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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts