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can i add caramel sauce to the center of a bundt cake before baking

I am in the middle of making an apple cake, Bundt-style. My cousin makes this fantasic, to-die-for caramel sauce and i want to add it to the center of the bundt cake, along with the apples. Will this work?

asked by Brenda Altman-Tarr about 2 months ago
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Nancy

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added about 2 months ago

Brenda - I've only done the "filling in the middle" in other cakes, but it seems it should work.
See, for example, this guideline:
https://www.leaf.tv/articles...
But/and, I'm a little worried at the use of both apples AND filling, (may make the cake too moist, the whole thing may not hold together) so I would go light on the quantities of each, to give the flavors you want but still hold together.
I hope it comes out well, and please tell us your results...

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added about 2 months ago

Thank you for your insightful response(s). I have some apple sprinkle from Pampered Chef - will put that in the center.

Do you remember when Duncan Hines first introduced its "Tunnel of Fudge" cake mixes? They were all the rage!

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Nancy

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added about 2 months ago

Or a variation - if you've already mixed the apples in, or want to use a lot, bake them in the cake but save the caramel and use that as in icing or a garnish when you serve...

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Trena Heinrich

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added about 2 months ago

If you're worried that it might not work I'd suggest using it as a decorative sauce over the top of the cake after it's baked and cooled down to room temperature. It sounds delicious!

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added about 2 months ago

Thank you Trena. I've decided to make a warm glaze from the caramel sauce and pour it over my cake.