Spring Baking

Ahhh...Spring is here! I've always wanted to make a bundt cake from scratch so, I did! I made a lemon bundt cake. The recipe below is adapted from Martha Stewart's cakes. This cake is quite dense and buttery but, it's refreshing like spring because of the fresh lemon zest and juice used in the cake. Yum! It'll put a spring in your step!



Bake one today and share it with your neighbors...


Here's the recipe:

Lemon Bundt Cake

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a standard 12-cup bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon zest, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; mix in lemon juice.

3. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until incorporated (do not overmix). Spoon batter into prepared pan, and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Firmly tap pan on a work surface to level batter.

4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes (if cake browns too quickly, tent loosely with aluminum foil). Let cake cool in pan 30 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

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