Last night at Supper Club we had a summertime meal and the actual dessert was a fruit salad. I decided that we might need a little bit more so I braved the heat in my kitchen from the oven and made the bundt cake...we absolutely loved it! I coated it at least 3-4 times with the lime glaze. So if you have an over abundance of basil and want to do more than pesto this is something you should try!!
Thank you to Laura for sharing this wonderful recipe on your blog!!
Lime Basil Bundt Cake (found on blog The Spiced Life)
Cake recipe very closely adapted from Kiss My Bundt; Glaze recipe by The Spiced Life
For the cake:
1/3 cup basil leaves, minced
1 1/4 cup whole milk (I used 2% by necessity)
2 1/2 cups (315 g) AP flour
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
1 T lime juice
zest of 4 limes
For the glaze:
juice from 4 limes
sugar to taste, about 1-2 cups
Mince the basil finely and then add it to the milk. Set it aside and let it steep for 10 minutes at a minimum, to let the basil oil mix with the milk.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 9 inch, 10 cup bundt pan. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
Beat the butter and lime zest in an electric mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar with the mixer on medium speed, and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes more. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Beat in the vanilla and lime juice.
Alternating ingredients, with the mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture and basil milk in 4 and 3 additions, respectively, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake for about 40 minutes, you will know the cake is ready to come out when a cake tester comes out clean or with only a few crumbs attacher, and the sides of the cake have begun to pull away from the pan. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
While the cake is cooling, make the glaze. I like a tart glaze, so I used the remaining lime juice from the 4 limes. Mix this with a cup of sugar and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Taste, and if you want it sweeter, add more sugar. Let boil for 5 minutes and then remove from the he
After inverting the cake onto a cooling rack, brush the warm cake with the warm glaze. I brushed on about 3 layers; the tart-sweet lime glaze is my favorite part so I like a good layer of it! Cool before slicing.
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“Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.”
― Judith Jones, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food