There are few things in life that I love more than mac & cheese. It’s deliciously creamy, cheesy, and comforting. Believe it or not, there’s something even better than classic mac: mac & cheese bundt cake.
That’s right, a mac & cheese bundt cake. Imagine your favorite mac in a slice with a crispy exterior, creamy cheese drizzle and crushed bacon. I’m already drooling and I haven’t even said the recipe yet.
The recipe comes from YouTuber Cast Iron Chaos. His video describing the process can be found below.
Want to learn how to do it? Here’s how.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional for topping)
- 1/2 pound cheese for macaroni and cheese, your favorite blend (he uses sharp cheddar)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 and 1/2 cups heavy cream, separated: 2 cups cream for macaroni and cheese, plus 1/2 cup cream for cheese drizzle
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, separated into 2 halves
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese (orange preferred for color, used for top drizzle)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Thoroughly grease and flour your bundt pan. Cook your elbow macaroni in salted boiling water. In a separate pan, fry up your bacon.
Melt your butter in a saucepan and add your onion and garlic. Once it starts to become translucent, add your flour to create a roux. Cook for a minute or two, then add your 2 cups of cream.
Wait for this sauce to thicken, then add your spices. In his case, he uses ground mustard and smoked paprika (1/2 tsp.). Finally, mix in your 1/2 pound of cheese.
In a separate bowl, beat 5 eggs with salt and basil. Once the cheese sauce has cooled just a bit, add in your eggs and mix vigorously until thoroughly combined. Add in your pasta.
Dump the mixture into your bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes.
For the cheese sauce topping, heat up 1/2 cup of cream and add in your 8 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese. Once that melts together and resembles caramel, drizzle it over your finished bundt cake.
Add your crumbled bacon on top, and you’re done!