Lemon Buttermilk Cake

I was very uninspired by the internet this week.  Well, minus finding out that George Clooney’s wife is having twins.  George > Beyonce.  End of story.

But I was inspired by an excess of lemons and some leftover buttermilk in the fridge.  And with that inspiration, I baked a cake.  If there was ever a cake that deserves to be eaten at breakfast, this is it.  It’s light and bright and slightly sweet.

Does anyone else get a little anxiety when you pull a bundt cake out of the oven?  I mean, I pray to the bundt gods that it comes out beautifully while holding my breath and turning the pan.

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And I always do a little bundt dance when it comes out perfect.

This weekend is rather low-key for us.  No real plans except a precious birthday party for our favorite one year old boy on Saturday afternoon.  But the weather is going to be GORGEOUS so I see a couple of long walks in my future and perhaps an adult beverage on the back deck.  I hope you have the best weekend ever – make it a little sweeter and bake a cake!

Cheers!

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Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake

We were originally supposed to have guests in town this past weekend.  Armed with my menu and ingredients, I was going to bake a chocolate bundt cake.  Unfortunately, our guests had to cancel (although we missed them dearly).  We had already completed our shopping for the weekend, so I continued on, baking and cooking everything I had originally planned.  Including the chocolate cake.

I picked this recipe because it utilizes a few ingredients that don’t need prepping.  For example, a boxed mix is used as the base instead of sugar and flour.  When I’m cooking multiple recipes, I don’t mind a little help wherever I can get it.

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Once all the ingredients are mixed together (notice the only change I made was using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream) the cake is baked to perfection.

I’ve become obsessed with bundt cakes.  They always turn out looking pretty.

Did you know that the bundt pan was made popular in the U.S. in the ’50s and ’60s.  So retro.

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Every time I hear the word bundt cake I can’t help but think of the movie “Just Friends.”  Kat is probably the only one that understands.

Anyways, back to the cake.

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