I love how pretty bundt cakes look, if I could I would buy a variety of bundt pan designs just so I could have different design ideas for different occasisons. I found that a light non stick pan is the best way to go, I got mine from John Lewis it was £15.00 and worked just as well as some of the other designer brands avaialble.
The key to making sure your cake comes out with no cracking or sticking is to make sure you throughly grease the pan. This step is really important. Greasing every part of the pan, then dusting it with flour, removing the excess will make all the difference. This recipe does have a sauce you glaze the cake with, this is done whilst the cake is still upside down. It is important to grease the pan so when you finish glazing it and turn it upside down it comes out easily without sticking.
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Butter (230g)
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (cubes)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make the cake :
Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Make sure to grease your pan well I used butter and flour .
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl
In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar togetehr you can use a mixer or wooden spoon whatever you have at home. You want to have a light and fluffy consistancy. You can then add the eggs, put in two to start, mix them in then add the other two until it is all combined. Then add the vanilla extract and mix well to combine everything.
Once you have mixed well, its time to add the flour mixture and Almond milk. You want to do this in three parts. Add some of the flour, mix then some of the milk. Mix that , then add a bit more flour ,then more milk again mix that then add flour again. ( Begin and end with the flour for this)
Once that is done, pour the batter into the greased Bundt pan and bake until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.
How to make the Glaze sauce:
Once the cake has baked, you can start making the glaze sauce. Put the butter, sugar, and water in a saucepan and warm it on a medium-low heat until the butter is completely melted and all the sugar is dissolved. The mixure should not be brought to boiling hot point. Then remove it from the heat and add in the vanilla extract and stir.
Poke holes all over the top of the cake. Then very slowly pour the glaze all over the cake, allowing time for it to soak in before adding more. Allow the cake to cool completely in then place it on your cake stand.
This cake is moist, buttery and just delicious, I recommend you have it with a cup of tea. I did add edible flowers and lemon zest at the top to make it look pretty but feel free to just add icing instead. Let me know how you get on with the recipe
Happy Baking !