I love to host family and friends in my home but I don’t like to cook or bake. So I am very delighted when I can find a quick and delicious recipe. Over 30 years ago my sister Michelle shared this Buttermilk Cake recipe with me and it has been a favorite since then. It is made in a food processor, which is what makes it so fast. You can serve it plain or add raisins, nuts, cherries, coconut or chocolate chips.
Dust the cake with icing sugar or frost with a rich butter icing. You can also fill the hole in the middle of the cake with a treat and give your guests a surprise when you cut the cake open!
Watch the video to see how quickly I made the cake!
Add all the ingredients one by one into the food processor.
1 cup castor sugar or finely grind regular sugar in processor
125g butter- cream together with sugar
Add 1/2t vanilla and 1/2t almond essence (or a full teaspoon of vanilla if you don’t have almond essence)
2 cups flour
2t Baking Powder- add slowly
1 cup buttermilk
Optional: Add 1 cup raisons, nuts and cherries or 1/2 cup coconut) Place in bundt pan (grease according to manufacturer’s directions
Bake at 180 degrees for 1/2 to 3/4 hour
After baking, allow the cake to cool and then fill the hole in the middle of the bundt cake with a treat. Ice the cake with buttercream icing and decorate the top of the cake according to the occasion or season. When you cut the cake, you will surprise your guests as the filling spills out! (Thanks Kate of The Kate Tin for the idea!)
Heartistry Tip: Place your cake on a cake stand. A cake on a cake stand looks so much more festive!
This Christmas I used the Buttermilk Cake recipe and filled the inside with chocolate balls! I served a Christmas tea to some friends and we all enjoyed the cake and the candy treats!
Buttercream Icing Recipe:
Use your food processor and mix:
3 Cups Powdered sugar
1 Cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cream, milk or bandy - add slowly until you get the right consistency.
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