Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

If you read Monday's Post, you know that Blakely's half birthday was on Sunday!  I always make some sort of a treat for everyone's half birthday...and Blakely wanted cake!  Vanilla...not chocolate.  I decided to try something new!  

This recipe is so easy - one extra ingredient turns simple cake mix into something special!  


It's also Cake Mix Recipe #63

Your Shopping List for the Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake:
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup veggie oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 vanilla beanpods, divided
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp half and half

Now Let's Make the Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a bundt pan with nonstick spray
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and water
  3. Use the whisk attachment and beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scrape down the bowl, beat on medium speed for an additional minute and a half
  4. Split open one of the vanilla bean pods and use the flat edge of a knife to scrape out the vanilla beans
  5. Fold the vanilla beans into your batter
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  7. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes before turning the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely
  8. Once cake is cool, make the vanilla bean glaze
  9. In a large mixing bowl, combine two cups of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of half and half and mix until it forms a thick glaze (you can adjust the amount of half and half depending on how thick or think you want the glaze)
  10. Split open the remaining vanilla bean pod and scrape out the beans
  11. Mix the vanilla beans into your glaze and drizzle glaze over cake 

I use this pan for all of my bundt cakes (and it's currently on sale):

I use this Stand Mixer:

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