Makes one 9 inch Bundt Cake ~ 10 – 12 servings
For The Cake
1 cup heavy (double) cream, well chilled
1½ cups sifted all-purpose (plain) flour, spooned in and levelled
1½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 large eggs, at room temperature
11/3 cups superfine (caster) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For The Vanilla Glaze
2/3 cup powdered (icing) sugar, sifted
2-3 tsp very hot water
1½ tsp light corn syrup *I used golden syrup*
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Few drops of lemon juice
Pinch of salt
You will need a 9-inch Bundt pan. Generously buttered, dusted with flour, and then inverted over a sink and firmly tapped to remove the excess flour.
Whip the cream in a chilled bowl until firm peaks form. Set aside. Position the rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/fan 160°C/Gas mark 4. In a bowl thoroughly whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a large bowl of an electric mixer whip the eggs for five minutes. Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time then mix in the vanilla extract. On a low speed add the dry ingredients in two additions, mixing until just blended. Scrap down the bowl as needed. Remove the bowl from the mixer and with a spatula fold in the whipped cream thoroughly.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Place in the pre-heated oven to bake for 55-60 minutes. The cake is done when the top is golden brown and firm to the touch, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before turning out. Invert the pan onto the rack and carefully lift it off. Let the cake cool completely.
For The vanilla Glaze
Place the powdered (icing) sugar in a medium bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of the hot water, corn syrup *or golden syrup*, vanilla extract, lemon juice and salt. Stir until smooth with a glaze thin enough to drizzle over the top of the cooled cake. Enjoy!
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