How to make it

  • Heavily butter or spray two similarly sized loaf pans, and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Using a paddle attachment in your mixer, cream butter and vanilla sugar until mixture is pale and fluffy. Scrape the vanilla bean and flick its seeds into the mixer, along with the vanilla extract and eggs; beat to mix.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Add to the batter and mix just until smooth (a few turns of the paddle should do it.) Take the bowl off the mixer and use a spatula to scrape the bottom and fold the mixture a few times, to make sure everything is blended.
  • Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the pans around, and bake an additional 25 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester or skewer comes out almost clean.
  • While the loaves bake, prepare the syrup.
  • When loaves are done, cool for 10 minutes on baking racks, then turn them out of their pans and set back on the racks. Place the racks over parchment paper or a baking sheet and brush generously all over (bottoms, tops, and sides) with the Vanilla Syrup. Brush a couple of more times as they cool. Cakes may be wrapped and frozen

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  • pinkpasta 9 years ago
    Sounds delicious Peeta!
    ^ 5!...AND thanks for the great post...
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Peeta, with three stick of butter in the recipe, this has got to be a rich cake. And it sounds so good. I keep a huge container of vanilla sugar so I'm going to use that in the syrup. This sounds like a middle eastern recipe since it uses the syrup and I love cakes with syrup! Ok, I'm making these tomorrow. And eating one for lunch! Thanks for sharing this recipe. YUMMM!
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