Lemon Bundt Snack Cake

I love my bundt pan.

And I love lemons.

So why no combine the two?

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Yes I’ve been on a lemon kick lately starting with the lemon ricotta pancakes I posted.

So up next we have a lemon cake.

A cake that I don’t classify as dessert but more of a snack because it doesn’t have a copious amount of chocolate.

A cake I probably ate for breakfast a time or two.

A cake that is so light and fluffy your lemon-hater-husband will even like.

A cake that you should really make today.

But make sure you have a zester on hand. Because if you don’t it’s really a pain in the butt. Of course this was the one time I couldn’t find my zester. So after 45mins of turning my kitchen upside down to try to find it, I gave in and because I was too lazy to go to the store which is 5mins away I spent the next 20mins peeling the lemons then mincing the peel as finely as possible. Not my idea of fun. So get your zester out and make this cake :)

Recipe Review:

Stars: 4.5

Comments: Lemony goodness. Easy recipe to follow. Kind of light for a bundt cake since it doesn’t need 3 sticks of butter like most. The lemon flavor is great and it doesn’t overpower your palate. It’s sweet with a little tang.

Negatives: I slightly overbaked mine (just slightly) but that was totally my mistake.

Tips: Slightly underbake your cake because it will continue to cook as it cools in the pan. Also I love the PAM spay with butter and flour for greasing my pan, bundt cakes always make me nervous that they might stick to the pan but when I use this spray they always come out beautifully. Another note, be patient and wait for you cake to cool completely before pouring the glaze. I of course was in a hurry to catch the last few mins of daylight to take the pic so the glaze got absorbed in the cake but that wasn’t necessary a bad thing if you ask me.

Will I make it again? Yes. I might add some orange and shredded coconut to change things up a little :)

Lemon Bundt Snack Cake

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • zest of 4 lemons
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of milk (I used almond)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 stick (4tbsp) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Position over rack in the lower third of the oven.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon with your fingers until fragrant. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine.
  • In a bowl whisk together the milk, egg yolks, butter, oil and vanilla.
  • Add the milk mixture and lemon juice to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • In the bowl of electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on low until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and increase speed to medium-high. While the mixer is running add the remaining sugar and beat until egg whites are shiny and stiff peaks form.
  • Add 1/3 of the egg whites to the flour batter and fold to combine. Add the remaining egg whites and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake and bake for 40-45mins or until a toothpick insterted in the middle comes out almost clean.
  • Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 10mins. Then invert the cake onto the wire rack and let cool completely before pouring the glaze.

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • zest from 1 lemon

Directions:

Whisk together all the ingredients and pour over cooled cake. Let the glaze set for 15mins before cutting.

Source: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

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Comments

  1. Reblogged this on My Meals are on Wheels.

  2. Looks great-makes me want to buy a bundt pan! I love lemon desserts.

    • I resisted buying one for the longest time since I have a million kitchen stuff and running out of storage room but I found this one on a great sale and just had to get it! I’m so glad I did I love it :)

  3. Because I love your blog, I just nominated you for the Oh So Fabulous Award:-) You can find the details on how to accept on my site:-)

  4. Sounds incredible! I also am obsessed with my bundt pan at the moment. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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