Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

I saw this recipe Colleen posted from Deborah's Culinary Confections (not sure what the original source is...) and thought it sounded like a perfect snack to have around for the week. I changed it a little to use sugar free pudding plus adding lemon extract since they didn't have sugar free lemon pudding. I did make the glaze, but I only made half, which I thought was plenty. Norris loved this stuff--couldn't wait for it to cool so he could try it!

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
Makes 1 bundt cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
1 large plus one small SF vanilla pudding mix
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 cup water
1/2 cup applesauce
4 eggs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups blueberries
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon flour

Glaze: (this is the whole recipe; I made half)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
water, as necessary

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, stir together cake and pudding mixes. Make a well in the center of the mix and pour in water, applesauce, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape sides of bowl and beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine blueberries, sugar, and flour; toss to coat. Fold blueberries into cake batter with rubber spatula. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Carefully run a butter knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Allow to cool completely and then invert onto serving platter.
To make glaze, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add water a teaspoon at a time until glaze reaches desired consistency. Drizzle over cake.

and the man who always makes me laugh. And claims to "love bundt cake"--how can you love it any more than regular cake??--came into the living room last night to show me his new haircut he gave himself...you can't see the back that's not shaved at all yet. Hilarious!! But yes, he did finish the cut before going to school, work, or practice today. And yes, I'm sure as soon as he sees this, I will be deleting it :)