Drink with Cake
Some days you feel like a drink. Some days you feel like a drink with cake. Why choose? I began with a craving for lemon cake and the desire for a drink. So, I searched the Internet for lemon cake made with buttermilk and oil. I got several hits for lemon cakes made with butter which was not helpful so I settled on a cake I found at: http://www.lordbyronskitchen.com/lemon-buttermilk-bundt-cake/ and made some changes to it.
I used 1 teaspoon of lemon extract instead of vanilla extract. I used the zest of two lemons and the juice of 1 1/2 lemons in the cake. I also increased the oil to 2/3 cup. The cake took nearly 55 minutes to bake instead of the indicated 45 and I used a silicone mold since I always have trouble getting the cake to come out perfectly from a Bundt pan. Just after the cake came out of the oven I brushed limoncello all over the top of it and waited 10 minutes before turning it out onto a rack set over waxed paper. My mold left me with a very flat, not terribly attractive cake so I just decided to put it baked side up. To be honest with you, Dear Readers, The top side of a Bundt cake is far more moist and tender than the bottom.; after all, it’s my cake and I can do what I want to do.
I then whisked to combine the juice of 1/2 a lemon with 2 tablespoons of limoncello and about 3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar. I poured it over the top of my cake. Then I poured those drippings that dripped onto the waxed paper back onto the cake. The plan is to let the cake cool completely but we’ll see how that goes...
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