With the holidays here, the struggle to stay in shape is real. My urge to bake increases and exceed the risk of maintaining a fit lifestyle. But hey, YOLO. I discovered this lemon-ginger bundt cake recipe and had to make it. Lemon and ginger are, individually, two amazing flavors. Together, they are incredibly complementary and this bundt cake proves it. With ginger being a digestion aid, and lemons providing antiviral and immune boosting powers, I like to think of this cake as healthy.
- 1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
- 3 Cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
- 2 T finely grated lemon zest and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
- 1/3 Cup minced crystallized ginger
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
- 6 Large eggs
- 1 Cup sour cream
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a standard 12-cup bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon zest, ginger, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; mix in lemon juice.
- With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until incorporated (do not overmix). Spoon batter into prepared pan, and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Firmly tap pan on a work surface to level batter.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes (if cake browns too quickly, tent loosely with aluminum foil). Let cake cool in pan 30 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. (To store, wrap cake in plastic, and keep at room temperature, up to 3 days.) Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.