Vanilla Coconut Bundt Cake

I love the flavour combination of vanilla and coconut, especially in a cake. When its baking it creates such a wonderfully rich tropical aroma. When you open the tin the cake is stored in it instantly releases the aroma time and time again. This bundt cake is great for family occasions or for when visitors are calling. You get a lot of slices out of one cake.




The Ingredients:

The Cake:

440g NEILL’S® Plain Flour
6 Eggs (whites and yolks separated)
400g Caster Sugar
260g Butter
260g Vanilla Yoghurt or Plain Yoghurt with 1tsp Vanilla Extract
2tsp Vanilla Extract
1tsp Bicarbonate Soda
0.25tsp Salt

The Icing:
150g Icing Sugar
3tbsp Warm Water
50g Desiccated Coconut
Recommended Equipment:
Food Mixer (Recommended Sage Appliances Scraper Mixer Pro)
Non Stick Bundt Cake Pan
Joseph Joseph Nest9 Bowls


The How-To:

Preheat oven to 170c.

Cream the butter and 300g of the sugar (keep the other 100g of the sugar aside for later) until smooth.


Beat in the egg yolks (leave the egg whites aside for later) one at a time until well combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Remove the cake mix from the mixer bowl and place into another large bowl, set this aside.

Ensure the mixer bowl and attachment are washed well and add the egg whites to the bowl.

Beat the egg whites on medium/high speed until soft peaks form.

Slowly add the remaining 100g of sugar to the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Set these egg whites aside for a few minutes.

In another large bowl sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Fold the flour into the cake batter mixture until combined.

Fold the vanilla yoghurt into the cake batter mixture until well combined.

Now fold the egg whites into the cake batter mixture but do this gently so as not to knock out too much of the air. We need this to make the cake nice and light.

Pour the cake batter mixture into the well greased bundt tin and ensure it is spread evenly around the edges.


Place in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 50-55 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 10-15 mins before attempting to turn out. Leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.

Mix up the icing by combining the icing sugar and water in a bowl. Drizzle this icing over the top of the bundt cake around the edges and allow to run down the sides. Sprinkle with coconut to get a beautiful but simple decoration. You can repeat this several times with different coloured icings if you wish.

This cake will keep for approx 1 week in an airtight container.

You’re Done!


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