vanilla orange blossom bundt cake w/ strawberry glaze

a friend and i made this cake for a mutual friend’s house warming brunch. they’re living in the prettiest home you can imagine! styled in taste – from the entry to the kitchen. i especially loved their warm, soft green accents and a jewel green signature lounge chair. and of course, this occasion asked for a neatly dressed up cake in pink! it was such an inspiring visit… i have a feeling all guests went home with a feeling of ‘ooh, i gotta take more care of my home immediately’.

vanilla orange blossom bundt cake with strawberry glaze


3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 cups organic butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 bourbon vanilla bean, split and extracted
4 organic eggs
2 tbsp. orange blossom water
1 cup cream

5 strawberries
2 cups confectioner’s sugar


preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. frease a bundt pan. sift the flour into a bowl, and combine with baking powder and salt. mix together the butter with sugar, until whiteish and creamy. add the vanilla bean and orange blossom water. add the eggs, one by one. now carefully add the flour mixture and the cream to the egg-mix.
pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 1 hour, until a stick comes out clean. let cool for 30 minutes and then release from the form. for the glaze, puree the strawberries and strain through a fine sieve and combine their juice with the confectioner’s sugar. add more sugar or a sprinkle of lemon juice until desired thickness is achieved. stir until the glaze is shiny. opur over the bundt cake and let dry for at least one hour.
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