1In a stand mixer bowl combine the cake flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix to combine.
2Add the buttermilk, butter, vanilla and almond extract and eggs. Mix well. Do not over beat, mix just until ingredients are combined. Should take about three and a half minutes.*** Over beating can cause the cake to be tough. ***
3Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. ***DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. SPRAYING IS NOT ENOUGH! TAKE THE TIME TO FLOUR IT OR IT WILL STICK!
4Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours or until cake tester comes out clean. Do not overbake!
**TIP: Baking times depend on many factors so start testing for doneness after 50 min. Depending on pan size and oven temp. variances you could under or over bake.
5In the pan pierce the hot cake with fork tines or a bamboo skewer. Pour half the glaze slowly over the cake.
6Cool in the pan for 15 min. then flip out onto a cake plate. Pour the remaining sauce over the cake.
7Serve with fruit or ice cream. Refrigerate any leftovers.
8GLAZE INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all the ingredients, except vanilla, in a sauce pan. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat. Stir in vanilla, set aside to slightly cool.
TIPS : BUNDT PANS come in all shapes and sizes. A standard bundt is 10-12 cups and that is what I used for mine.
CAKE FLOUR : I use Swan's - it is in a red and white box, found where the flour is at your local market.
What is cake flour? Can you substitute for it?
Here is what I found on the subject, many ladies have reported using it and the cake turned out just fine. Here it is:
All-Purpose flour (just under one cup)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1. Place two tablespoons of cornstarch in a one-cup measure.
2. Fill the rest of the cup with all-purpose flour.
3. Use in place of the cake flour in any recipe.
One cup of substitute is equal to one cup of cake flour
***Can you make cupcakes out of this recipe ? Well, I am sure you can, never tried it myself but I am sure you could. If you try it make sure and share!
**The longer you can let this cake sit and "mature" the better it will be! (Make sure and hide it. ) lol