Ready in 45 minutes
Lemons are tart, brash, and aromatic. Why, then, is it so hard to capture these assertive flavors in a straightforward Bundt Cake? The secret lies in the use of lemon zest - not juice, which will lose it's tang and flavor when heated.
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For the cake: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Spray 12-cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray of 1 tablespoon flour and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Mince lemon zest to fine paste (you shold have about 2 tablespoons). Combine zest and lemon juice in small bowl; set aside to soften, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Combine lemon juice mixture, vanilla, and buttermild 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. Scrape bowl and add reamining 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.
3. Bake until top is golden brown and wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into center comes out with no crumbs attached, 45 to 50 minutes.
4. For the Glaze: While cake is baking, whick 2 tablespoons lemon juice, buttermilk, and confectioners' sugar until smooth, adding more lemon juice gradually as needed until glaze is thick but still pourable (mixture shoud leave faint trail across bottom of mixing bowl when drizzled from whisk). Cool cake in pan on wire rack set over baking sheet for 10 minutes, then invert cake directly onto rack. Pour half of glaze over warm cake and let cool for 1 hour; our remaining glaze evenly over top of cake and continue to cool to room temperature, at least 2 hours. Cut into slices and serve.
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Tash11 3 years agoDifficult recipe with all the different bowls. Too little lemon juice and zest, you need more to get the lemon taste. All in all it came out edible
Jay91604 6 years ago[I made edits to this recipe.]
townsendtom 6 years ago
hdlith 8 years agoFirst of all, this recipes lists applesauce in the ingredients, but never lists when to use the applesauce, so I added it to the wet ingredients. It is an okay recipe, but nothing fabulous.