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This Lemon Bundt Cake has just become my go to Bundt cake recipe. And the fact that it is lower in fat and sugar makes it even more delicious.
This week I have joined over 40 other bloggers for #RecipeMakeover. We will each be remaking some of our favorite recipes to make them healthier. Here's today's selection of recipes:
Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
When Allison of Triple Chocolate Kitchen told us Barlean's was a sponsor, those of us that had been involved in Choctoberfest squealed with delight. We all love their Butter Flavored Coconut Oil. I used it often in baking and one blogger mentioned it is a great dairy alternative on popcorn (mmmm!).
It gave this cake and the Red Velvet Bundt Cake I made for Choctoberfest the perfect buttery flavor without making the cake dense and heavy as many Bundt cakes can be.
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Lemon Bundt Cake
Besides using the butter flavored coconut oil, I lightened this up with Greek yogurt and sugar/sucralose blend for baking. The glaze soaks in and I thought it was delightful without icing, but you could add it or some sifted powdered sugar on top right before serving.
Lighter Lemon Bundt Cake
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups sugar or sugar substitute
- 3 Large eggs
- ¾ cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup powdered sugar or sugar substitute
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beat until fluffy.
- Combine yogurt and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture to the coconut oil/sugar/egg mixture in 3 parts alternating with 2 additions of the yogurt mixture. Mix each addition until completely incorporated before adding the next.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with no crumbs attached about 45 minutes.
- Combine glaze ingredients while cake is baking. Drizzle about ⅓ of the glaze over the top (soon to be bottom) of the bundt cake after removing from the oven.
- Invert cake onto a serving plate, drizzle remaining glaze over the cake when completely cool. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired.
Looks delicious it is so soft and fluffy. I like that you made perfect cake with coconut oil.
Love lemons and lemon cake....YUM
Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
I love this lightened up version of a lemon bundt cake! Perfect for Spring 🙂 XOXO
Thanks, Kelly. I was definitely in a spring mood when I made it.
What a lovely Lemon Bundt Cake...I just made one last week and I can admit to you that it was anything but light. I really like your #RecipeMakeover version and that it uses coconut oil. Very nice!
I could eat lemon bundt cake every week. This version makes that not quite as terrible.
I love a good lemon bundt cake and this lighter version sounds great! I bet the greek yogurt helps keep it moist!
I use yogurt in baking quite often. It does keep things moist.
This sounds heavenly!
It was! At least the piece I got to try before giving it away.
Such a beautiful cake! Lemon is always a popular flavor. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate 365 link party.
Trying it this the weekend coming up, Need to get some powdered sugar. If anyone is interested I will post an update. Btw, I have never successfully baked anything qhatsoever