Vanilla Syrup Cake

Vanilla Syrup Cake
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  1. 180g butter, softened
  2. 1 cup castor sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 200g almond meal
  5. 1/4 cup self raising flour
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla essence
  7. 1/4 cup milk
Vanilla Syrup
  1. 3/4 cup raw sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Place the softened butter and the sugar in a bowl and beat with electric beaters until light and creamy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  4. Add the almond meal, flour and vanilla essence and mix until combined.
  5. Fold through the milk.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin and bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool.
  8. For the syrup, place the sugar, water and Vanilla beans in a saucepan and stir until sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and allow to boil for 8 minutes until slightly thickened.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Pour 3/4 of the syrup over the cake and allow to soak in.
  11. Use the rest of the syrup when serving.
  1. Serve with thick cream or mascapone.

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