I LOVE me some lemon. I’d honestly rather eat lemon than chocolate any day so I’m always looking for lemon dessert recipes. Put lemon in a bundt cake and I’m there. You know most people say bundt cakes aren’t the prettiest of cakes but I think they’re wrong. I like the homey feel of a bundt cake. Light touches of powdered sugar on top. Drizzles of icing dripping down the sides. The slightest bit of crust in every piece. The rustic look of a piece of cake. I love it all and I think it looks so pretty. So you can imagine what I immediately thought of when I found myself with a few lemons and sour cream in my house… you’re right. A bundt cake.
Last weekend, I made some cookies for my cousin’s engagement and needed my dad to take them with him to work in the morning so he could get them to my cousin. However, the cookies weren’t dry the night before so I had to wake up around 6am to get them all packaged. Now I’m the type of person who doesn’t go back to bed when I awake up. If I’m up at 6am, I’m up for the day. So I had a bit of time on my hands and decided to bake. I was headed to Indianapolis to spend the weekend with my boyfriend’s family so I thought a bundt cake would travel well and would be a nice treat to bring with me. Boy was I right. I had to drive 4 hours with this cake next to me.. with all of that lemon sugary goodness wafting into the air it was pure torture. This cake is absolutely delicious. It has just enough lemon in it and the sour cream makes it extremely moist. If you don’t want to use sour cream try it with yogurt instead!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup fat free sour cream
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 375F. Zest lemons into a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and stir in sugar. Add lemon zest, vegetable oil and vanilla and stir until combined. Then, cut the lemons into quarters and remove the seeds. Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl and mix until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda and stir together. Then, mix in the yogurt. Spray the inside of a non-stick bundt pan with cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert on a wire wrack to continue cooling. Sprinkle with powder sugar when cool and serve.
Source: Recipe adapted from Melanie Cooks