Tuesday, May 6, 2008

{tasty tuesdays} Kala's Ultra-Lemony Cake

THIS IS THE BEST LEMON BUNDT CAKE EVER. Truly. Make it, eat it, love it!

1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box instant lemon pudding mix
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus enough water to make 2/3 cup
1-2 tsp fresh lemon zest
4 eggs
1/2 tsp lemon extract
2/3 cup oil
GLAZE:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1-2 tsp lemon zest
1-2 tsp lemon extract
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, put dry ingredients. Place the lemon juice in a measuring cup and add enough cold water to make 2/3 cup. Add the eggs, lemon water, zest, and extract to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour in the oil and beat at medium speed for 6 minutes.
Lightly oil a bundt pan, pour in batter, and bake for 45 minutes, until cake is springy when touched.
While cake is baking, whisk together glaze ingredients in small bowl until smooth.
When cake is done, cool for 5 minutes, then invert and unmold onto serving plate. Pierce the cake all over with a toothpick. Spoon glaze evenly over cake and allow to cool completely before serving.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

OK so after book club I took that big piece home and Stephen was all "I just had pudding". So I was hungry again and ate half of it. Then this morning I got up and saw it on the counter and ate the other half. So much for Stephen enjoying some lemon cake.

Stephanie said...

oh I love lemon cake. I think you actually gave me a recipe with my bridal shower gift? Or maybe that was Jessica. I've been meaning to make it for a while though. Hmm.. Maybe this weekend

Talia said...

I think you're right, Steph, I DID give you this recipe at your shower! Obviously, I love it a lot. :)

Sarah Marie said...

Ooh! This looks so yummy and delish! I'll have to try it!

Ashley said...

mmmm I love lemon cake! I think it might be my favorite. I'll have to try this.

Susan Dritt said...

I made this cake this past weekend and it was FABULOUS!!! I'm so glad I stumbled across your recipe and I will definitely be making it again! =) Thanks for sharing your great recipe!!