My car has a glitch in the starter switch. Sometimes, in warm weather, it won't make the proper connection to engage the ignition. It hadn't happened all winter, and I had kind of forgotten about it. But, on Saturday, Madalynn and I were getting ready to leave for home after having lunch with Lindsey and her PH. It hit 90 degrees on Saturday, while we were moving Lindsey, and that did the trick for my car. It wouldn't start. It just went, "click" and nothing happened. When this had happened in the past, Maddy and I have this weird little tradition of going off and getting something to eat. By the time we would get back to the car, it would start. In this case, we had just eaten. My son-in-law tried starting it, but nothing. He and Lindsey had to be somewhere to finish taking care of the move. I assured them all would be well and Maddy and I headed over to a bundt cake shop behind where we were parked. I thought, "I will pick up a cake for tonight's dessert since Lindsey and Austin are coming over for dinner." Well, it was a cute shop and the samples that we ate were delicious. But, a full sized cake was $40! We bought a couple mini sized bundts, went back out to the car and it started. Then I went home and baked a lemon bundt cake!
I actually made 2 cakes over the weekend, because I felt the first one just wasn't lemony enough. I was only using real lemon, no extract. So, it takes quite a bit of juice and zest to get the lemon flavor to come through. The second problem was I realized that I was out of baking powder half way through the cake and I wasn't going to risk taking my car to the store, so I had to get the rise a different way. (Can you tell that I have been watching "The Great British Bake-Off" on Netflix?") So, I ended up using a couple of different recipes, here and here, and blending them together into my own version of this Lemon Bundt Cake. Both cakes were very successful, even though the first wasn't as lemony, the texture and moistness were delicious. Everyone went back for seconds! Just click on the button below for the successful recipe.
I am so happy that I purchased a new bundt cake pan a while ago. Here is a similar one. Remember the blackberry bundt cake that I made? Bundt cakes really whip up pretty quickly!
I hope you give it a try and enjoy it! Now I have to go find a part for my car!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!