Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

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If you are ready for fall and all it entails, I’ve got a special treat for you today!

I know some of you are mourning summer with its tank top weather and sun-kissed cheeks.

Making Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

Not me.

This time of year I am always ready for crisp cool evenings, cardigan sweaters, and leaves in every shade of red and gold.

I crave the foods that come along with cooler weather… apple recipes, pumpkin dishes, and decadent desserts loaded with spice and depth.

How to Make Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

If you aren’t feeling fall yet, allow me to try to sway you with my first autumn offering, a Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze.

This simple spice cake is tender, aromatic, and speckled with pecans throughout.

Simple Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

A warm salted brown sugar bourbon glaze is poured over the top to create a sugary coating with a caramelized boozy essence.

It’s rich and smooth. Just the thing to complement a spiced nut bundt cake.

Bourbon Glaze

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As if that weren’t enough, more pecans are added to the top, along with course Diamond Crystal® Sea Salt, to give this bundt cake the sparkling final touch that takes it from absolutely amazing to triple amaze-balls.

Just ask my family.

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We’re crazy for bundt cakes, and this fall inspired Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze is the perfect way to kick off baking season.

A generous amount of Diamond Crystal® Sea Salts in the cake, in the brown sugar bourbon glaze, and on top of the cake bring out the richest flavors, making every bite seem like a little celebration.

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Also follow Diamond Crystal® Salt on Pinterest for perfectly seasoned recipe ideas.

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Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

Yield: 12+ pieces

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:65 minutes

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Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze – An easy spiced bundt cake recipe loaded with chopped nuts and topped with sticky brown sugar bourbon glaze.


For the Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal® 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 Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For the Top:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt


  1. 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, Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. For the Salted Brown Sugar Bourbon Glaze: Place the brown sugar, butter, bourbon, vanilla, and Diamond Crystal® 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.
  5. 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 Diamond Crystal® Coarse Sea Salt to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12+ pieces, Serving Size: 1/12th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 562 Calories
  • Total Fat: 25.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.7g
  • Cholesterol: 117mg
  • Sodium: 416mg
  • Carbohydrates: 78.7g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugar: 53.9g
  • Protein: 6.7g
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17 comments on “Nutty Cardamom Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze

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  3. Patty Kposted September 30, 2015 at 12:30 am Reply

    LOVE salty and sweet combinations!

  4. Gaby Dalkinposted September 24, 2015 at 11:32 pm Reply

    the bourbon glaze is everything!!!

    Rating: 5
  5. Kateposted September 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm Reply

    When I saw this cake on Twitter I about fell out of my seat! I adore cardamom, so I’m all about this cake! 

  6. Caraposted September 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to try this Summer, Yummy!!!

  7. Marlyposted September 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm Reply

    This cake looks too amazing for words, but it’s perfect for a fork! :)

  8. Krystleposted September 23, 2015 at 11:09 pm Reply

    That glaze looks SO good! I need to try this!

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted September 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Ooooooo…bourbon glaze + sea salt. And cardamom. Beautiful!

  10. Kara @ K&R Adventuresposted September 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Gah, LOVE cardamom! Such a great fall flavor. This cake looks so yummy and beautiful!

  11. naomiposted September 23, 2015 at 10:48 am Reply

    Love this cake! And I bet the salt just rounds everything all out .

  12. Mariaposted September 23, 2015 at 10:14 am Reply

    This cake looks like a winner!

  13. Heather Christoposted September 23, 2015 at 9:44 am Reply

    I looooove cardamom- what a beautiful cake!

  14. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted September 23, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply

    GAH! that bourbon glaze looks off the charts! Also, I need to find more ways to use Cardamom and I’m thinking this cake is good way to start! 

  15. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted September 23, 2015 at 8:38 am Reply

    You make the best bundt cakes!  Looks amazing!

  16. Jenny Flakeposted September 23, 2015 at 8:23 am Reply

    All of the Fall baking going on is so much fun!!  This looks beautiful!

  17. Toriposted September 23, 2015 at 7:26 am Reply

    Hello autumn!!! This looks simply amazing and perfect for kicking off the season!!