Bundt Cake – Of Life And It’s Simple Pleasures.

Posted on September 12, 2012

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You know how much I love the the little things in life. A stolen kiss, an unexpected hug, glad wrapped coffee , shabby bouquets and messy toast. Tiny gestures that make my world. Then there are the simple pleasures , falling asleep to the lull of an ocean, sharing a laugh or a delightful meal with the family, recollecting childhood stories or just humming your favourite tune. One other simple pleasure is biting into the beautiful air-like texture of what is popularly known as a bundt or pound cake. If you have ever tried a bundt cake, you know exactly what I mean. Just imagine a delicious tea cake, only lighter and divine.

Today, I will be sharing with you a simple but utterly delicious recipe for Bundt Cake that has been passed down a couple of generations in our family. I have tried other bundt recipes but I keep coming back to this one because along with being simple, it is versatile, goes perfectly with your favourite hot drink and a sure shot crowd pleaser!

Mumchic’s Very Own Bundt Cake

Serves ~ 10

You will need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil OR 200g of unsalted butter
  • 2.5 cups plain flour
  • 1.5 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

What next?

  • Sift flour and baking powder and set aside.Coat a 9inch bundt cake pan with butter and dust with flour.
  • Beat sugar and butter well until the mixture looks shiny .
  • Slowly add eggs one by one and beat well into the mixture.
  • Begin adding sifted flour and baking powder alternating with drops of milk.
  • When all the flour has been added , add orange juice and vanilla essence.
  • Bake in a 9inch bundt pan at 200C for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Notes.

~The batter can be halved to bake in a 1lb bread loaf tin.

~You could add a marble swirl to the cake by separating the batter into two and adding 3 tbsp of cocoa to one part. Add to the pan in  alternating layers and then use a tooth path to create a marble look.

~This bundt cake may also be used for layering in trifles.

Enjoy!

If you do happen to try this recipe, please do come back and review it. I’d love to hear how you went !

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