I was originally going to make this for the June Clandestine Cake Club, but decided to do it a little earlier. As today has been hot as hell fire I decided against plain vanilla and opted for a tropical fruit bundt cake recipe.
Now. I know it's as camp as a row of tents, but I just had to use the corgi dog flags, gold paint and pink diamantes. I am well aware that it is probably in bad taste, but in my experience most souvenirs are!
Here's how to make your very own Jubilee Castle!
- 225g unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 450g golden caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 350g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 100g dried fruit e.g. mango (optional)
- 250ml tropical fruit yogurt (I used peach & passionfruit)
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 C.
- Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt tin - I've used a castle, but any design will work just fine.
- Soften the butter for a couple of minutes by beating it on a medium speed.
- Add the caster sugar and beat for about 5 minutes on a medium speed - you need to get plenty of air into this one to help it fill the tin.
- Add the eggs one at a time.
- Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a separate bowl.
- Cut up the dried fruit and toss it in the flour mix to cover.
- Fold half of the flour mix into the main mix.
- Add half of the yogurt.
- Repeat until all the flour and yogurt are mixed in.
- Give a quick mix for about 10 seconds on a medium speed.
- Pour into the tin, taking care to push the mix into all the nooks and crannies!
- Give the tin a good whack on the floor or worktop to release any air bubbles.
- Bake for an hour and ten minutes, or until the cake is shrinking away from the sides of the tin and a skewer comes out clean.
- Because of the detail, this cake needs to be removed from the tin ten minutes after coming out of the oven (otherwise it sweats... really). Do this by popping a plate on top of the cake and flipping it over.
Decorate however you wish. A bundt is for life, not just for the Jubilee!