Bundt Cakes have been popular for decades because they are super easy to make, look really pretty, and taste great. You can create bundt cakes in dozens of different flavors including red velvet and lemon.
Bundt cakes remind me of the many pot luck dinners I attended over the years. It seems as though someone always brings one of these simple cake rings to the party. They are simple to make and easy to transport so they are the perfect dessert for such an occasion.
I have to admit that I’ve not made a lot of them in my lifetime. As you might have guessed I like to make more elaborate desserts, but on occasion it is nice to keep things simple.
The lemon cake is a classic and probably the bundt cake seen at more pot lucks than any other. When I was asked to create a lemon bundt cake for Tablespoon.com, I wanted to make sure it had an intense lemon flavor so I started with a lemon cake mix, added lemon juice and lemon zest.
To really give it a boost, I even drizzled on a lemon glaze and sprinkled on more lemon zest.
A slice of this cake won’t make you pucker, but it comes close.
See the recipe, here.
If you aren’t a fan of citrus you might prefer this Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting instead.
I’ve never been a big fan of red velvet cake because most have rather dull flavor in my opinion. The cakes I’ve tasted have also been rather dry. To intensify the flavor I added chocolate pudding to the recipe and to make it super moist, I included sour cream. Both additions really helped amplify this dessert to something special.
Then I topped it off with a pretty drizzle of cream cheese frosting. It’s a classic pairing because it really works.
Check out the recipe at Tablespoon.com.