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Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake

Please note, this recipe calls for both all-purpose flour and cake flour.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bundt Cake
Servings: 10
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

CAKE:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed finely grated lemon zest from 10 lemons!!
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

LEMON SYRUP

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

GLAZE AND TOPPING

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds toasted (optional but highly recommended)

Instructions

MAKE THE CAKE

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Generously coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust the pan with all-purpose flour. Sift the 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and cake flour into a medium bowl, along with the baking powder and salt.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle, use your fingers to rub the sugar with the lemon zest until the sugar resembles pale yellow wet sand. Add the canola oil and cooled butter and beat at medium speed until blended, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and lemon juice until just incorporated, about 1 minute. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the heavy cream and the dry ingredients in 3 alternating batches, starting and ending with the dry ingredients; be sure not to overbeat.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared bundt pan and use a spatula to smooth the surface. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour, rotating the pan halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

MEANWHILE, MAKE THE LEMON SYRUP

  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar with the lemon juice and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Let the lemon syrup cool slightly.
  • Invert the cake onto a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Using a long wooden skewer or toothpick, poke holes evenly all over the cake and brush on the lemon syrup. Let the cake cool completely.

THE GLAZE AND TOPPING

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the lemon juice and almond extract until smooth. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Sprinkle the almonds on top and let the glaze set, about 20 minutes.

MAKE AHEAD

  • The Bundt cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.