If you've never made a bundt cake, never fear. This vanilla one is simple, sweet, and all around perfect for your first time. Serve up this beautiful dessert and wow your guests!

 

INGREDIENTS

CAKE:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

VANILLA GLAZE:

  • 2 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS

CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour Bundt pan.
  2. Beat granulated sugar, butter, and eggs in stand mixer at medium speed until well blended. Change speed to low and add milk and vanilla; change back to medium speed and mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat about 1 minute or until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Gently loosen cake from pan with knife and turn out onto wire rack; cool completely.

GLAZE:

  1. Put powder sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in medium bowl and mix until fully incorporated. If glaze is not runny enough, add more milk. You will want glaze to be thick enough to hold its "drip" on the cake, but runny enough to pour.

 

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