Valentines Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Valentines Bundt Cake
5th February 2018

Valentines Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

Treat your loved one to a delicious home-made vanilla bundt cake … made with love!


  • 250g Softened Unsalted Butter, (plus extra for greasing the bundt tin)
  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 1½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Fine Salt
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Pod, (split lengthways, seeds scraped out with the tip of a knife)
  • 4 Large Free-Range Eggs

To serve

  • 20g Icing Sugar
  • Crème Fraîche
  • Fresh Berries

You’ll also need

  • 2.4 Litre Bundt Tin
  • 01.Heat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Generously butter the inside of the bundt tin using your hands (or a brush) to get right into the corners of the tin. (You need to be generous with the butter, otherwise the cake won’t turn out of the tin).
  • 02.Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  • 03.In another large bowl, using an electric whisk, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla seeds until very pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Using a metal spoon, fold in the flour mixture, taking care not to knock out the air you’ve so carefully whisked in.
  • 04.Dollop the mixture into the greased bundt tin and smooth the top, then bake for 35-40 min or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • 05.Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 06. Sift icing sugar generously all over the cake, cut into slices and serve with crème fraîche and berries.