How To Make Moist & Delicious Lemon Bundt Cake with Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

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How To Make Moist & Delicious Lemon Bundt Cake with Claire Saffitz | Dessert Person

One of my favorite sources for dessert inspiration is the work of several renowned pastry chefs and cookbook authors from the 1980s and ’90s. One such author is Flo Braker, whose impeccable (and impeccably written) recipes are models of the craft. One of Flo’s famous recipes is her Crystal Almond Pound Cake, so-called because the sugary glaze crystallizes into a crunchy shell around the cake. Here I apply Flo’s glazing technique to my olive oil-based Meyer lemon Bundt cake. Because incorporating too much lemon juice into the batter can weaken the structure and throw off the leavening, I add it to the glaze for extra fresh lemon flavor. The olive
oil in the glaze helps to preserve the cake and keeps it moist and delicious for an entire week.

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Butter and flour for the pan
3 cups all-purpose flour (14.2 oz / 405g)
21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon Morton kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup whole milk (8.5 oz / 240g), at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3⁄4 cup Meyer lemon juice (6 oz / 170g), divided
1 tablespoon finely grated Meyer lemon zest, from about 2 lemons
1 3⁄4 cups plus 2⁄3 cup sugar (17 oz / 483g)
4 large eggs (7 oz / 200g), at room temperature

1 1⁄3 cups plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (11.5 oz / 327g)

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