Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bundtilicious


Today is National Bundt Day, which I was made aware of by Mary the Food Librarian and Bundt Queen of the food blog world. She celebrated with a thirty day blogfest called “I like Big Bundts,” posting a new Bundt cake each day – a seriously impressive feat! In addition to her 30 days of Bundts, Mary also selected this Classic Banana Bundt Cake for Tuesdays With Dorie, which we liked so much (and it’s so simple), I’ve already made a second time.



Since I enjoy Bundt cakes (not to mention music puns), I made a Bundt cake in honor of the “holiday.” My lazy side thinks Bundt cakes are really the ideal cake: since they are so pretty from being baked in ridged pans so you don’t have to fuss around with decorations and just require a simple glaze, if anything, for frosting. I wasn’t sure what kind of cake to make, but Josh’s mom called yesterday to let me know she had a lot of extra lemons from her tree. I’m not sure exactly what type of lemon they are, but they taste on the Meyer side of sweetness and are delicious, so we were happy to go pick them up to turn them into cake. Besides, lemon is a nice antidote to all the chocolate and autumnal desserts we’ve had recently. The recipe came from the Cook’s Illustrated website, but if you don’t have a subscription to their site, Google “Cook’s Illustrated Lemon Bundt Cake” and you’ll find it easily. This cake rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 3.2.

12 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Whoo Hoo! What a way to celebrate National Bundt Day! I love lemon cakes and your bundt turned out fantastic! Very Bundterrific! ;) Thanks so much for your kind words and baking along with me on this crazy adventure. - mary the food librarian

Amanda said...

How pretty! I didn't make a bundt cake for NBD, but I celebrated by buying myself a new bundt pan LOL Mine was pretty trashed so this was a good reason to get one :)

Tracey said...

Happy National Bundt Day to you! I figured since I already had 2 baking groups yesterday I probably shouldn't do a third post for Bundt Day but I've enjoyed seeing them all over the internet today. This one looks terrific - I love lemons so it's a perfect choice in my opinion :)

Jessica said...

Happy Ntl Bundt Day! I love that online subscription to CI. I just joined this fall. That bundt looks beautiful!

Nina said...

Your lemon bundt looks fantastic! *Love* the CI online subscription--will definitely look it up--beautiful job!

jillbert said...

Looks great! Gotta love how simple it is to make a nice looking, great tasting bundt cake.

pinkstripes said...

Happy National Bundt Day! Your bundt looks beautiful!

Cakelaw said...

Who knew there was a National Bundt Day? Lovely bundt you have made.

Megan said...

Bundtilicious is right!

And you should petition to have that word added to the dictionary. It's perfect!

Sarah said...

I really wanted to post something for NBD, but just didn't have a chance - plus, I have a sub-par bundt pan... This looks delicious. I love lemon cakes, though I haven't made one in a long time. This is definitely something to keep in mind!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Ooh, pretty bundt cake - it looks like you celebrated the holiday in style! If it's CI, I know it tasted great. Your rating just confirms it!

librariane said...

Great minds think alike~I also make the CI lemon bundt cake for NBCD! My lemons, however, were from the store, as we can't grow them up here...