Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spiral Lemon Bundt Cake

The real star of this recipe is my new Nordic Ware bundt pan!  I've been using the same bundt pan (stoneware) for about 15 years and lately it takes an act of congress to get it out of the pan in one piece - that is without it looking like someone took a bite out of the top!  

Off to one of my favorite kitchen stores in Acton, MA with the hubby.  Look what I found, this Nordic Ware Heritage bundt pan!  I went back and forth between the traditional looking pan (that just the kind of gal I am) and this spiral pan.  It took me about 30 minutes to make a decision!  Who in their right mind looks at bundt pans for thirty minutes?  My hubby was also surprised with my choice!  He said he would have bet money on the other Nordic Ware pan!

When I tipped the pan after the cake had cooled, it literally fell out!!!  Wow, not little bite marks on the top that I had to paste back in!  I'm going back to get the traditional one - it's huge and it will feed my family!  

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I got 8 nicely sized delicious servings from this cake!  And lots of "oohs & aahs."

Two Egg Cake Recipe
½ cup butter (room temperature)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon lemon
2 eggs
2 ¼ cups flour (sifted)
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk

Cream shortening, then add sugar and vanilla.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add flour alternately with milk.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes depending on size and kind of pan used for baking.  Test with a cake tester at the 30 minute mark.  My cake took 35 minutes.

cooling on the rack
Lemon Glaze
2/3 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional)

Put the sugar in a small bowl.  Add lemon juice and rind.  Whisk together until smoothe and well blended.

Drizzle over cake and swoon!

waiting to get dressed

One Year Ago

P.S. I was in no way compensated for posting about the Nordic Ware bundt pan ~ although I'd be thrilled if they would send me their 12 cup anniversary pan!  LOL!!!


  1. Happy, happy, happy birthday; Happy, happy, happy birthday. Happy, happy, happy birthday, to YOU, to YOU, to YOU!

    I hope your day is wonderful, like you! Susan

  2. It is breathtaking! Like a laser-cut cake! I too have been known to spend quite some time choosing cookware! Have a glorious day xx

  3. Happy Birthday dear friend! I hope you have a restful and peaceful day. The cake is to die for. Not one patched area. I think I might go to Acton today and treat myself to that bundt pan.

  4. i have looked at these pans and wondered if they worked. i am sold! i will pick one up soon!

  5. Happy Birthday!

    I am loving that recipe and especially the pan!! Wow, what a pretty design!

  6. I love that bundt pan! And yes, I totally understand taking 30 minutes deciding over it, sounds just like me.
    Looks like I need to wish you a happy BIRHDAY!!
    If I knew your phone number, I would call and sing to you like Elvis, that is my talent, you know. xx

  7. Your bundt cake looks delicious and sometimes a little pondering is necessary prior to making these kinds of decisions:) ..and Happy Birthday!

  8. Yes, that would be nice if they did! Had to pin this one...don't want to forget where I saw it. Wonder what it would be like if I used my mountain Nordicware bundt pan. I visited their site and took lessons on how to get the cake out of the pan...was surprised by how little baking spray one is supposed to use among other things. Hope you get the big pan because a baker needs good equipment.

  9. Wow! Such a gorgeous cake! Love the clean sharp lines and the way the glaze works the spiral grooves! And a birthday, to boot? It surely has been an awesome weekend for you! I wish you joy!

  10. Beautiful cake. You made an excellent choice. You can still buy the other one later.

  11. did you spray the pan with baking (Pam) spray?

  12. This one looks PERFECT, and I bet it tasted just as great as it looked!

  13. Love the spiral pan Mary. What a pretty cake!

  14. we had 3 awful years of a stink bug attack. they ate everything. the first year they came, i planted like i did this year. i got next to nothing from the garden that year! plus it attracted them even more.this is why i am so excited to be back to gardening!

  15. That cake is sharp. Ohhhh it looks so good. Perfection. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I can understand completely how it would take so long to make a decision on the bundt sound just like me. I think the one you picked made a beautiful cake and I'm sure it was a delicious as it looks. :)

  17. I have been searching for the pan online and haven't found it. Does it have a pattern name? I have 2 Nordicware bundt pans, one for Christmas and one that's a flower so you can see why I need another one. LOL!

  18. found it! Heritage Bundt pan.

  19. Fantastic looking food now i feel hungry

  20. Mmmm... Mary that is the neatest cake ever. I bet it taste as delicious and cool as it looks. Thanks for sharing.

  21. that looks AMAZING! Love bundt pan cakes and love lemon; win win!!
    BH x

  22. That is a work of art! New reader! Love your blog!


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