Over years of preparing breakfast for our guests, I have baked a lot of breakfast cakes. A couple of weeks ago on an upcoming cold weekend, I made a Lemon Bundt Cake and served it with Roasted Pineapple. It was a hit and the presentation was awesome. The cake can be baked in advance and kept in the freezer until you are ready to serve it. Please use a fresh pinapple, not from a can, this really makes a difference in the taste. When you reserve a guest room at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, please request this delicious starter.
Grated zest from 2 lemons
3 T. lemon juice
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. buttermilk, room temp
3 large eggs plus 1 large yolk, room temp, whisk together
2 1/4 sticks butter, room temp
2 c. sugar
Combine zest and lemon juice and set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt, set aside
Combine vanilla, buttermilk and lemon mixture
In standing mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 egg mixture, combine, then add the rest. Reduce to low speed; add about 1/3 flour mixture, followed by half of buttermilk mixture, repeat until complete. Fold batter a couple times to completely incorporate and pour into prepared bundt pan. You can use nonstick baking spray or butter and flour the pan. Bake about 45 – 50 minutes. Remove and cool cake in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Invert directly onto rack. Pour half of glaze over warm cake, cool for 1 hour, pour remaining glaze over top of cake.
2-3 T. lemon juice
1 T. buttermilk
2 c. confectioners’ sugar
Whisk together until smooth
1 whole pineapple, peeled, cored, quartered.
1/3 c. dark brown sugar
1/3 c. or more pineapple juice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
Place pineapple in 9 x 13 pan and pour over the mixture. Roast for about 30 – 45 minutes.
To serve, place a few pieces of pineapple next to a slice of cake. Add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla yogurt. Sprinkle powdered sugar and dig in.
I’ll look forward to seeing you soon,
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