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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

White Chocolate Bundt Cake

I've always been a huge fan of white chocolate. The thing I like about this recipe is that the cake itself is not overly sweet. Of course when you add the melted chocolate on top that changes. You could probably do a milk or dark chocolate drizzle on top if you wanted to change things up a bit.







White Chocolate Bundt Cake
Makes 12-14 servings
Adapted from Fifty-Two Cakes

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • extra chocolate for the top
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Sift together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Place the chocolate in a small bowl and pour the hot milk over it. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  4. In the meantime, cream together butter and sugar for about 3 minutes on medium speed or until fluffy.
  5. Add egg yolks one at a time on low speed, then add the chocolate and vanilla.
  6. Switch to a spoon. Alternate the flour mixture and yogurt, beginning and end with flour. Don't over mix. Just stir each addition until combined.
  7. Clean your mixer well and in a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. About 4 minutes or so.
  8. Fold the egg whites into the white chocolate mixture about 1/3 at a time.
  9. Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan, and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then use a knife to loosen the edges before tipping it out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Melt some chocolate and drizzle it over the top. You can use sprinkles or whatever else you like to decorate.

Comments

  1. I LOVE white chocolate! This was a great choice for the challenge!

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  2. My husband would flip for this - he loves white chocolate! Might just be the perfect Valentine's treat for him!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

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  3. I love a good white chocolate cake, this looks perfect!

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  4. this would be a double new thing to try! Lovely looking cake :) - ps I cannot comment with my wordpress ID!

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  5. Yummy! I love bundt cakes! Yours is beautiful!

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  6. What a terrific blog and a gorgeous cake! I just hadn't thought of white chocolate (weird).

    Thanks so much for coming by and seeing my chocolate cake.

    Would love if you shared at my "Beat the Winter Blues" party on Saturday.

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  7. I love white chocolate too! Where did you find that white chocolate? The Baker's packages around here don't look like that :)

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  8. Umm yes!! Totally love this idea of White Chololate Cake. I actually was looking for a recipe for this challenge, but didn't find any that were appealing. Now this on the other hand sounds perfect!!

    http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/black-magic-cake-with-pb-frosting.html

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  9. What a great idea to make a white chocolate cake! I need to think outside the box more often!!

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  10. Love that you went the white chocolate route, such a nice change from all the other recipes.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  11. Oh yum, I was hoping to see some white chocolate in this challenge. Looks fantastic.

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  12. This is a beautiful White Chocolate Cake that we would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen
    #7

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  13. Super looking cake. One of my sons adores white chocolate above anything else. He'd love this cake.

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  14. Your cake looks yummy! I love the white chocolate.

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  15. This looks delicious and makes me wish I could cut a slice right now and brew some coffee to go with it! (Thanks for visiting at A House and Yard - #80.)

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  16. I've never made a bundt cake and this looks gorgeous. I love the way the chocolate seems to run down the side of the cake - it makes me think of snow.

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  17. Oh I love the twist with the White Chocolate! great cake!!!

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  18. Doesn't that look good and with White Chocolate! Be still my heart!!! I adore Bundt Cakes!! Thanks for stopping by my post :)

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  19. Your cake looks so good!! I have never had a cake made with white chocolate in it, it sounds really good! Stopping by from CCC#45.

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  20. I'm a new follower who loves white chocolate, and this looks delicious. I feel your pain about trying to lose weight when you love to bake!

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  21. This cake is really crazy and making me crazy. I think I should save up to buy a Bundt pan.

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