Holiday Bundt Cake
This easy cake is a showstopper during the holidays. It has a tender crumb and pairs well with fruit.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 teaspoons whole milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Confectioners' sugar, fresh peaches, blackberries and mint, optional
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the milk, lemon juice, vanilla, lemon zest and extract. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°; bake 45 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar and garnish with fruit and mint if desired.
Editor's Note: The Heritage Bundt Pan used for this cake is available at Williams-Sonoma.com.
Nutrition Facts1 piece (calculated without optional ingredients): 252 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Pound Cake Ring in Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes 2011