Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the bundt cake I had when I went to Arizona at Nothing Bundt Cakes. I decided to have a go at making my own praline pecan bundt cake since the one I had was so amazing.

Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

Mine didn’t come out exactly like theirs but the one I made was soft and cinnamoney. I made two cakes in the end while experimenting. The first cake (the one at the top) had a cream cheese drizzle and the second cake had a vanilla glaze that I brushed all over the outside of the cake.

Pecan Praline Bundt Cake

My favorite part about this cake is the cinnamon sugar pecans. I decided on one of the hottest days so far this summer that I needed to roast nuts in the oven! They are so worth it though. If nothing else make these pecans for Christmas.
The Nothing Bundt Cake
This recipe has a few components. You can make the cinnamon sugar pecans in advance if you want.
Pecan Praline Bundt Cake


Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

150g unsalted pecans

1 egg white (save the yolk for the cake)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tbs water

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbs cinnamon (I like a lot cinnamon)

1/2 tsp salt

Cake (adapted from

3 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 sticks + 2 tbs (257g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups sugar

3 eggs + 1 yolk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup coffee, cooled to room temperature (I used about 1 tsp espresso powder in 1/2 cup hot water)

1 cup buttermilk

Praline Swirl (adapted from

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tsp cinnamon-

Vanilla Glaze (for the cream cheese glaze see

1 cup powdered sugar

3 tsp milk (add a few more if it's too thick)


  1. Make the nuts. Pre heat the oven to 250F/120 C. In one sandwich bag pour the egg white, vanilla and water. In a second pour the sugar, salt and cinnamon. Pour the nuts in the egg white bag and give it a good shake. Pour the nuts into the sugar bag and shake.
  2. Pour onto a baking tray (make sure to line it with a silpat mat).
  3. Bake for 45 minutes. After each 15 minutes take out of the oven and toss the nuts.
  4. Start the cake. Pre heat the oven to 350 F/180 C and grease and flour a bundt tin. In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and yolk one at a time.
  6. Mix in the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating. Stir in the cooled coffee. Don't over mix. Fold in the pecans.
  7. Make the praline swirl mixture by mixing the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together in a small bowl and then stirring in the melted butter.
  8. Scoop one third of the cake batter into the bundt tin. Sprinkle half of the praline swirl mixture over top. Add another third of the batter on top, sprinkle the rest of the praline swirl mixture in and scoop the last of the cake batter on top.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour ( baked mine for about 75 minutes). Insert a cake tester in the middle to make sure it's cooked all the way through. Let cool for 10 minutes and then carefully flip over and gently tap the top to release the cake.
  10. Make the glaze by whisking together the icing sugar and milk in a small bowl. Once the cake has cooled spread the glaze all over the cake with a pastry brush.

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  1. superrrr yummm! i just wish my mom do for us something like this :)

  2. rebecca

    That looks amazing! I want that for breakfast! Dessert for breakfast is totally okay, right?

  3. Footprints of Peace

    Amazing! Looks tasty!

  4. kerrycooks

    You are blowing my mind with this cake.

  5. Baking Addict

    I love the sound of pecan praline. Will definitely have to make this soon. I've been trying to make full use of my bundt pan!

  6. Baking Addict

    What temperature did you bake the nuts in? Is baking powder the same as baking soda? (is that bicarbonate of soda?) Thanks!

  7. Cupcake Kelly

    @rebecca – this is totally a breakfast cake. it has coffee in it!

    @baking addict – sorry, i forgot to add that in! i've fixed it now. The nuts go in at 120 C for a slow roasting! they are so so good. Baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda.

  8. My Kitchen in the Rockies

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for trying one of the cake recipes from my blog, The variation of your Bundt looks yummy!
    Greetings from Colorado. Kirsten

  9. New to baking!

    Just put my cake in the oven and the batter is DELICIOUS! Only thing that needs to be corrected is the recipe for the praline swirl….the ingredients don’t list sugar and the directions include brown sugar and don’t list butter. I just added 1/2c of sugar and it came out fine…hope that was correct.

  10. New to baking!

    So the cake came out delicious but it was falling apart when cut. What do you suggest?

  11. New to baking!

    One more thing about my swirl. I just saw yours looked like crumbles; mine looked like a sauce. Should the butter be cool when making the mixture? Also, what does “fold in the pecans” mean? I’m attempting my hand at the cake again using more precise measurements :)

    • Make sure your brown sugar is really packed in and you melt 1 stick of butter. Always use a spoon to put the ingredients into the measuring cups and then use a knife to level the excess off. Fold in the pecans means use a spatula by hand to distribute them in the cake batter. Using the mixer would break them apart.