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Vanilla Ring Cake Recipe
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Vanilla Ring Cake Recipe

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Yes, the amount is correct—you add 2 tablespoons of vanilla to the batter. A friend who shared this recipe years ago loved the taste of vanilla and wanted this cake to taste just as good. I like to use Mexican vanilla in this recipe.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 466 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Combine the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Vanilla Ring Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p69

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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tanyamickey
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"This cake doesn't have much flavor. What little flavor it does have just isn't my taste. Might be better with a chocolate or strawberry glaze."

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Cam625
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Maybe it was my oven- but I baked for 55 minutes and it was way too dry- taste was ok- but will bake 5 or 10 minutes less next time"

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lissaj81
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"This was very good. The only adjustment was that I used half butter flavored shortening and half regular. I didnt have buttermilk so I mixed a cup of milk with 1 TBSP of lemon juice let sit for 5 min before using it. It came out very light and fluffy."

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beckihomecki
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"This cake is simple to make but definatly lacking in flavor. It is way too sweet and I even took out a quarter cup of the sugar. The batter mixed up so nice and fluffy and I was excited to see the results but was ultimately dissappointed. My kids who love everything I bake even said this wasn't their favorite. A simple strusel coffee cake is loads better. This cake is not worth the calories. Wont be making again."

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TexasCookie
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"Surprisingly delicious cake. Even though the recipe explains extra vanilla extract, I admit I was a bit skeptical but I followed the instructions and it was great. Also it very easy to make."

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kmc1952
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This was easy to make and my family loved it...even my husband who isn't a sweet eater!! It will be a new favorite for us!!"

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KimberlyV65
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"Very good cake; a bit on the sweet side, but then again, it is a cake! I think this could also easily be made into a lemon ring cake by substituting lemon extract for the vanilla."

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rjbyc@hotmail.com
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This cake was too dense. Didn't taste right without any salt to add depth of flavor."

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Emily_B
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"The cake was delicious and very moist. Beating the shortening and sugar well created a fluffy cake good even w/o drizzle. Tasty w/ strawberries."

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khcrivello
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Cake was very dry and had little vanilla flavor. I'm planning on tweaking the recipe and trying again before I call it quits."

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