Speculaas Bundt Cake...

 Speculaas is not entirely new to me and actually brings back very fond memories of travelling through Belgium with two of my favourite people in the world.
The  'Speculaas flavour' is becoming more and more popular and It's biscuit spread, Speculoos is even tipped off to be the next Nutella. The flavour is  based on a traditional shortcrust biscuit made around Christmas in the Netherlands and Belgium.        
The Speclaas spice I have used in this recipe is special and that's because of where it comes from, The Speculaas Spice Company.
Steven created this little taste of the Netherlands based on fond memories and old family recipes.

"The Vandotsch Speculaas is a spice mix of nine organic spices that delivers deliciously warm, sweet and spicy ‘layers’ of taste taking any simple cinnamon taste to another level. "  

It can be used in so many recipes, some of which you can actually pick up off their websites blog . I although tempted to try and bake the traditional biscuits, decided to bake a cake using this wonderful spice.




The cake
200g Butter
200g Sugar
200g Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Speculaas Spice
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 Cup icing sugar
a little milk
1/2 tsp Speculaas spice
1. Cream your butter and sugar together then add your eggs one by one, mixing between each one.
2. Mix in your dry ingredients until all combined.
3. Prepare a bundt tin and then poor in your cake mixture. Tap the tin against the counter to ake sure its even.
4.Bake in the oven at 170 until cooked through and your skewer comes out clean. About 30min. Leave to cool completely.
5. Remove cake from the tin and then prepare your icing. If I am honest when it comes to icing like this I just wing it as exact measurements can vary when it comes to 'your' favoured consistency. But once you have got your icing how you want it and its nice and dribbely...dribble over your cake in a arty way ;)
This cake is FABULOUS with a cup of tea.

This cake and spice is something I will make and use over again as its delicious and because it reminds me of travelling with friends and one of my favourite places to visit the Netherlands. Which funny enough is where I am off to in the morning...in an hour to be exact. Better get moving...
PLEASE make sure to get your hands on this delicious spice mix and of course share your recipe. Hope you all have a fabulous week and I will post more deliciousness when I am back.
you can purchase the spice here .
Recipe - mine

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