Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake

This Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake is the perfect over the top chocolate cake for any picnics or dinner parties you go to.  Make it and impress the pants off all your friends.

Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

My day always starts off with a hot cup of coffee.  It can be 90* outside and I will still brew that hot cup.  My brain just doesn’t function without that caffeine jolt.  And for some reason iced coffee doesn’t get me going the same way a steaming cup does.


Recently I was sent the Keurig Platinum Brewer to try out.  That got me so excited to drink lots of fresh coffee throughout the day.  Normally my husband would brew a pot of regular dark coffee and take what amount he wanted in a travel cup to work,  Then I would need to clean out the grounds, and brew my pot of decaf coffee.   I would then drink one cup and leave some in the pot for later.  Yes, I would drink microwave coffee in the afternoon.  It wasn’t great, but it was easy.

I love that the Keurig brews a fresh cup of coffee in 30 seconds.  No more waiting for the pot to cool off so I can make another kind.    The Keurig also has so many different kinds of drink options.  I may start the day with hot coffee, but by mid-afternoon I like a cold coffee drink.  There is a huge variety of coffee’s, tea’s, and hot chocolate’s to choose from.  I really love the brew over ice varieties that have the sweeteners already in them.  The sweet and creamy iced coffee and the peach tea are a few of my favorites.  Keep reading because someone is going to win some boxes of  Donut Shop Sweet and Creamy and Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee.

Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

The Keurig is so easy to use that my daughter will usually ask me if I want another cup of coffee because she wants to make it for me.  Actually I think she just wants to make herself a cup too.  Some days I make her day by brewing the largest cup size and letting her have a small cup with some creamer.

Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

Another fun way to use the coffee that is brewed in a Keurig is through baking.  I love to substitute cooled coffee in place of the liquids in cakes and frosting.  In this particular cake, you can’t taste a coffee flavor in the chocolate.  The coffee just deepens and enhances the chocolate.

And let’s face it, anything to make chocolate better gets an A+ in my mind.  This cake is for the serious chocolate lover.  It has an extra box of chocolate pudding and mini chocolate chips added to it.

Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

My all time favorite coffee drink is a salted caramel, so I knew this cake needed that flavor added to it.   I drizzled some white chocolate over the top.  Then I melted some caramel and added the sea salt to that.  Sweet and salty truly gets me every single time.  The caramel gets drizzled over the top and more sea salt is added for some texture.

Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

Are you a coffee drinker?  Today I am partnering with Aimee from Shugary Sweets to bring you this  fun Keurig giveaway.  Enter the giveaway below and then head to Aimee’s page for a great Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe.  The amount of streusel on the top looks so insanely delicious!
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Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake and a Keurig giveaway

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 16 slices of cake

Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake and a Keurig giveaway

Chocolate pound cake made with coffee and topped with salted caramel.


1 chocolate cake mix (I used a Pillsbury mix)
1 instant chocolate pudding mix (3.4 ounce box)
1 cup plain yogurt
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
1 cup mini chocolate chip
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon shortening
1/2 cup caramel baking bits (Kraft)
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 1/2 Tablespoons coarse ground sea salt, divided


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, yogurt, eggs, oil, and cooled coffee. Beat on low for 1 minute and then beat 2 minutes on medium. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Pour the batter into a greased 12" bundt pan. Bake at 350* for 50-55 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in the pan. Place a plate over the top of the cake and flip the cake over. Let cool completely.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, place the white chips and shortening. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir until creamy. Place in a plastic baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
  3. Place the caramel bits and the heavy cream in a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of sea salt. Drizzle the caramel over the chocolate. Sprinkle the top with the leftover sea salt. Cut into 16 wedges. Store in a sealed container on the counter.

 Chocolate mocha cake topped with white chocolate and salted caramel topping

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  1. says

    I’m sorry, but a “Poke cake” is only “perfect” for a picnic..this bundt cake is just perfect for those “Fancy” dinner parties.

  2. Cassandra Eastman says

    I look forward to brewing mainly coffee, but also hot chocolate and tea for the whole family! I love that you can make more than just coffee with the keurig!

  3. Patti says

    My husband loves a mild coffee….black….. but my college-aged daughter and I love flavored coffees!!! My youngest really loves her hot chocolate, so this would be wonderful!

  4. Vanda C says

    So I don’t want to “assume” but is the coffee added with the liquids into the cake?
    I’m reading the instructions and it doesn’t say- Can’t wait to try this cake

  5. Diane E Pritchard says

    I, like Vanda C., would also like to know where that cooled cup of brewed coffee is added. Coffee and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven; gotta make this cake! Caramel topping = nice touch. Love the versatility of the Keurig and have wanted one for years. Perfect appliance for one living alone.

  6. Deborah Grimsley says

    I would love to try keurig coffee’s. The cake looks delicious. Coffee and cake, great combination!

  7. Amy C. says

    We have a Keurig at work and I love using it to make my afternoon coffee… coffee would be the most exciting thing for me to brew in it!!!

  8. Mandy says

    This would be fantastic – with two little ones, I could brew hubby’s coffee in no time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Judy Kaiser says

    I love coffee and the only one in my home who drinks it. A Keurig would be perfect! I love to bake and this bundt looks great!! Just might have to make it for my next family dinner.

  10. Cheryl Newton says

    I would make tea or hot chocolate, but I have a feeling that son No. 1 would be using it for coffee.

  11. Anne says

    A Keurig would be used for coffee for my spouse and tea for me. Great to have one appliance for both of us!

  12. says

    What a beautiful cake!! My husband does something similar for me. He makes one big pot of coffee in the morning, so he can have a cup before he leaves for work and bring some to work in one of his travel cups, and he leaves me just enough for one cup of coffee for me throughout the day. Believe it or not, in the nearly 10 years I’ve been married, I’ve never made coffee before. LOL-so this would probably be a great option for me! Plus sometimes I just need another cup of coffee throughout the day before I’m a stay at home mom who is also homeschooling-sometimes one cup of coffee just doesn’t do it for me, lol!
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  13. Jessica Tomasi says

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    I love my Coffee!

  14. VickiT says

    I am a HUGE coffee lover and am always in search of a great rich bold cup of coffee. I used to drink all the flavored coffees but lately it’s just a great cup of coffee. My husband, on the other hand, a man who did not drink coffee when we met, now drinks an entire pot of his own each morning and he LOVES the flavored coffees. Because of that, I’m sure we’ll have a huge supply of all types in our home, including the hot chocolates too since our Granddaughter and her parents are living her. I am sure we’d take full advantage of the Keruig. I’ve wanted one for a very long time so I’d be thrilled to be the lucky person to win one.

  15. Anna says

    I love bundt cakes and definitely don’t make them enough. I love this twist on it! Plus I’d love to have a Keurig! :)

  16. Janis says

    I am the only coffee drinker in my house so a this would be a marvelous thing for me. I would brew a strong cup to pair with this delicious cake. I truly feel that coffee and desserts are a careful paring like a wine with a meal.

  17. Heather says

    Salted caramel is my favorite too! I always crave the flavor from starbucks, so it’d be perfect to eat it in the form of a cake. And I’m drinking coffee as I type this, so I think my addiction speaks for itself!

  18. Erin says

    Thanks for the recipe. It looks delish!

    While I think I would brew some regular coffee, I think I would do quite a bit of iced coffee and hot chocolate!

  19. Carolyn B says

    I lost the Keurig in the divorce….I miss my Breakfast Blend Coffee. and I used dark roast for baking…loved having an assortment for when people came over.

  20. Carrie D. says

    I would love a Keurig brewer! I would make all kinds of flavored coffees, iced coffee, and hot chocolate. I think everyone in my family would use it.

  21. Elizabeth says

    Pretty sure this recipe looks amazing! I’ve been wanting a Keurig and this opens up the possibilities even more!!

  22. Betty Bender says

    I can’t believe how beautiful your bundt cake is!! Can’t wait to try it.
    If I win the Keurig Platinum Brewer, I really look forward to brewing iced coffees and teas in the summer.. and flavored coffees in the winter!! It’s hard to say what would be my favorite, since I don’t have a Keurig yet I haven’t tried many of the great things you can brew with them!!

  23. says

    The question would rather be what wouldn’t I make with it?? I have seen all of the flavors and varieties of brews to go in the Keurig, I would be in heaven.

  24. says

    This looks crazy moist and superbly mocha-flavored–I can’t get enough of chocolate mocha cakes! I’ve just made a fudgy chocolate tunnel cake that has got me hankering for another chocolate-based dessert. Your recipe sounds great, especially considering the real dearth of moist, reliable mocha cake recipes out there. Thanks for sharing!
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  25. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh wow..all of the above! LOL…I LOVE iced coffee and that is so neat you can make that too! But..I love my coffee!

  26. Sara Sixel says

    Ugh!! I did something wrong trying post about my coffee…sorry. Disregard the previous comment, please. At any rate, I would brew a decaf coffee b/c I am still breast feeding my little guy. And being single, I could do a fresh cup later instead of warming my one cup up repeatedly in the microwave…AWESOME!! It can take me all day to drink one cup coffee, it’s sad.

    • Sara Sixel says

      I just read my post… Obviously I didn’t proof read very well. I am not single, been married for almost 12 years. I was talking about the ease of single serve coffee. Oh my goodness, I am not doing so well with this posting thing. Ugghhh!!f

  27. says

    The cake looks amazing and I love that it is made with a cake mix. I could make it gluten free! Maybe for our next church potluck. It is so much easier to transport a bundt cake than a layer cake.

    I would love a Keurig — have wanted one for a very long time. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  28. says

    I had the chance to use my aunt’s when staying to take care of my grandma for two weeks and I absolutely LOVED using it!! Tea, hot chocolate, and yes coffee in seconds! So awesome! And I have carpal tunnel so carrying a heavy teapot with water to the stove and then to fill my cup with water isn’t much fun. This was so easy to use!! I am quickly becoming a coffee addict with this thing so probably I’d have coffee, next hot chocolate or my daily cup of tea. :)

    My goodness does that cake look just fabulous! I’m going to need to get teh ingredients so I can make it…your pictures are making me hungry! ;D haha. Thanks for sharing!
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  29. Sara says

    Did anyone actually make the caramel drizzel? The cake rocked, no doubt about it! Super moist and chocolaty. But I think maybe you meant 1.5 teaspoons of salt instead of tablespoons? It was so salty we had to peel the icing off the top, it was really aweful. If I ever am brave enough to do it again I think I will just stick to sprinkling a little salt over the top of the drizzle once finished and not add any at all to the glaze itself.

    • says

      I did actually use 1 1/2 tablespoons for the topping. Only 1 Tbsp. goes in the caramel though. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like the topping, but everyone has different tastes when it comes to salted caramel. Definitely try it again and adjust the salt to your liking :-)

      • Stephanie Lee says

        Thank you so much. I would like for you to know that I made your cake this weekend and it was absolutely delish! So moist and yummy! You really out-did yourself with this recipe. Terrific!

  30. Elisabeth says

    This cake looks absolutely gorgeous…. the only problem is that you always use “cups” and “mixes” that are maybe readily available where you live, but not on the continent. You are missing out of all the european people making your recipes this way…. Isn’t it possible to use grams instead, and not cake/pudding mixes but home-made ingredients? You know that there are all kinds of ingredients in these mixes, and they not always good for us?

    Really a pity…

    • says

      I’m sorry you feel this way. My way of baking is semi homemade, and I love taking baking mixes and giving them a fun homemade flair. I do realize that not everyone can find these ingredients, but amazon is a great place to buy hard to find items.

    • ambrey says

      The Caramel drizzle came out way too salty for me too! Just wanted to recommend to others to err on the side of less salt and then add as they taste test. The cake itself was great though.

      • says

        I’m glad you enjoyed the cake! One question…was your salt fine or coarse? That will make a difference in how salty it is. I used a coarsely ground sea salt. But salted caramel is also different for everyone. One person may like it saltier than another :-)


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