Nigella Lawson wouldn't be called a domestic goddess for nothing. If you happen to try some of her recipes, you will be convinced that she's more than just a queen of the kitchen. This is why some of her creations are mainstays in my recipe bin. One of them is the Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake. It's a soft, moist and buttery sponge cake. It's my favourite, default base for some of my cakes like this Orange Blackberry Trifle. Actually, Nigella Lawson herself has a recipe for an Orange Blackberry Trifle. But for my version, I adapted the vanilla bundt cake recipe for a more tasty, richer trifle.
What you need:
225g butter, softened at room temp
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
200ml natural yoghurt
4 tsp vanilla extract
zest and juice of 1 orange
300ml cream, whipped until soft peaks formed
How to make:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
2. Sift flour and baking soda in a bowl. In an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time whisking each one with 1 tbsp of flour. Fold in the remaining flour. Then fold in yoghurt and vanilla.
4. Pour into the pan or bundt mould and bake for 45 mins.
5. Allow to cool for 15 mins before unmoulding.
6. Cut the cake and arrange some slices on a serving plate. Douse with orange juice. Top with whipped cream, blackberries and orange zest.