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Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

This is a simple bundt cake, but don't let that fool you. It's light and airy with a hint of vanilla and asks, politely, to be served whenever you feel like a little something sweet. Coffee or tea, optional.

Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

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Serves: 8 Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients


  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Glaze
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries
  • 1½ pounds strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

1

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
Butter and flour a standard Bundt pan. Pour bourbon into small bowl. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into bourbon; stir to blend well and set aside.

2

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add both eggs and the yolk one at a time, beating after each addition until well blended. Add bourbon-vanilla mixture. Add ½ the flour mixture, beating until just incorporated, then add the buttermilk, beat until just incorporated, following with the remaining flour mixture and, again, beating until just incorporated.

3

Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Invert cake onto rack and cool completely.

4

For glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons milk, and vanilla in small bowl to blend, adding more milk by ¼ teaspoonful if glaze is too thick to drizzle.  Place cake on a plate, platter or cake stand. Using spoon, drizzle glaze over cake in zigzag pattern. Let cake stand at room temperature until glaze sets, about 15 minutes.

5

Recipe from Bon Appetit

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