of other food blogs make commenting + visiting a prolonged nightmare because there is so much wait time involved, no matter how much I love them!
Now craving praline…But it’s 10am. Help!
Hey Tashiana! So sorry for the late reply! It’s taking me a while to get caught up after traveling last week. Ok so I’m so glad you find my page easy to use! I often worry about that. My hosting is through BlueHost and I have the dedicated IP thing. I’ve been told that plugins can really weigh down your site and decrease load time, so I also always try to code things in wherever possible. Glad to know it’s working! Thanks for the great feedback sweetie!
Oh I heard about that new SBux flavor! A friend of mine was telling me about it and said she cannot wait to try it. I’m pretty stuck on Caramel Macchiato, and now Caramel Brulee, but I will have to give this new flavor a try!
Also, I want to stuff my face with this cake. It looks SO good! And that icing, YUM!
Ok so now I’m totally craving a caramel coffee 😛 I’m so happy you like the cake! Thanks so much Julie! xoxo
Yum! Your bundt cake looks lovely and I’ll take a slice of that. Have fun in Chicago!
Thank you so much Linda! It was a fun trip but it’s sure good to be back home now 😉
Oh wow, Allie, you are definitely speaking my food language with this cake! Coffee… bourbon… praline?? So much awesome! I’ve never seen a glass bundt pan either… very cool!
The glass bundt pan is awesome! Super heat resistant and none of those nasty chemicals. I loved it! So happy you liked the cake too- thanks so much!