Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors, and buttermilk a favorite in baking - here's what happens when you combine the two.

This cake had a beautiful light but moist texture, with the perfect hint of sweet vanilla.

It pays to spend a little extra money to get vanilla extract as opposed to artificial vanilla essence. Not only will it last a lot longer owing to the need to use a lot less, but you will end up with a genuine vanilla flavor.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Makes 1 cake

250 g butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
2 1/2 Cup plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
1 Cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract


1 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and grease a bundt pan or springform cake tin.

2. 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.

3. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture alternatively with the buttermilk. Mix until everything is incorporated.

4. Pour the mixture into the greased tin and bake for approximately 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

5. Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

6. 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.


  1. Your cake looks so moist and wonderful. I'm a pound cake junky and would love this.

  2. Put the kettle on it's time for a cuppa. This cake is not only pretty, but looks pretty delicious.

  3. Such a beautiful cake. I would love a slice of this! xo, Catherine

  4. G'day Great cake Nik and so much reminds me of childhood!
    Cheers! Joanne

  5. Lovely cake - perfect for tea time !

  6. Another fantastic cake Nicole! Moist and delish I am sure!

  7. What a delicious looking cake!!! The recipe sounds so nice and simple too! YUM!

  8. Beautiful and delicious looking; I love the combination of vanilla and buttermilk in this cake!

  9. I love cakes with simple, delicious flavours like these, Nicole! The buttermilk would make it so moist and there's nothing like a good vanilla cake. Your cake looks wonderful!

  10. This is one beautiful cake Nicole....wishing we were neighbors so I could help you finish it off :-)

  11. Hello Nicole, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. This looks delectable, and it is beautiful! :)

  12. G'day Nic and thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Party all Pinned!
    I hope you will like to join me again next Saturday, perhaps bring a friend and can share up to 3 links! Cheers! Joanne

  13. This is beautiful! And, it would be perfect for mother's day! I've yummed your recipe to make later!

  14. Wow this is a very nice cake. I will make it at work this week. My friends will be happy i made this for them :-)