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Vanilla bundt cake on a white cake stand.

Vanilla Bundt Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

5 from 1 vote
Active Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 10 g homemade cake release - or cake release spray
  • 330 g margarine or butter - if you're using butter, make sure it's soft at room temperature
  • 330 g caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 360 g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Ganache Ingredients

  • 100 g milk chocolate
  • 100 ml double cream

To decorate

  • Colourful sprinkles


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan
  • Coat your bundt tin with homemade cake release or cake release spray. I use a 3 litre bundt tin, but the mixture doesn't fully fill the tin so you could use one a little smaller.
  • Beat together the margarine/butter (330g) and caster sugar (330g) until fully combined and light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract (½ tsp) and beat in the eggs (6 large) one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully combined before adding the next one. If your mixture starts to look a little split, then beat in 1 tbsp of your flour to the mixture.
  • Add the self-raising flour (360g) and fold into the other ingredients, taking care not to knock out all of the air beaten in previously.
  • Pour your cake batter into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave the cake to cool into the tin for about 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the ganache

  • Very finely chop the milk chocolate (100g).
  • Warm the cream (100ml) until not quite boiling (don't allow it to boil). Once hot, pour the cream over the finely chopped chocolate and mix together until all of the chocolate is melted.
    Allow the ganache to cool to room temperature.


  • Pour the ganache over the top of the cake - I use a piping bag to get the drip effect, but you can simply pour it over if you prefer.
  • Add some colourful sprinkles.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.7g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 22.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Sodium: 215.9mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 24.3g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Author: Charlotte Oates