Lemon Bundt Cake

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Viral sensation Chewbacca mom, Candace Payne, became an internet celebrity overnight last month when her hilarious self-made video of her infectious laughter from purchasing a Chewbacca mask became Facebook’s most-watched live-stream ever.  Her video has been viewed over 155 million times and has been shared over 3 million times.  Her message is loud and clear: “It’s the simple joys in life…”  She says while continuously cracking herself up.

Baking cakes has always been one of my simple joys in my life; the simpler the cake, the greater the joy. Most of the cakes I bake are made from scratch.  However, there is one cake I love to make that uses a store-bought cake mix as its base.  Doctoring cake mixes isn’t a new idea.  When done correctly the end result can be just as good as baking a cake from scratch.

Today I’m sharing with you my recipe for a Lemon Bundt Cake that is perfect in every way.  Sifting white cake mix with additional flour and a small box of instant vanilla helps this cake achieve the perfect crumb.  Mixing in plain yogurt along with a little lemon extract and fresh lemon juice adds just enough citrus flavor and tang to mask the typical cake mix taste which many people find unpleasant.  The lemon-infused glaze brightens the lemon flavor up a few notches.

This cake is a simple joy we can all use a little more of.  Enjoy!lemon-cake-slice

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