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simple lemon bundt cake with lemon syrup

a recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

This recipe is a truly delicious dessert for the holidays.

serves 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For simple lemon bundt cake with lemon syrup

  • cake:
  • 2 ½ cups flour - sifted
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbs. lemon zest
  • 3 tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour milk – milk plus 1 tbs. white vinegar
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • for the syrup:
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar

How To Make simple lemon bundt cake with lemon syrup

  • 1
    Cake: Preheat Oven 350 degrees: Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Let the milk sit with the vinegar for a minute or two. Gently beat the eggs; add the vanilla, lemon juice and vegetable oil to the milk and slowly add to the dry ingredients, while stirring into the batter. Butter a bundt pan and add the batter. Bake approximately 35 - 40 minutes or until the toothpick test comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes on a rack, then gently loosen the cake from the pan, turn upside down wait a minute or two until the cake gently slips out. For the Syrup: Combine the above ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat. Adjust the sweetness to your taste. Bring to a low simmer and turn the heat off. Let the mixture cool, then using a fork, gently poke the cake and drizzle the syrup over the cake. Let the cake sit for a few hours before serving. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.