Lemon! One simple word, and your mouth begins to anticipate a flavor explosion! I love all things lemon! The zing of tartness, the smell of fresh grated lemon zest, and the plump bright beautiful yellows! Sigh…I always have and… I expect that I always will. Unless something drastic happens like a tastebudectomy!?? YIKES! (Yes! I know that isn’t a real word! It’s the beginning of the week. I’m being creative!) I have a feeling it is universal! This love of lemon. There are only 4.5 million flavors of lemonade, (o.k. maybe a slight exaggeration!), so I think I’m standing on some solid “lemony” ground here!
When it’s spring I just automatically want lemon desserts! It’s time to wake up those taste buds from a long winter of creamy soups, warm breads, apple pie, and pot roast! Something that will say “Hey there guys it’s us…FRUIT… and we’re baaaaack!” This lemon poppy seed bundt cake with lemon zest glaze is just the thing! Not too sour, not too sweet. Goldilocks can finally end her quest for the perfect lemon cake because… this cake is “just right”!
This recipe uses a cake mix to keep it simple! (Hooray for simple!) It is a dense cake, so it has some depth and weight to it. Like a good coffee cake. I love a moist dense cake that you can really sink your teeth into! A cake that is going to stick with you! (No! I’m not referring to your thighs or waist! We don’t do that at Norine’s Nest! No, no, no!) I mean, a slice of cake that can see you through mid-morning or late afternoon tea, until lunch or dinner!
That reminds me… (time for a memory cruise)…I have an Aunt whose mother was from England. When I was about 13 our family moved out to their farm. We lived with them while he and Dad built our new home. I can still remember my Aunt having “tea” every afternoon around three. I think this lemon poppy seed bundt cake would be perfect for afternoon tea! Actually it’s perfect anytime! Don’t ya think? I also think we need to implement afternoon tea! Even if you don’t drink or like tea. I know I’d have mine with a Dr. Pepper! (Remember…judgement free zone here! Wink!) When did life get too busy to take a “time-out” for ourselves? Hmmm?
Well, there you have it. My kick off to spring! The printable recipe is below. This is a super simple yummy cake. Wishing you lemony springtime dreams and wide awake taste buds! Let me know if you try this bundt cake. What’s your favorite lemony dessert? I’d love to hear from you!