Friday, December 20, 2019

Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

I always look forward to baking with The Cake Slice Bakers. Lately though, I find myself running out of time and missing the deadline. I knew I wanted to bake our last selection from our current baking book before we move on to our new book. I found some time to squeeze my bake in and sifted through the book to find a recipe I could make without having to run to the supermarket for ingredients. I chose the Lemon Drizzle Bund Cake! 

This cake requires you make a lemon curd that is piped in between the cake batter. I was excited that finally after so many years of baking, I would finally have the task of making lemon curd. The directions seemed easy enough, and gave me the confidence that this would be easy to make. 

I followed the directions, and it seemed to have turned just fine until I had a taste test. The curd had a metallic taste to it. At first I thought it was due to pre scrubbing the pot with a steal wool, I figured I didn’t rinse it well enough. After doing a little research, I found that this is pretty common when you make lemon curd in a reactive pot. I still proceeded to use the curd in my cake. I didn’t get that oozing effect with curd when you slice the cake. I did love the texture and flavor of the cake, although you could detect the metallic taste right after I baked it. The next day it seemed to have dissipated. I can assure you this cake was devoured by the second night. I would definitely make this cake again! 

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The European Cake Cookbook by Tatyana Nesteruk. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes! Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details. The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.
December 2019 is the final month we will be baking from The European Cake Cookbook and our tradition is that we have free choice of any of the cakes in the book ~
Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake
Sirnek (Ukrainian Cheesecake)
Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake
Apple Sharlotka
Triple-Chocolate Swiss Roll
Mozart Torte
Toscaka Torte


A Day in the Life on the Farm said...

Turned out lovely Anabel. Happy Holidays.

Karen said...

My center curd disappeared too! Glad you baked this month.

Amanda said...

That's interesting about lemon curd and a reactive pan! Good to know! Your cake looks tasty--can't beat a good lemon cake :)

SusanB said...

Sorry it tasted funny, but sounds like the family really liked it!

Sandra L Garth said...

I would love to try this one also, lemon cakes are one of my favorites.