Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lemon Bundt Cake

Cody has asked for this quite a few times since I made it...last week.  It was moist, flavorful, and delicious. I had to borrow a bundt cake pan from a friend, but since it was such a hit I am going to have to buy one of my own. Pretty soon I am going to run out of cupboard space...my little kitchen can't keep up with my addiction! I switched this recipe up here and there and combined a few recipes. It ended out as a keeper!

Lemon Bundt Cake
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3 lemons , zest grated and saved, then juiced for 3 tablespoons juice
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (15 ounces)
1  teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 large eggs , at room temperature
1 large egg yolk , at room temperature
18 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 1/4 sticks), at room temperature
2 cups sugar (14 ounces)

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12-cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Combine lemon juice mixture, vanilla, and buttermilk in medium bowl. In small bowl, gently whisk eggs and yolk to combine. In standing mixer fitted with flat beater, cream butter and sugar at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes; scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce to medium speed and add half of eggs, mixing until incorporated, about 15 seconds. Repeat with remaining eggs; scrape down bowl again. Reduce to low speed; add about one-third of flour mixture, followed by half of buttermilk mixture, mixing until just incorporated after each addition (about 5 seconds). Repeat using half of remaining flour mixture and all of remaining buttermilk mixture. Scrape bowl and add remaining flour mixture; mix at medium-low speed until batter is thoroughly combined, about 15 seconds. Remove bowl from mixer and fold batter once or twice with rubber spatula to incorporate any remaining flour. Scrape into prepared pan.

Bake until top is golden brown and wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into center comes out with no crumbs attached, 45 to 50 minutes.

3 Tbs. lemon juice
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs. lemon juice

Mix all 3 ingredients above. Pour Glaze over cake while warm.

Serves 12 to 14.
Recipe adapted from Tortatebukura’s Blog


AmandaS said...

That is a beautiful picture! Looks like a fabulous recipe :)

Krista said...

Oh, my yumm!!