Here’s a gorgey Bundt Cake recipe for your sweetooth!
I pulled out all the stops this week for you my lovelies, and decided to tackle a proper ‘Bundt’ cake, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint! It’s the perfect teatime treat and goes great with a cuppa, IMHO (in my honest opinion)! This Bundt cake recipe has an authentic honey taste that is actually noticeable, along with a hint of lemon, so as to not lose that intoxicating honey taste, but enough to keep it flavourful and bright. This isn’t your boring, everyday “I’ve had this bundt cake a billion times” affair, it’s something quaint, delicious and is not crazy crazy sweet, if your looking for something just that little bit different but isn’t at all, fussy. Give this Honey Lemon Bundt Cake recipe a try!
With Spring just around the corner, this bundt cake is a perfect addition to your repertoire, and pays homage to days of yore, (fun fact: Honey cakes, go way back, throughout history, darlings!) but this baby is modern enough to please today’s tastes. Also, for you busy bees out there, yes pun intended, the Sugar Lemon Glaze that adorns this beauty looks difficult but is a cinch to make, you’re very welcome! Because you can’t have a Bundt cake without a pretty icing, now can you?😘
Also, don’t forget to stay to the end for your lovingly prepared, complimentary Tarot Reading for your weekly endeavours! Mwa!🔮💋
Honey Lemon Bundt Cake with Sugar Lemon Glaze
Cooktime: 60-75 mins
Description: A delightfully golden bundt teacake, bursting with an enchanting honey flavour and a sunny fresh pop of lemon brightness,this cake is the perfect teatime treat!
Ingredients and Equipment
Honey Lemon Bundt Cake
• 3 cups (426g) all-purpose flour
• 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
• 1 Teaspoon premium Sea Salt
• ¾ Teaspoon ground Cinnamon
• ¼ Teaspoon grated Nutmeg
• 339g unsalted butter, room temperature
• 1½ cups (297g) Granulated Sugar
• ¼ cup (50g) packed Brown Sugar
• 1 cup premium honey
• 5 large eggs, room temperature
• 1 Teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
• 3 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
• Zest of 1 Lemon, grated
• 1 cup Buttermilk
• 12 cup capacity Bundt Cake pan
• Baking Tray
• Cooling Rack
• Baking Spray
• Large Mixing Bowl
• Medium Mixing Bowl
• A Whisk
• Stand Mixer/or Hand-held Mixer
Sugar Lemon Glaze
(Makes 1 Cup)
• 2¼ cups (280g) Confectioners’/Icing Sugar
• ¼ cup full cream milk, room temperature
• 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
• Medium Mixing Bowl
• A Whisk
• Large Spoon to Decorate with
Making the Honey Lemon Bundt Cake and Glaze
1. Adjust your oven rack to the lower middle position. Preheat the oven to 163°C (325°F). Grease/or spray and flour a 10-inch Tube pan or a 12-cup Bundt pan. Tap out excess flour.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the granulated and brown sugars and beat on medium until light and fluffy, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Add the honey and mix on medium until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat on medium speed until incorporated, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, after each addition. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and mix on low to combine. Add the lemon zest to the batter and mix again on low, until combined.
5. Finally add the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined. Slowly add the buttermilk and mix on low until all ingredients are just incorporated.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt (or tube) pan and use a spatula to even out the top. Place a clean baking tray on your chosen oven rack, and carefully add your bundt pan with the batter, to the middle of the baking tray. Bake 60 to 75 minutes, rotating the Bundt pan 180°, halfway through your baking time. Bake until a wooden/or metal skewer or toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
7. Transfer the bundt pan and baking tray to a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan by placing the wire rack upside down on top of the cake, then flipping the bundt pan and rack together to the right way up on your benchtop. A tap on top of the bundt pan should be enough to dislodge the cake and release it cleanly. Let the cake finish cooling on the rack. Top the cooled cake with the Sugar Lemon Glaze.
Making the Sugar Lemon Glaze
1. Place the Confectioners’ Sugar, milk and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
Whisk together vigorously until smooth. Use immediately.
2. For best results, place the baking tray underneath the cooling rack and cake to catch the excess glaze, and using a spoon, drip glaze over the surface of cake until desired coverage is achieved. Leave glaze to firm up and once set, your cake can be served.
3. Store covered in a cake container at room temperature, for up to 4 days.
Weekly General Tarot Reading
What do the cards show us for the week ahead?
1. Queen of Earth (Pentacles)
2. Messenger of Air (Swords)
3. Ace of Water (Cups)
What a lovely reading for this week, my gorgeous ones! If only all my readings went like this! Don’t worry, I will clarify, naturally! 😉 This reading couldn’t have come at a more opportunistic time, I think all of our nerves are fried over the last couple of weeks (ok, months) and we are all very frazzled and licking our wounds in the extended aftermath. Even though there has been some positives, we have had to dig deep for them and some days have been harder than others, let’s be honest here! But, this week bear with me, I do have something nice to share with you!
Our first card in this pleasant line-up is the powerful Queen of Earth (Pentacles). Court cards play a big role this week, so this could involve someone in your life that represents these qualities or the situation itself. I am gonna go out on a psychic limb on this one and say this is lending more to the situation side of things, but if this is feeling like a person heavily involved with you right now, go with that energy, too. It could even be both! This Queen represents the simple beautiful things in life, she isn’t a person of excess, everything has its purpose and its own time. She lives in the present and although she appreciates the good things in life, she is more about nurture and self-care than frivolous, over-the-top activities and an extreme lifestyle.
She’d rather handcraft her loved ones a beautiful and elegant dinner from scratch and enjoy a nightly bathe in holistic bathsalts than shell out lots of money on showy fads and the ‘next big thing’. If it’s got lasting value and purpose and offers real results, she’s interested. Otherwise, it’s not worth her time or attentions.
Therefore, this week do something that is nurturing for yourself, surround yourself with things that make you happy, but are going to be practical. Buy some nice candles, aromatherapy products, take the time to meditate- something that is self-nourishing is never a waste. And you’ll be a lot happier too, as an extra pay-off. Something that indulges the senses or gets you immersed in nature. Even buying some flowers to brighten your home will lift your environment and spirits. Slowing down, reading a good book, baking those cookies, doing simple rituals that recalibrate and rebalance are essential right now, so go on, invest in your well-being this week. You have permission!😉
The action card this week features the Messenger of Air (Swords) and represents eagerness and intellect. This Messenger (or Page) shows the ‘Student’ or ‘Initiate’ archetype, and suggests this week that you adjust your perspective to think outside the box and reignite your enthusiasm for something you may have been a bit hesitant to embark on. If you are at the beginners stage of something but have the drive to unleash it upon the world, it’s ok not to know everything before you set out on your journey, even if you lack structure and experience, you are being guided to use your visionary idealism and push forward with action now. Seek out those who may have more experience in the area you want to pursue, and follow their lead but carve your own path, too. The energy here will assist you to make that big first step and push forward, who knows you may surprise yourself! If you have been inspired to try something new and different lately, it’s time to plunge yourself into it headfirst..just let your heart guide you.
The result card of our weekly spread, is the highly desired Ace of Water (Cups), one of the lovliest cards in the whole Tarot deck to receive! All Aces are gifts, presented to us from the Universe, but these wonderful energies don’t last forever, so you have to ‘seize the moment’ when they present themselves, so I strongly suggest that you do!
The Ace of Water (Cups) offers the gift of love and everything we are passionate about. It can represent many different things, but the keywords here is emotion and new beginnings. Perhaps the blooming of a new relationship, embarking on the next joyful phase of an already established relationship, a new artistic endeavour or project, this card is about a new blissful opportunity on the horizon and the nudge of the Universe to step boldly forward into it, fully. If you were looking for a “Yes” this week, well this is it, my friends! Dare to hope, dream and pursue, the message here is bursting with positive possibilities so something great for you will be on offer this week. Keep your eyes peeled for it, and when it presents itself, don’t hesitate!
So, I’ve given you a bit to focus on this week, but it is all looking very positive! In a nutshell, if you take some time out for some self-nurturing, then explore new and exciting avenues, and heed the calling of an exciting new vision or interest, then it will be a highly positive experience for you, and might even ignite a life long passion or introduce you to amazing new people, or perhaps even strengthen your relationships. Anyway, however it might manifest, it’ll be good.💜
Until next time! Hope that helps! xx
Brightest Blessings in Crumbs and Fortunes,
PS. Have you tried any of my other recipes yet? This one below is just divine, IMHO! xx