Party Panache, Caramel Candy Wreath Cake

I had a cake disaster a few weeks ago, so I decided to try try again

peanut butter caramel cake

I took one of my favorite cupcake recipes, Beach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes, made a few changes, and cooked it in a bundt pan

caramel peanut butter cup cake

I know, right?

candy caramel topping

Extremely decadent

candy topped cake


candy wreath cake

Let’s get to the details

candy caramel topping
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Caramel Candy Wreath Cake

Butterscotch, Caramel and Peanut Butter combine to make this decadent cake!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Caramel Sauce 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Bundt cake pan



  • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
  • 1 regular size box Jello butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick 8T unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Vanilla Caramel Dessert Sauce*
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup minis

Vanilla Caramel Dessert Sauce

  • 1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • Spray bundt pan thoroughly with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine cake mix with Jello, milk, butter and eggs. Beat 2 minutes, scraping bowl sides down. Fold in butterscotch chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake according to package directions, checking often towards the end of cooking time. Do not over bake.
  • Cool cake and then remove from pan. Prepare Vanilla Caramel Sauce and cut candy pieces. Pour warm sauce over the top of cake and immediately top with candy pieces. Let caramel cool and set before serving.

Vanilla Caramel Dessert Sauce

  • Place milk and brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring often.
  • Once mixture boils, reduce heat to simmer and continue to cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.  Cool for 2-3 minutes then glaze or drizzle over cake.  Makes about 1 1/2 cups.  Store in a covered jar in refrigerator.
Keyword bundt cake, butterscotch, cake, caramel, dessert, peanut butter
candy wreath cake 3

There’s a lot of happiness even in a tiny slice  😋

candy caramel cake
candy caramel wreath cake 1

You can keep the cake covered on the counter top for a week {if it lasts that long}

cake under dome

Just in time for Halloween candy!    🎃     Try any of your favorite candies on top~


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20 Responses to “Party Panache, Caramel Candy Wreath Cake”
  1. Mary says:

    Your cake looks positively splurge-worthy Jenna, especially with your vanilla caramel sauce and peanut butter cups on top! I bet everyone was happy at your house 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    All that and diet too?!?!?!? No? Oh, my bad:@) Looks like a fun cake!

  3. We have a family trivia night benefiting animal rescue at the end of the month. We always bring something or other for snacks etc. It’s no holds barred on trivia night. Gotta feed those brains.LOL This looks like something that would be an instant hit with our little group. I know it is an instant hit with me!: Yum!

  4. Jodi says:

    Wowsers – I can almost feel the sugar on my teeth! 🙂 BEAUTIFUL!

  5. Wow this does look decadent! yumm

  6. This gorgeous, scrumptious looking cute would win me a lot of brownie points if I baked it for my friends and family! Yum! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  7. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna,
    OMG! Your cake looks so amazing and delicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Have an awesome week.
    Julie xo

  8. bj says:

    Bet this was plenty sweet…:)

  9. JESS44903 says:

    This is such a NEAT idea and looks SO delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Kelley says:

    Well call me holiday fat already! That looks lovely and tasty all at the same time. I am filing this one on one of my pinterest boards.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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