Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake

 

Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Here is an interesting observation for you.  A lot of my Mexican friends don’t like lemony deserts. After talking with a friend last week about this same topic, I decided to ask other friends about their preference on lemony deserts. 4 out of 5 said they don’t like any desert made with lemons; key lime pie, lemon bars, lemon cake, etc.  You get the idea. We all concluded that it’s due to the fact that we put lime/lemon juice in most of our savory dishes!! Yes we correlate limes & lemons with savory foods. Not sweets.  It was actually interesting to hear I was not alone!

Not until recently I was the same way. That goes to show you that you can develop your tastes. Mr. Delish is big into lemony desserts so you may say that I had no choice but to convert. He has requested lemony dessert in the past (including this gorgeous cake) so little by little my taste buds have change to the point I really enjoy them now. I don’t like them too puckery though and the lemon flavor must be mild. I still prefer the strong lemon flavor for savory foods 😉

I think it’s one of those flavors that you either love or hate right?….How about you? What’s your preference on lemony desserts?

Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Either way I think you’ll LOVE this beautiful Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake. It’s does not have a very strong lemon flavor and I have no doubt it will fit all kinds of taste buds. It has the perfect hint of lemon to satisfy that kind of craving. But if you like a more intense flavor I would recommend you increase the lemon juice by 2 tablespoons or 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest.

Enjoy!

Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake | Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Recipe adapted from The Kitchn

Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Cook time:
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Serves: 10
Recipe adapted from [url href="http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-lemon-poppyseed-bundt-cake-recipes-from-the-kitchn-203610" target="_blank"]The Kitchn[/url] - If you like a more intense lemon flavor I would recommend you increase the lemon juice by 2 tablespoons or 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest.
Ingredients
  • [b]For the cake[/b]
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • [b]For the glaze[/b]
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. [b]Cake[/b]
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer over medium speed, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the sugar and beat until mixed well and has a fluffy consistency.
  6. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lemon seat and lemon juice, followed by the ricotta.
  7. Add in the flour mixture mixing just until incorporated.
  8. Using a spatula, fold in the poppy seeds and pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes and invert on a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes longer.
  11. [b]Glaze[/b]
  12. Combine the vanilla bean seeds with the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth.
  13. Pour over warm cake.

 

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  • 07/21/2014 - 4:40 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - Whoa, I have never met anyone who didn’t like a lemon dessert before! Buuuut I haven’t actually asked everyone either. Lucky for me, I love lemon and this cake looks perfect!ReplyCancel

    • 08/21/2014 - 11:26 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - I know right? Well, I used to be one of them so I can relate lol! Thanks Katrina!ReplyCancel

  • 07/31/2014 - 9:14 pm

    Elaine - This looks so perfect. I love the lighting on the cake. And it looks really delicious!ReplyCancel

    • 08/21/2014 - 11:27 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Thanks so much Elaine!ReplyCancel

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