classic recipe for a Vanilla Bundt Cake

Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake Recipe

This classic vanilla Bundt cake is moist, tender, and perfect for any occasion. With a simple yet rich flavor, it’s a favorite for both family gatherings and special events.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan, making sure to cover all the nooks and crannies.
  1. Prepare the Dry Ingredients:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Cream the Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  1. Add the Eggs:
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  1. Incorporate the Dry Ingredients and Milk:
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk. Start and end with the flour mixture (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour). Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Pour the Batter into the Pan:
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared Bundt pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • If the cake is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.
  1. Cool the Cake:
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Carefully invert the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Serve:
  • Once cooled, dust the cake with powdered sugar or drizzle with a simple glaze, if desired.
  • Slice and enjoy your classic vanilla Bundt cake!

Tips:

  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to keep the cake tender.
  • For added flavor, you can mix in a teaspoon of almond extract or a handful of mini chocolate chips.

Enjoy your delicious homemade vanilla Bundt cake!

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