Lemon Basil Glazed Mash Potato & Date Bundt Cake

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

Two ingredients that make a moist cake, mash potatoes and applesauce.

This recipe has both. Served warm, this is such a delectable comfort food.

The glaze's basil really adds depth.

Please enjoy for dessert or a breakfast treat!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

2 1/2 c
flour
1 1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
vanilla
1/2 c
pre-creamed shortening
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
milk
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
clove
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
2 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
1 3/4 c
cinnamon applesauce
1 1/2 c
mash potato or mash potato flakes
1 Tbsp
dark molasses or honey
1 c
dates, chopped, tossed in powdered sugar or flour

GLAZE

3/4 c
water
4-5
fresh basil leaves
1/2
lemon
1 tsp
honey
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar

Step-By-Step

1In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, shortening, and sugar on high for about 3 minutes.
2Add spices, salt, lemon zest, and vanilla. Beat once more.
3Add applesauce and mash potatoes or flakes. Mix.
4Add in thirds, alternating flour and milk. Mixing in between each addition.
5Fold in dates.
6Pour into a greased bundt pan.
7Bake at 325F for about 30 minutes or until a tester pick comes out clean.
8To make glaze, place water, honey, lemon, and basil leaves in a sauce pan with a lid. Reduce by one half, then strain and refrigerate.
9Add strained liquid to powdered sugar an eighth of a teaspoon at a time until desired thickness is achieved.
10Pour over cake.
11Serve with traditional barley tea or jasmine oolong tea.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts