Vanilla Bean cake

Vanilla Bean cake


This time, we turn simple pound cake into special one, by melting butter and heat until milk segment in the butter become brown, the smell will be nutty.


  • 130g Unsalted butter
  • 120g Cake flour
  • 120g All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 250g Granulated sugar
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 100ml Whipping cream
  • 2tbsp Dark rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift both of the flour together with baking powder and salt.
  3. Put butter in saucepan, place over low heat, heat until melt and turn to golden, milk segments will turn into brown color, and has nutty smell.
  4. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  5. Brush the pan with butter and sprinkle with flour, set aside.
  6. Put the sugar into a bowl with seeds from vanilla beans, rub them together.
  7. Put the eggs into the bowl, whisk to combine, then put the vanilla extract into the bowl.
  8. Pour the whipping cream and rum into the bowl, whisk to combine.
  9. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl, fold to combine.
  10. Fold until smooth.
  11. Pour into the prepared pan, bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the cake spring back when press lightly.