Rich Lemon Cake Served with LunaGrown Marmalade
This is one delicious Lemon Bundt cake, moist and tangy. The addition of buttermilk creates a texture similar to that of homemade pound cake.
While the lemon zest gives a beautiful background note, the prize is in the sweet and tart glaze added to the top and sides while warm. The glaze soaks slightly into the cake trapping the moist flavors.
Top this off with a perfect lemon icing.
Believe us this is a wonderful balance of flavor, not too strong but definitely memorable. If you like more intense flavor remember to serve with Lemon Lavender Marmalade.
We enjoy some fresh berries with this cake, perhaps some raspberries, or blueberries. Heavy whipped cream, clotted cream or even ice cream is a nice touch.
Seize the moment and whip one up for a special occasion. Perhaps spend some time with a friend and brighten their day.
This is a beautiful, heavy cake with hints of lemon throughout. Perfect served with Lemon Marmalade, Ice Cream or Clotted Cream. Memorable for any occasion.
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Jumbo eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- finely grated rind of 2 lemons
- 1/2 Tsp vanilla
- The juice of about 2 juicy lemons
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
- pinch of salt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Beat together the butter, sugar, and salt, until combined, then until fluffy and light in color.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once all the eggs have been added, and beat briefly.
Whisk the baking powder into the flour. Add the flour mixture to the batter in three parts alternately with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour. The batter will smooth out as you add the flour. Mix until everything is well combined; the batter will look a bit rough, but shouldn't have any large lumps. Stir in the grated lemon rind and vanilla.
Thoroughly grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup Bundt pan. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, leveling it and smoothing the top with a spatula.
Bake the cake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. A pan with a dark interior will bake cake more quickly; start checking at 40 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the glaze by stirring together the lemon juice and sugar. Heat over a burner briefly, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Set the glaze aside.
Remove the cake from the oven, and carefully run a knife between cake and pan all around the edge. Place the pan upside down on a cooling rack. If the cake drops out of the pan onto the rack, remove the pan. If the cake doesn’t drop onto the rack, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then carefully lift the pan off the cake.
Brush the glaze all over the hot cake, both top and sides. Let it sink in, then brush on more glaze, continuing until all the glaze is used up.
Allow the cake to cool completely before icing.
To ice the cake: Mix the sugar and salt, then mix in 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, adding just enough additional juice to create a thick glaze, one that's just barely pourable. Drizzle it over the completely cool cake.