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Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Syrup


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Food Network Canada is on the hunt to find the best original recipe in Canada for their new TV series ‘Recipe to Riches’. Any Canadian amateur cooks could take the chance to have their most delicious, home grown recipes turned into a staple in grocery carts across the country. Each week “home chefs” will compete, in front of a panel of celebrity judges, to have their recipe become a new President’s Choice product and get the chance to win $25,000. On the final episode, Canadians will vote for the best of the best and the overall winner will win a grand cash prize of $250,000!

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Check out the details here.

Ingredients (10-inch bundt cake):

Lemon Cake
2 3/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter, soften
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
Lemon Syrup
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.

In a large bowl,sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, whisk sour cream, lemon zest, juice and vanilla.

Beat butter and sugar together on medium speed in a bowl of a standing mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended.

Reduce the speed to low and beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by half of the sour cream mixture. Repeat with another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the remaining sour cream mixture. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just incorporated.

Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt cake pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for about 10 minutes before inverting on rack.

To make the lemon syrup, bring all the syrup ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, then let it simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until it becomes syrupy and light brown color. Brush the syrup over warm cake.


  1. That looks so fantastic! Just WOW, I can only imagine how amazing that tastes!

  2. This cake looked too good not to bake….so I baked it…and it is delicious.

    Thx for a great recipe.

  3. Woah woah woah! It is not easy to make a bundt cake and make interior look moist like that! Perfect baking!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This cake looks _perfect_. And looking at its “skin” color and its interior — I can tell it tastes perfect too. Really nicely done!

  5. Congrats on top 9 lululu :)!! What a beautiful lemon cake — i love the robust flavor of lemon zest, it’s so invigorating. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. I have some lemons sitting on the side looking at me, begging to be used as something other than a garnish. They’re getting their wish tomorrow after seeing this recipe! Thanks. :-)

  7. Congrats on Top 9 featuring! The cake is amazing!

  8. Delectable! I’m always looking for good ways to use lemons…. My neighbor has a lovely Meyer lemon tree which I’m able to pick from at any time. This looks marvelous!

  9. My husband loves lemon cake. I will try this one as well. If he loves it, it will be added to my favs.

  10. Beautiful cake. Lemon….so yummy!

  11. I have a new bundt pan that’s begging to be used. Since I love everything lemon, I think I’ll start with your recipe! Yum!

  12. Oh my… this looks so lemonlicious! I’m definitely archiving this to make in the future!

  13. Man, that looks lovely! I would so love a slice (or two) of that for breakfast right now. Would go perfectly with my coffee.

  14. Wonderful cake ! Looks soft and with lemon flavor and smell are always so good :)

  15. I have been looking for a good lemon cake and I think I may have just found it. I am so tempted to make this after dinner tonight.

  16. Oh, this cake makes me miss my nana (who makes the most amazing lemon cake in the world!) Thanks for sharing!

  17. Buzz! Loved it – Can I have a bite?!

  18. This sounds delicious…it must be so moist and tender with the cake flour and sour cream. I’d love a slice right now:)

  19. I love lemon cake. Always tastes so refreshing. Have to try this one – the lemon syrup sounds like a nice touch!

  20. thanks for the tip on the canadian contest. sounds like fun. i would like to be on one of those panels one day. i have no idea how they can assess the quality of a dish just by reading the recipe. that’s serious talent.

  21. I say this one is a winner!

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