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Vanilla Bundt Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This vanilla bundt cake recipe has a tangy orange zest icing. Delicious with a fresh cup of tea.

Ingredients

Vanilla Bundt Cake
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup club soda
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tablespoons grated lemon zest

Glazed Icing
4 Tablespoons melted butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons milk
1 large orange to make 2 teaspoons orange zest
Tools: zester

Optional * 1-2 drops yellow food coloring
Optional * Candied Orange Peel

Directions

Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and lightly flour a 10" Bundt pan.

Using an electric mixer, on medium speed, cream the butter and the sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix well after you add each egg.

Add the flour in thirds.

Alternate flour, and club soda beating in with each addition. Mix until nice and smooth.

Add the vanilla extract and the lemon zest, beat well.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake 70-80 minutes until golden brown or a cake tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Glazed Icing

Zest the orange to make 2 teaspoons of orange zest.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat.

Put the confectioners' sugar into a medium sized bowl.

Add the butter to the sugar and mix together.

Add the vanilla and orange zest and mix in.

Add the milk one tablespoon at a time.

*Optional Stir in 1-2 drops yellow food coloring.

Add more or less of the milk to get to the desired consistency the ice the bundt cake.

*Optional Garnish with candied orange peel

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