Thursday, September 1, 2016

Baked a Cake in the Middle of the Mess

Hello sweet friends!

I baked a delicious cake in the middle of our guests bedrooms and bathroom remodel, which is made my house a total mess!!... except for the kitchen 'oasis' where I'm spending most of my time and mother held the August's Rosary gathering in her home, instead of me, so 'I baked a Lemon Bliss Cake' (not that I need much of a reason to start baking cakes, hihi) for her and the ladies.

I also found me a new 'Nordic Ware Jubilee' bundt pan a couple of weeks ago and I always loved this pattern design, when I saw it on the pics of cake recipes on Pinterest.

As some friends that follow me know I love collecting pretty intricate kind of pans for baking cakes and since I 'didn't promise' not to acquire more, hehehee

Just a couple of pics I'm sharing cause it came out so pretty and so perfect !

The 'Lemon Bliss Cake' recipe is at the end of this post, if you wish.

                           HAVE A HAPPY AND BLESSED SEPTEMBER !

'Lemon Bliss Cake' on my new 'Jubilee Nordic Ware' bundt pan.

Besides coming out so pretty, it's really very yummy too.

Love my new intricate 'Jubilee' pan. It reminds me of a Beehive.

When we remodeled our entire kitchen, plus cabinets five years ago; I chose  deep pull out drawers for pots and pans and for molds, bunds, etc.
So here is the new one stored in the bundt drawer too. 
I always manage to find room for my pretty tins, lol..


Lemon Bliss Cake


  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10" tube pan, or a 9" to 10", 9- to 10-cup capacity bundt-style pan.
  2. Beat together the butter, sugar, and salt, first till combined, then till fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the baking powder, then add the flour alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour. Mix until smooth. Stir in the grated lemon rind or lemon oil.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is baking, make the glaze by stirring together the lemon juice and sugar. Set it aside.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven, and set it on a rack. After 5 minutes, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen, and turn the cake out onto a rack. Place another rack on top, and flip it over, so it's right-side-up.
  9. Poke the hot cake all over with a cake tester or toothpick.
  10. Stir the glaze to combine, and immediately brush it on the hot cake. Let it sink in, then brush on more glaze, continuing until all the glaze is used up.
  11. Allow the cake to cool before slicing.
  12.  ( 12, 13, 14, 15 IS nothing and couldn't erase it)
  13. LOVE,
  14. FABBY
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I just love this English biscuit 'tin box' our DD Alex brought for us from London. Don't you?



Snap said...

I giggled ... love that you added to your cake pan collection! I love lemon anything! Looks delicious.
Hugs ---

Linda said...

What an amazing pan for such a sweet cake!!
Your happy place is in the kitchen!! I'm sure it was delcious!!!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Your cake looks so yummy Fabby, Oh wow I love all your cake cases :)

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous bundt pan collection!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great collection! I have quite a few but never thought of it as a collection....I never use them though. You have inspired me with this yummy sounding lemon cake.

Pat Cantwell said...

Your cake looks divinely delicious!
Glad your sweet Mother was able to host during your remodel!
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Dianne said...

The cake is beautiful in that new pan. I have admired that pan before and now you made me want one. The recipe sounds delicious. Hope your remodel is going faster than ours! Dianne

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Love your Bundt drawer and the newest 'member' residing there.
That cake looks indeed picture perfect.
Sending you hugs,

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas. So glad I could pop in to see you. Beautiful cake and the shape adds so much flare.
Blessings to you always,

My Kentucky Living said...

I love to collect neat cake pans...and love this one. Great for holding pockets of icing! :-) sheila

Christine Karie said...

Beautiful cake, beautiful pan. But best of all, I'm sure it'll taste scrumptious! You're amazing. Blessings to you and all your cake munchers.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, wow you have the best cake pans! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Que bello Fabby. That cakes looks amazing and how fabulous that you are baking in the middle of your mess. I am sure it will all turn out beautiful but remodels are always messy. I have been updating our living room and dinning room for the last couple of months and it's been a ride.

Abrazos amiga,


Lori said...

Do you have any tips for bundt cakes not to stick to the inside of the pan?

Brenda Young said...

I love a good bundt, and your collection of pans. Pinning for this weekend bake session!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

This cake looks BEAUTIFUL, and I love anything lemon, but I have to say that I have only ever had one bundt pan, a cathedral style, and whatever I baked in it always stuck no matter how much greasing and flouring I did. Eventually, in a huff, I threw it away. What is your secret to keeping your cake from sticking? It is gorgeous.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your cake looks fantastic and I bet was delicious! It seems to have come out perfectly. I'm wondering with Lori, how did you get it to come out so nicely? Lots of greasing?? I hope your remodel is going well. We're getting closer to finishing up our new home and I'm SO looking forward to my deep kitchen drawers and pull-out shelves. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Fabby!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a beautiful cake. I do love lemon. That is quite the collection of cake pans Fabby. Do share your secret of a perfect cake. xo

Grantham Lynn said...

What a lovely cake to celebrate the mess! Thanks for sharing.
Come over and link at the Fall party. It's a party. Let's eat cake!

Creations By Cindy said...

Fabby, the cake looks so good! I love that pan too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love a good lemon cake and that biscuit tin is sweet indeed!

carolann said...

Oh my your a fab baker Fabby and decorator in that picture you have with the Fall veggies too in that beautiful container. I moved into an apt. So all my things are with my daughter.
As I have a very small kitchen . It was necessary I moved. I loved it here as my walking is limited.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Your new cake pan is so pretty, Fabby!! I love the Nordic Ware pans, too. :) I also love everything lemon, and this cake recipe looks delish!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, and your cake did turn out just perfect. I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!



Vel Criste said...

I didn't know you are remodelling once again Fabby, good luck with that, but LOVE the beautiful cake you made, thank you for sharing your recipe, I still have yet to start my pan collection!