Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Citrus Glaze

A bundt tin is one of those kitchen items that you use maybe once a year.  It doesn’t nestle into any other stacked tins because it’s just so oddly shaped, and perhaps you’ve even gotten rid of one because you’ve thought, “I’m never going to use this.”  You’re probably right, although I should warn you that this cake makes that tin worth keeping.

I don’t think I’ve ever made a bundt cake before, so I went with a simple flavor profile for the cake itself.  The sour cream in this recipe makes the cake incredibly moist and just plain perfect.  I also have to say it’s quite exciting getting to flip the baked cake over to reveal the molded shape.  It’s the little things, right?

The citrus glaze I concocted for this cake is mouthwateringly good.  You could even use the glaze on other types of cakes/loaves/cookies and pair it with all kinds of flavors.

Here is the recipe in printable form.  Enjoy!

Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Citrus Glaze

Prep time: 20 minutes | Bake time: 50-60  minutes | Yields: 1 bundt cake

For the batter:

  • 9 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • Pinch of orange zest
  • Pinch of lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Grease and lightly flour a bundt tin.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Use an electric mixer to beat butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add half of beaten eggs into the mixture and beat well.  Repeat with second half of eggs.  Add vanilla extract.

Mix sifted flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl.  Stir half of it into the butter mixture with half of the sour cream.  Beat well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Spoon into the bundt pan and level batter with a spatula.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown.  Let cake cool in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Next, mix glaze ingredients in a small bowl until blended.  Pour or brush over cake immediately.

From Scissors & Sage