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Lemon Olive Oil Bundt Cake Recipe


3-4 lemons, zest and juice
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ¾ teaspoons sea salt
5 large eggs

2 ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ cups mild, fruity extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup plain yogurt
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F with a center rack. Prepare a 12-cup bundt cake pan with baking spray.

2. Zest and juice 3 lemons in a bowl. 1/2 cup lemon juice. Alternatively, juice the fourth lemon. Reserve 3 tablespoons for glazing.

3. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Put away. Beat the eggs on medium to high speed for 1 minute in a large bowl or stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

4. Slowly add sugar and beat until thick and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Olive oil and yogurt in a liquid measuring cup. Start and end with flour and beat just till mixed on low speed.

5. Mix in the zest/lemon juice. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to

325 F for 20 to 25 additional minutes or until a cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cover the cake with foil if it browns too much.

6. Let the dessert cool in the pan for 15 minutes on a wire cooling rack. To avoid sticking, set a timer.

7. Let the cake cool fully on the wire rack. Place the cake on a dish or stand after cooling.

8. In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, almond extract, and remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice/zest to make the glaze. Before serving, drizzle the glaze over the cake.

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