Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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Lemon Bundt Cake drizzled with an easy Chocolate Glaze and topped with M&M’s® Easter Sundae is a great dessert for your Easter table!

Lemon Bundt Cake

What do you guys think about the daylight savings? Annoying? Required? I absolutely hate losing an hour in the spring but obviously love the extra hour we get back later in the year. The thing is that I do not understand this whole concept of day light savings. We don’t have it in India but the first time I faced this was in Scotland. I remember I was so confused that I ended up missing my morning lecture  because of all the confusion. By the time I reached the bus stop the bus had already left because apparently I was an hour late whereas my clock obviously showed the same time as yesterday! Why do they do it? What’s the point? Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really get it. I know it’s only an hour but it still bothers me. I feel like I need 2 extra cups of chai to get through this and ever since the clock went ahead this Sunday, I have been really struggling.

Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

But daylight savings or not, what can get me through any day is, yes you guessed it – a cake! And not just any cake, this Lemon Bundt Cake drizzled with a super easy chocolate glaze and topped with M&M’s® Easter Sundae can actually cheer me up any-day and anytime of the year. So what if it’s cold and raining in Seattle? I will just look at this cake and pretend that it’s spring!

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake

I have always loved lemon desserts. Whether it’s in form of a cake, pie, macaron, cheesecake or anything else, if there’s lemon involved I want it in my plate. I think the tangy lemon flavors really helps in balancing the flavors and that’s what makes lemon desserts so delicious. Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought of sharing a simple dessert with you guys, which would look great on your Easter table. Actually hubby loves lemon desserts too so I am going to bake this cake for him on Easter!

Easter Dessert Table

You guys know how much I love my desserts so to decorate my Easter table and basket I headed to Walmart over the weekend where I could find all sorts of Easter candies. I picked M&M’s® Easter Sundae which are actually being sold for a limited time and exclusively at Walmart. So don’t forget to get them before they are gone! I also picked Starburst® Original Jellybeans, Easter M&M’s® Milk Chocolate, DOVE® Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny, Skittles® Egg, DOVE® Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny, Hubba Bubba® Bubble Tape, Skittles® tube and Easter Mixed Brand Chocolates. I used M&M’s® Easter Sundae on top of my cake and used rest of the products to decorate my Easter basket and table! Click HERE for more creative recipes and inspiration for your Easter Basket!

MARS Easter Products at WalmartEaster Table-1

This lemon bundt cake comes together really quickly. I used lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest to get the real lemon flavor. Here I would like to mention that please use fresh lemon juice in this recipe. The bottled lemon juice cannot really match up to the fresh zest and juice. I always think that Bundt Cakes are showstopper desserts. They are so pretty on their own , you don’t really need to do much except maybe add a chocolate glaze and some M&M’s® on top! 😉

Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze for Easter

 

Method

In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together butter and sugar till well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and beat till well combined.

Next add vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix till combined.

Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe-Step-1

Start adding the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Add the flour in 3 parts alternating with milk and starting and ending with the flour mix.

Do not over-mix the batter once the ingredients have combined.
Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe-Step-2

Transfer batter to a greased 12 cup bundt pan. Bake at 350 F degrees for 45-50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, invert it on a serving plate.

Make the chocolate glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

Add milk and vanilla extract to form a smooth glaze. Add butter and place the bowl on top of a double boiler till butter melts.
Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe-Step-3

Pour the chocolate glaze on top of the lemon cake and decorate with M&M’s® Easter Sundae.

Easy Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

* I used salted butter in this recipe and this is a personal preference. Feel free to use unsalted butter but in that case, do add little bit of salt to your flour-mix.

* Bundt cakes can get stuck in the pan. My biggest advice will be to grease the pan like crazy! Like go all out, spray with non-stick spray to your heart’s content! Once the cake is baked, take it out of the oven, let it sit for 10 minutes and then invert it on your serving dish. If the pan was greased well, the cake would come out easily. And even if some pieces do not come out, that is fine, you can always cover them with the glaze.

I found all the products for this recipe and for my Easter basket/table at my local Walmart!

Easter Products at Walmart

Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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Serves: 10-12

Lemon Bundt Cake with a super easy Chocolate Glaze is the perfect dessert for Easter!
Ingredients
Lemon Bundt Cake
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter [2 sticks], at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¾ cup milk [I used 2%]
Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 5-6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
½ cup M&M's® Easter Sundae, for decoration
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
    2. Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat together butter and sugar till well combined. Add eggs, one at a time and beat till well combined.
    3. Next add vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix till combined.
    4. Start adding the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Add the flour in 3 parts alternating with milk and starting and ending with the flour mix.
    5. Do not over-mix the batter once the ingredients have combined.
    6. Transfer batter to a greased 12 cup bundt pan. Bake at 350 F degrees for 45-50 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, invert it on a serving plate.
    7. Make the chocolate glaze by mixing together powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
    8. Add milk and vanilla extract to form a smooth glaze. Add butter and place the bowl on top of a double boiler till butter melts.
    9. Pour the chocolate glaze on top of the lemon cake and decorate with M&M's® Easter Sundae.

    Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

    Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze Collage

    26 thoughts on “Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

    1. I am VERY anti the time change. Like, it’s stupid. We can live with an extra hour of dark for, like, a month. It’s SO not a big deal!
      But this cake is making me very happy. It’s beautiful! I love lemon, too. Makes the best bundt!

    2. I hear ya on the Daylight Savings Time thing, Manali! It’s such a weird invention…but then again, that extra hour of daylight on summer evenings is pretty darned awesome. I think a nice big slice of this Lemon Bundt Cake will help me deal with that loss of an hour of sleep. 🙂

    3. We have been struggling with the time change too..especially the kiddos but I know this cake would definitely cheer everyone up! It’s so festive and pretty – perfect for Easter!

    4. Manali, I totally dislike daylight savings. . but we just have to muddle through it. I love this cake! so fun and festive! and I am all about the Easter candy and chocolate. . and I have to say, we already have too much of it in the house! 🙂

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