Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake

Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with a Salted Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze


For the Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk full fat or lowfat
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Salted Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For the Top:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Coarse Sea Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 12-15 cup capacity bundt pan with baking spray and set aside. Mix the flour, cardamom, Fine Sea Salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Turn the mixer on low and add in the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Scrape the bowl and slowly add in the flour mixture. Scrape the bowl once again and mix in the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 60-70 minutes. Do not open the oven to test the cake until at least 55 minutes have passed, or the cake may deflate. Test the cake by inserting a wooden skewer into the center. If it comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and cool. Wait at least 20 minutes before flipping it out of the pan onto a wire cooling rack.

For the Salted Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze:

  • Place the brown sugar, butter, bourbon, vanilla, and Fine Sea Salt in a skillet. Set over medium heat and whisk until the brown sugar fully dissolves. Then remove from heat and whisk in the cream and powdered sugar. Whisk until completely smooth.
  • Place the cooling rack and cake on a piece of wax paper. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing it to run down all the sides. Sprinkle the nuts over the top of the cake. Once the glaze is almost completely dry, sprinkle the top with Coarse Sea Salt to taste.

Our daughter in law found the recipe here.

It was delicious and we would make it again.

Coast Family Reunited

What a treat to enjoy time at Josh and Laura’s home on the west side of the Cascades. It had been 6 months since we visited on the “Coast”.

My sister and her husband joined us on Saturday afternoon for a meal and early Father’s Day celebration for Dear.

We had good walks, good talks, watched an online church service together, ate a lot of good food and played cards. Josh and Dear enjoyed shopping at Cabella’s and another favorite store of theirs. The Girls were able to shop at Business Costco and Hobby Lobby.

Laura found the recipe for this cake and she and Katie baked it on Saturday. Cake recipe coming later this week.

Our kids on the East Side sent us a photo from their walk, too.

We made it home safe and sound from the Coast on Monday taking a new route home. I’ll be catching up with blogs soon. Lots of scenes from the road to share. Hope you are all well.