Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze


 
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream
Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream

I know you’re probably in the middle of Easter baking and food planning, but I just wanted to slide this in here in case you needed a quick wee weekend (or anytime) baking project. I posted a while back on IG about revamping this loaf cake to include a lemon version, which I attempted last week. After about four tweaks, I realised that it wasn’t the right base recipe to be using for a lemon loaf cake - in order to get enough lemon flavour in, I was having to up the liquid to a level that was making the cake super oily and weird. So I bailed on the ricotta idea, and went in the direction of lemon and sour cream, which is one of my fave combos.

Lemon and sour cream isn’t the first combination that comes to mind when you think of lemon, but it makes a lot of sense - the smooth flavour of the sour cream plays with the tartness of the lemon juice and lemon zest. The moisture gives the cake a beautifully tender crumb, which is enhanced by the melted butter and almond meal also in the batter. This is a quick stir together cake, which, once baked, is doused in an easy lemon syrup, which again lends more moisture and helps elevate the punchy flavour of the lemon. I then finished the whole thing with a thick lemony glaze.

I know I say this about almost everything that I make, but this is definitely going to become a firm favourite around here. One of my goals this year was to share some ‘simple’ recipes alongside the multi component ones that I often gravitate toward - recipes that can be made without a stand mixer, or without any fancy ingredients or kitchen equipment (I don’t consider a scale to be fancy, if you don’t have one already you better get on it). This cake is made with just two bowls and a whisk, meaning it is super easy to throw together, regardless of your kitchen situation. Happy loaf caking! x

A few wee tips:

  • I ran out of sour cream during one of the tests, so I subbed some full fat greek yoghurt and it worked great. Creme fraiche would also work - you just want something of a similar consistency and moisture / fat content (so no buttermilk or cream cheese etc).

  • When you line the pan for this, make sure that you have some overhang so that you have something to pull the cake out of the pan with. I like to clip down the parchment paper with some small bulldog clips while I transfer the batter to the loaf pan, but make sure that you take them off before baking - i’ve baked clips into a cake before, and it’s not super cute.

  • If you like, you can finish this with some lemon zest.

  • I like adding the syrup while the cake is still a bit warm, so that it absorbs it nicely, but wait until it is properly cooled before adding the lemon glaze, so that it does not run off the cake. The glaze will look super rough when you first put it on, but it will settle and become smooth in a minute or two.

  • I like my glaze to be quite thick - but by all means feel free to make yours a little thinner if you like. I usually start with 30g of lemon juice, mix it until fully incorporated, then add more just a little squeeze at a time. You need the glaze to be thicker than you think or it goes everywhere.

 

 

Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze

- Makes one loaf cake -

Lemon Sour Cream Cake
225g sugar
Zest of 3 lemons
290g all-purpose flour
90g almond meal (almond flour)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
135g freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 eggs
150g full fat sour cream, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Lemon Syrup
60g lemon juice
50g sugar

Lemon Glaze
200g powdered sugar, sifted
30g lemon juice, plus additional if needed (see notes) 

- PROCESS -

LEMON AND SOUR CREAM CAKE

Preheat the oven to 350°f / 180°c. Grease a one pound loaf pan, and line with a parchment paper sling. (9” x 4 1/2” x 2 3/4” is what I used. Larger will work, but do not go smaller than this or it will spill in the oven - happened to me and it’s not ideal. haha)

Place the sugar into a large bowl, then zest the lemon directly into the bowl. Using your fingers, rub the lemon zest into the sugar until incorporated. Add the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and whisk to combine.

In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, lemon juice, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla bean paste, and mix to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until completely incorporated. Finish with a rubber spatula if needed to ensure that there are no dry ingredients left on the bottom.

Transfer the mixture to the lined loaf pan, smoothing with an offset spatula or back of a spoon. Place onto a sheet pan (optional step but I like doing it just in case).

Bake the loaf cake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, checking for doneness after 50 minutes and tenting with foil if needed to stop the top of the loaf from browning excessively. Remove from the oven and allow to stand in the pan for 5-10 minutes, before brushing with the lemon syrup (recipe follows). Leave to stand for a further 5 to 10 minutes, brushing additional syrup on if it seems to be absorbing, then remove from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Using a spoon or offset spatula, spread with the glaze (recipe follows). Allow 10-15 minutes for it to set slightly before serving. Garnish with additional zest if desired. Slice thickly using a sharp bread knife.

Leftovers can be wrapped or stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

 
LEMON SYRUP

Place the lemon juice and syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine, then heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then simmer for 2 minutes to allow it to reduce slightly. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes to cool slightly.

LEMON GLAZE

In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Stir until well combined, then add more lemon juice a small squeeze at a time until you have a thick glaze (you need it to be thicker than you think so it doesn’t run). Spread onto the cake.

Lemon and Sour Cream Loaf Cake with Lemon Glaze. This stir together loaf cake has a beautifully tender crumb from the sour cream, and is brushed with a lemon syrup and finished with a lemon glaze for a perfect, punchy lemon flavour. This super easy baking project is perfect for a weekend, or for when you need a simple but delicious lemon cake recipe. #lemoncake #loafcake #lemonsourcream

Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese German Buttercream


 
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream
Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream

Can we take a quick wee sec to talk about how AMAZING sheet cakes are?! Nothing on regular layer cakes, I love them too, but sheet cakes are the perfect combo of fancy and laid back (I like to think of myself as that, dreams are free right?!). There’s no stacking required, but you can still use a fancy buttercream, and you get the best buttercream to cake ratio, in my opinion anyway. You can also frost them directly in the pan, which makes them the best for transporting. When I offer to take cake places, I often will make a sheet cake if it’s a bit more of a casual situation. I’ve had my fair share of cake disasters in an uber in the NYC summer, so a stress free transport is a huge bonus for me too. Plus, you get to live your best buttercream swooping life, which is one of my favourite things to do.

Today’s recipe is one that I am so excited to share with you - it’s a brown butter carrot sheet cake, with a vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. I’ve teamed up with my faves at Heilala Vanilla to bring it to you - their amazing vanilla bean paste is in both the cake, and in the dreamy frosting. Not only is their product great, but they are run by the most amazing people, who are doing all kinds of incredible things by injecting money into the economy and providing jobs in the Kingdom of Tonga - you can read a little more about what they do here. They control the whole process from the growing to the processing of the beans, which results in an extremely ethical, high quality, organic product. I am super proud to be partnering with them again.

I started with a pretty simple cake - a fairly standard carrot cake, but upped my game a little by replacing some of the oil with brown butter, and adding some cardamom in along with the other spices. Cakes with both butter and oil are my new fave. You get the moistness from the oil, in this case a neutral oil, but you also get the richness and flavour from the butter, giving you a total win win situation. In this case I browned the butter, which gives it the most incredible depth of flavour to the cake, and plays perfectly with the spices.

And now let’s talk about the buttercream. Ohhhh my, this buttercream. Another thing that I love about sheet cakes is that you can load them up with buttercream that might typically be too unstable to stack a cake with - like soft peaks of whipped cream, or in this case, a German buttercream with a whole load of cream cheese whipped into it. I love cream cheese frosting, but I am not a huge fan of how sweet and gritty it can be from the powdered sugar, so instead I whipped cream cheese into a vanilla bean German buttercream. If you’re new round here, German buttercream is my absolute fave. It is custard or pastry cream (same thing) based, rather than the meringue base of an Italian or Swiss, or powdered sugar base of an American buttercream. This gives it a whole dimension of flavour that the others lack - a beautiful richness, with the pastry cream cutting the butter just perfectly.

Because this cake didn’t have to stack, the buttercream was able to tolerate much more cream cheese than it usually would. The cream cheese gives it a beautiful tang, and sits so nicely with the vanilla, and against the subtle spice of the cake. It is also pillowy soft, and impossibly smooth, making it the perfect pair for the slightly denser nature of a carrot cake. I know I say this a lot about a lot of things, but this buttercream might be my favourite so far. It’s just perfect.

This cake would make the most perfect Easter baking project - I can’t wait to see you enjoy it. Happy Sheet Caking! x

A few wee tips:

  • Heilala have given me a discount code for you to use on vanilla! You can purchase it here, and the code CLOUDY20 will get you 20% off any of their products! I love the paste, the extract, and also the beans (Affiliate link).

  • Both the cake and the pastry cream need time to cool, so I like to make the pastry cream either the day before, or just before I start the cake, to give it plenty of time to cool. Putting it in a shallow dish to cool in the fridge helps too by increasing the surface area, meaning it cools a bit faster. Make sure your cream cheese and butter is also at room temp.

  • If you don’t like nuts in carrot cake, you can just leave them out!

  • If you haven’t made brown butter before, here is a great tutorial. Make sure that you allow it to cool a little before using in your recipe. I like pouring it into my stand mixer then leaving it to cool, swirling occasionally to help distribute some of the heat.

  • I took the cake out of the pan to add the buttercream, but you can absolutely frost it in the pan if you like. Frosting it in the pan is perfect for if you are transporting it, as it makes it super, super easy to carry, because the pan protects it.

 

 

Carrot Sheet Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese German Buttercream

- Makes one 9” x 13” sheet cake -

Carrot Sheet Cake
450g raw Sugar
160g neutral oil
115g butter, browned and cooled
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste
150g all-purpose flour
150g whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda.
360g carrot, grated
100g walnuts, coarsely chopped

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese German Buttercream
110g sugar
12g corn starch
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste
190g whole milk
340g unsalted butter, at room temperature
225g cream cheese, at room temperature

 

- PROCESS -

CARROT SHEET CAKE

Preheat the oven to 350°f / 180°c. Grease a 9”x13” (22x33cm) baking pan, and line with parchment paper (I like to cut a piece slightly bigger than my pan, then cut a slit in each corner which form ‘tabs’ and allow you to fold the parchment into the corners nicely).

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the raw sugar, neutral oil, cooled brown butter, and eggs, and mix on medium speed until well combined and slightly lightened in colour, 2-3 minutes. Add the Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste and mix until combined.

In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and baking soda. Add to the mixer and mix until just combined. Add the carrots and walnuts and mix on low until just combined.

Transfer to the pan, and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. 

VANILLA BEAN CREAM CHEESE GERMAN BUTTERCREAM

In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and corn starch, then add the egg, egg yolk and salt, and whisk together well. In a medium non-stick saucepan, heat the milk and Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste to just shy of a simmer. Remove from the heat.

Using one hand to whisk constantly, pour half of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture. This helps to temper the eggs and stop them from scrambling. Whisk until incorporated, and then pour the whole lot back into the saucepan. 

Heat the milk and egg mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it begins to bubble. It will thicken quickly. Once it has thickened, cook for one minute, then remove from the heat. Pour into a shallow dish or bowl of a stand mixer and press some plastic wrap over the surface to avoid a skin from forming. Refrigerate until cold. If you are in a hurry, you can speed up this process by placing the custard mixture into a bowl, and placing the bowl into an ice bath, stirring frequently.

Fit your mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip the custard mixture on medium until creamy and lump-free. Begin adding the butter, a few cubes at a time, until fully incorporated. Add in the cream cheese, and whip until smooth, then whip for a further 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Switch to the paddle attachment and beat on low for 3-4 minutes to help remove any big air bubbles.


ASSEMBLY

Carefully remove the cooled cake from the pan - I do this by turning it onto a wire rack, then using another wire rack with parchment paper on top to flip it up the right way - alternatively you can also put the buttercream on while it is still in the pan, which makes it super easy to transport.

Scrape the buttercream onto the cake, and spread using an offset spatula - swoop it on as desired.

Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or the fridge.

Brown Butter Carrot Sheet Cake is taken to the next level with a fluffy, whipped vanilla bean cream cheese german buttercream. This cake comes together super easily but is super delicious, and would make the perfect easter dessert. #brownbutter #carrotcake #sheetcake #germanbuttercream

Thank you so much to Heilala Vanilla for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own,.

Raspberry Ricotta Bundt Cake


 
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt
Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt

This cake tested me a wee bit. The funny thing about recipe testing is that you never quite know which way it is going to go - sometimes I set out to make something I assume will need tweaking and nail it first try, other times I think I can quickly bring something together, like this cake, only to have it totally fail on me a whole bunch of times (6 to be exact). I love the process so much, but it is always good to remember that sometimes the things that seem the easiest are the ones which are going to trip you up the most!

I’m always so interested in the recipe testing process, so I thought I would share a little bit of it today! I started off knowing I wanted to make a raspberry bundt cake in this party pan, and that’s all I knew. My process was:

  1. Start with a bundt version of a vanilla cake recipe of mine that used the reverse creaming method. Giant, giant fail. Cake looked fine, then collapsed in on itself. Giant mess. Abort mission.

  2. Change direction completely. Go for a pound cake style bundt. Learn that pound cakes don’t have any leavening agent in them (we don’t have them in Nz!). Possibly densest cake I’ve ever made.

  3. Figure If I add leavening agent into it, it will help lighten it up. Still super dense. Abort mission.

  4. Go in another direction - adapting a loaf cake recipe of mine. Total flop. weird cooked parts and raw parts and a strange texture on the outside (super yum as a cake, clearly not meant to be a bundt).

  5. Not quite abort mission, but change almost all the components of the loaf cake recipe, tweaking and tweaking. Comes out ok texture, but super bland and big holes on the outside.

  6. Up the moisture, switch the milk to buttermilk, bang the shit out of the pan on the counter before it bakes. Ok, but kind of bland, texture is amazing.

  7. Switch out some of the oil for butter and add in some lemon zest. Waaaay better - switching out the butter was just what I needed to do. Super happy with the outcome. Done!

And that’s how it went down! The resulting cake is, to me, perfect - it is a dense bundt cake (not pound cake dense but just the right texture), with a tender crumb from ricotta and oil, but some richness of flavour from vanilla bean and butter. I added in some almond meal to help elevate the flavour, and folded some raspberries through the batter, which I managed to get to stay very nicely distributed! I was initially going to give this a glaze, but after the final test came out as well as it did, all it really needs is a light dusting of powdered sugar.

After all those tests, the cake itself is actually super simple. It is a stir together situation - all you have to do is combine your wet ingredients (plus sugar), then whisk together your dry ingredients, add the two together, then fold in raspberries which have been dusted in a little flour to stop them sinking. It all then goes into a well sprayed bundt pan, and is baked off, before having a wee cool in the pan, then turned out and allowed to finish cooling. Bundt cakes are my favourite in that they are generally super easy to make, with the fancy details coming from the shape of the pan. This one will most definitely be on heavy rotation from now on.

A few wee tips:

  • The recipe here is by weight - if you bake by weight you won’t have to use a single measuring cup, as everything can be weighed directly into the bowl. The best.

  • I tossed the raspberries lightly with flour before incorporating them into the batter, to help prevent them from sinking.

  • I used fresh berries, but frozen would also definitely work - make sure that if they are frozen they get a good coating of the flour!

  • The trick to getting a bundt cake out cleanly comes down to a few factors. The first is a well greased pan - you can either grease and flour your pan (make sure you get in all the crevices), or you can use a baking spray with flour in it, which is my preferred method for a bundt. The second is the cooling time - 10 minutes is the sweet spot to allow the cake to pull away from the sides enough to release cleanly. Too soon and it may not hold its structure if it is too warm, and too long in the pan and you run the risk of it sticking. Set your timer for 10 as soon as the cake comes out of the oven!

  • The cake needs to be baked enough that it will not stick to the sides - make sure that a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean - I like to stick it in a few different spots just to check

  • Make sure your ingredients are nice and room temp before you bake the cake - I like to take mine out an hour or so before.

 

 

Raspberry Ricotta Bundt Cake

- Makes one Bundt Cake, 10 larger serves or 20 smaller serves -


320g sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
300g good quality ricotta, at room temperature
100g neutral oil
90g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
180g buttermilk, at room temperature
4 large eggs, at room temperature
420g all-purpose flour
80g almond meal
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
250g raspberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen do not thaw)

 

- PROCESS -

Preheat the oven to 350°f / 180°c.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Using your finger tips, rub the zest into the sugar until well incorporated.

Add the ricotta, oil, melted butter, vanilla bean paste, buttermilk, and eggs to the bowl, and whisk until well combined.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, almond meal, salt, and baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients, and mix until well combined, making sure to scrape down to the bottom of the bowl and ensure that there are not any wet spots. Mix until the batter is smooth.

Place the raspberries in the medium bowl, and gently toss with about 2 tsp of flour until coated. Add the flour coated raspberries to the mixture, holding back any excess flour that may be gathered at the bottom of the bowl. Carefully fold in using a rubber spatula, until evenly incorporated.

Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with baking spray with flour, or grease and flour well. Add the cake mixture to the bundt pan, smoothing down with a spoon or offset spatula. Tap the pan firmly about 10 times on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Place on a sheet pan.

Bake the bundt cake, on the sheet pan, for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack and allowing to cool completely.

Dust with powdered sugar and freeze dried raspberry powder to finish, if desired.

Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.

Raspberry Ricotta bundt cake - a tender vanilla bean bundt cake is accented with tart raspberries. This easy, stir together cake is the perfect texture, is simple to put together, and is perfect for feeding a crowd. #bundtcake #ricottacake #raspberrybundt