Churro Cake Recipe

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top. It’s a fun treat for Cinco de Mayo, but it’s really perfect for any time of the year!

If you love traditional churros, this cake is for you!

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

 

What is a Traditional Churro?

Traditional churros are made by piping ropes of choux pastry and frying them. The fried pastry is tossed in cinnamon sugar when it’s fresh out of the hot oil, and it’s served warm. They are unbelievably delicious, which is why they are incredibly popular. You can often find churros being served out of food trucks, at Mexican restaurants, in popular theme parks, and at fairs. 

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

 

How do You Make the Perfect Bundt Cake?

The key to making any good cake is to use high quality ingredients that are all brought to room temperature before any mixing occurs.

This is especially important when it comes to making bundt cakes. Most bundt cake recipes have pound cake origins, which means they are fundamentally much denser than other cakes. And if you have a dense cake, then you must have a tender and moist crumb to balance out the texture.

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

This is achieved by bringing any cold ingredients to room temperature and also by not over-mixing the cake batter. Over-mixing cake batter is more likely to happen when you don’t separate the wet ingredients from the dry ingredients in the mixing process.

The eggs, in particular, take a little extra mixing to combine the yolk and the white completely. So if you wait to start mixing until after the flour has been added to the wet ingredients, you’ll find yourself over-mixing the batter just to get those darned eggs thoroughly incorporated.

Fortunately, the solution is simple enough: take care of mixing the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture before adding the flour. Once the flour is added, all that remains to do is gently mix just until the batter is formed. 

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

 

Main Ingredients & Supplies Needed

  • Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • butter
  • ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar mixture
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  • vanilla extract
  • buttermilk (no substitutions!)
  • caramel sauce (see my favorite below)
  • optional: use chocolate sauce instead of caramel

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

 

How to Make Churro Cake

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top.

Churro Cake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This Churro Cake recipe has a golden bundt cake base with a cinnamon swirl running through the center. The outside of the cake is brushed in butter and coated in cinnamon sugar (twice!) with a caramel drizzle on top. It’s a fun treat for Cinco de Mayo, but it’s really perfect for any time of the year!

Ingredients

  • melted butter
  • Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • eggs, room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • buttermilk (no substitutions)
  • cinnamon sugar

Instructions

Get the FULL RECIPE on the Dixie Crystals website (CLICK HERE).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
 

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