April 20, 2021

LEMON BUTTERMILK BUNDT CAKE

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INGREDIENTS 
3 cups flour 
3 tsp baking powder 
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
200g butter softened 
21/2 cups castor sugar 
3 large eggs 
1 cup buttermilk 
1 tbsp grated lemon zest 
4 tbsp lemon juice 
1 tsp lemon essence (optional)

SYRUP 
1/3 cup water 
1/3 cup castor sugar 
2 tbsp lemon juice

GLAZE 
1 cup icing sugar 
1 tbsp lemon essence 
1 tbsp water 
1 tbsp melted butter

Glazed lemon slices for decoration (optional)

METHOD 
Preheat oven to 180 degrees 
Spray a bundt pan with cooking spay and dust with flour 
In a mixing bowl mix sift together flour, baking and salt 
In a separate bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy 
Beat in eggs one at a time 
In a small jug mix together buttermilk, lemon zest , lemon essence and lemon juice 
Mix together the flour mixture with the butter, sugar and egg mixture until combined to form a batter 
Add in the the buttermilk mixture and mix until incorporated 
Spoon the batter into a prepared bundt pan 
Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer or cake tester comes out clean 
Once cake is baked remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes 
Make the syrup by combining all ingredients the syrup ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil 
Boil for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved 
Poke the cake using a cake tester and pour the syrup over the cake 
Let the syrup soak in 
Remove cake from pan and cool on a cooling rack for an hour 
Make the glaze by combining all the glaze ingredients and mix until smooth 
Spoon the glaze over the cake and decorate with glazed lemons

Enjoy.

Credit: Chef Sipho Gourmet Recipes

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