These little cakes are buttery sweet and they have a wonderfully soft band tender crumb. They are really good as they are or even better when you put the vanilla glaze on top. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit which is 180 degrees Celcius then you will need a 6 cup bundt pan then butter and flour them. To make the batter, if you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment or you can use a hand mixer, add all-purpose flour in a stand mixer bowl along with granulated white sugar.
You will also add baking powder and salt then beat on low speed to get everything mixed up. Add in unsalted butter and you want your butter at room temperature than with your mixer on low speed, mix it until it gets a consistency like wet sand. With your mixer still on low speed, add three-room temperature eggs one at a time until all the eggs are mixed into the butter then increase the speed to medium-high and beat for about a minute just until it lightens in colour and fluffy and do not overmix the butter mixture.
Add in milk, full fat or reduced fat, and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract then beat on low speed just until everything is mixed together. Put the batter in a pastry bag but if you don’t have one you can use a spoon to fill the bundt pan about three-quarters full with batter then smooth it out with a spoon. For baking, everyone’s oven is a little different, and the type of pan you use also matters. Bake for around 16 to 18 minutes, it does not take too long to bake or until a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean.
Once bakes, place your pan on a wire rack and let it cool for about ten minutes then place the wire rack on top and flip it over and free the cakes from the pan. Let them cool off completely, they are good as they are or you can serve them with whipped cream or vanilla glaze. For the vanilla glaze, in a small bowl, add confectioners sugar in a bowl then add pure vanilla extract then enough cream to have a nice consistency.
Stir that together until you have a smooth consistency, you can also use lemon glaze by adding lemon juice instead of cream. Drizzle the vanilla glaze around the top of your mini bundt cake and serve. This cake will almost melt in your mouth, its butter and sweet and you have to try it out. They can be stored for up to four days.
- 1 1/3 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (175 grams) granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt
- 3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature (cut into chunks)
- 3 large eggs (165 grams), at room temperature
- 3 tablespoons (42 grams) milk, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour (or spray with a vegetable spray that contains flour) a six – one cup (240 ml) bundt pan, available on Amazon.
- In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix on low speed until combined. Add the butter and mix at low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened and have a mealy consistency until it looks like wet sand.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix on low speed until batter is smooth.
- Then increase the mixer speed to medium-high and beat for about one minute to aerate and develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
- Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Place the batter in a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) plain pastry tip and pipe the batter evenly into the six bundt moulds (115 grams in each mould), and smooth the tops. Bake for about 16 – 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Remove the cakes from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool, in the pan, for about 10 minutes. Then remove the cakes from the pan to finish cooling before frosting.
- Place the confectioner’s sugar in a small bowl. Add the vanilla extract and about 2 tablespoons of the cream and whisk until you have a thick and smooth glaze.
- Add more cream or powdered sugar, if needed, to get the correct pouring consistency. Slowly pour the glaze over the tops of the cakes, allowing it to drip down the sides.
- Let the frosting dry before covering and storing. The cakes will keep about 4 days at room temperature or about 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.