#BundtBakers: Easter

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This is my second month as a member of #BundtBakers. #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is Easter and our lovely host is Tara from Noshing with the Nolands.

My first bundt was one of my grandmother’s recipes. This month’s bundt is as well.

With a theme of Easter there wasn’t any question in my mind as to what I would make. Busia would always make her pound cake and bake it in a Lamb or Chick cake mold and it would always be decorated with jelly beans. My mom has the chick cake mold but unfortunately we haven’t been able to find the lamb. I might just have to order a Spring Lamb 3-D Cake Mold off of Amazon. The first year I made this recipe we were having a group of friends over for Easter and I thought it’d be fun to serve cupcakes, and I decorated them with jelly beans to create a cute spring landscape.

2011 Easter Cupcake Landscape

2011 Easter Cupcake Landscape

As I think is the norm for pound cake I made the recipe in a loaf pan. But I always had problems with the top cracking, and I have issues when it comes to frosting cakes so it was never pretty.

2012 Loaf Pan Pound Cake

2012 Easter Pound Cake

Given that this blogging group is called #BundtBakers, this year I used my bundt pan to make my most beautiful Easter cake yet! Because the top of the cake becomes the bottom of the cake I didn’t need to worry about frosting uneven cake. The mold of the cake pan created a beautiful smooth surface that even my novice frosting abilities could handle. I decorated the cake in “Easter egg” style striping with jelly beans.

2014 Easter Pound Bundt

2014 Easter Bundt

Easter Pound Cake

Ingredients:Original Recipe

  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 C cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cake pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat eggs and butter until smooth. Add in eggs one at a time until incorporated. Add in the sugar. Once combined add the lemon and almond extracts. Add the salt and flour in batches until batter is smooth. Pour into greased cake pan and bake 50-55 minutes, until a knife comes out clean.
  3. Allow cake to cool before frosting with cream cheese frosting. (Recipe below)

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 5 tbsp cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 – 3 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • milk, as needed

Steps:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together butter and cream cheese until combined.
  2. Add sugar a few tablespoons at a time. Also, add vanilla 1/2 tsp at at time. Once all vanilla and 3 C of sugar have been added taste the frosting. Add more sugar to taste. Only add milk if needed to balance flavors or smooth out the icing. (I used very little more than 3 C of sugar and needed no milk.)

Easter Bundt Cake

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, send an email to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com or ask to join our private Facebook group. This is a purely administrative group. All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs or on our Pinterest board.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:

Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days

Babka with Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks by Laura at The Spiced Life

Bursting-with-Berries Lemon Curd Bundt Cake by Felice at All That is Left is The Crumbs

Lemon Coconut Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious

Easter Bunny Bundt by Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Bunny Nest Carrot Mini Bundts by Stacy at Food Lust People Love

Colorful Spring Bundt Cake by Varada at Varada’s Kitchen

Mini Lemon Spring Bundts by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands

Pineapple Pale Ale Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze by Melanie at Melanie Makes

Carrot Tea Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen

Hot Cross Mini Bundts by Kelly at Passion Kneaded

Easter Egg Cake by Margaret at Tea and Scones

Lemon and Elderflower Bundt Cake by Maria at Box of Stolen Socks

Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cake by Lauren From Gate to Plate

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21 thoughts on “#BundtBakers: Easter

  1. Maria Zioga April 17, 2014 at 3:25 am Reply

    This is such a colourful cake! I love the decoration. I love that you are sharing your grandmother’s recipe with us! Happy Easter!

    • lk529 April 17, 2014 at 7:04 am Reply

      Thank you, I always enjoy making Busia’s recipes. Food is a wonderful way to be connected to those you love, even after they’re gone. 💜

  2. Jane's Adventures in Dinner April 17, 2014 at 10:58 am Reply

    My four year old would love this although I know she would sneak into the kitchen and snick all the jelly beans off the top.

    • lk529 April 18, 2014 at 6:18 am Reply

      Growing up it was always a highlight of Easter. I wish I had photos of the lamb to share too! We’d always argue about who got the head as it had extra candy for the eyes! ;)

  3. taranoland April 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

    This is such a cute cake, I want to pick off a bunch of those jelly beans and then dive right in!!

    • lk529 April 18, 2014 at 6:19 am Reply

      Thanks, Tara. And thank you for picking this theme!

  4. Stacy April 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply

    I love, love, love that this is your grandmother’s recipe and that you make it every Easter in different forms. But I think you’ve found your métier, as the French say. Bundt cakes are your thing! So glad you could join us this month. I am pretty damn sure your grandmother is proud of that cake, decorated with jellybeans. Happy Easter!

    • lk529 April 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm Reply

      Thank you. :) I don’t think I’ll make in any other form from now on.

  5. Varada April 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Very cute cake. It must be nice baking with your grandmothers recipe.

    • lk529 April 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

      Thank you. I’ve featured a few on my blog so far. :) it’s always nice to feel connected to a recipe.

  6. huntfortheverybest April 18, 2014 at 8:26 am Reply

    what a cute and festive pound cake!

  7. melanie bauer April 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I love the traditions behind your Easter cakes!

    • lk529 April 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

      I just can’t have Easter without Busia’s pound cake!

  8. Veronica McLaughlin Gantley April 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm Reply

    What a great bundt recipe and looks super tasty.

    • lk529 April 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm Reply

      The key is in the almond extract. :)

  9. Renee Dobbs April 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Bundt cakes to the rescue! What a cute way you decorated it too. The overhead shot is a real winner.

    • lk529 April 21, 2014 at 9:19 pm Reply

      Haha! Thank you. I had fun with my food styling on this one. :)

  10. Kelster April 24, 2014 at 3:03 am Reply

    I seriously struggle with frosting. Love how you decorated this.

    • lk529 April 24, 2014 at 3:05 am Reply

      Thank you. I do too. It seems like it should be so simple yet it’s not. Good thing I’m not a professional! ;)

  11. Felice/All That's Left Are The Crumbs April 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm Reply

    I love it when traditions are passed along through the generations, and I really hope the lamb mold turns up somewhere – probably in the place you last expected it. My girls would go crazy for this with that wonderful frosting and jelly beans.

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