Vanilla Buttermilk Bundt Cake
I am so excited to be participating in this year’s Freaky Friday Blog Hop: Winter Edition! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Freaky Friday, it is a group of food bloggers that get assigned a secret blog and we get to choose any recipe we want to make from it for our blogs. Then all of the recipes are revealed at the exact same time and we get to see who had our page and which recipe they selected! It has been a great way for me and my readers to find new blogs to follow, and I feel honored to be a part of it!
The blog that I was assigned was Pic-Nic’s and I was absolutely STOKED to get to choose something to make from her blog! She is a rockstar blogger named Nicole who was one of my very first blogger friends! We started our blogs around the same time and it has been so much fun to grow together! Her blog is wonderful and her specialty is DESSERTS! Oh and in her spare time she also recently completed her PhD in neuroscience/biochemistry. Not too shabby huh?
I knew right away I wanted to bake something from her blog. Baking is not normally my thing, but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for this one. Plus, my hubby hasn’t had a homemade dessert in an embarrassingly long time! It was tough to narrow it down to a single recipe! This Chocolate Mudcake is next on my list to try!
I went with the Vanilla Buttermilk Bundt Cake this time because we just adore this type of recipe! I love a cake that’s not too sweet and it was the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee! This was such a great recipe for a beginner baker like myself. Super easy to follow and my entire family was impressed 😉
Vanilla Buttermilk Bundt Cake (recipe source)
2 sticks + 2 Tbsp salted butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
2 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bundt pan.
Cream the butter together with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
Sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture alternatively with the buttermilk. Mix until everything is incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the greased bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cooled, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add water until you have a paste-like consistency. Stir in the vanilla. Drizzle over the cake.
Here is the complete list of Freaky Friday Participants:
An Affair from the Heart, A Dish of Daily Life, The Foodie Affair, Aunt Bee’s Recipes, Honey & Birch, Full Belly Sisters, LeMoine Family Kitchen, The Flavor Bender, A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures, Belle of the Kitchen,
Cooking On A Budget, Pic-Nic, Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen, The Magical Slow Cooker,
Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish and Who Needs A Cape?