Apr
7

Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake & Giveaway

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In case you haven’t noticed yet, I have a deep love for little desserts. I’m not sure what it is about them. Maybe it’s because I can justify eating one when they are small. Or maybe it’s because I can justify eating more than one! Today, I am bringing you these mini Lemon Ginger Bundt Cakes. The original recipe makes one large bundt cake, but given my love for little desserts I decided to make this one in mini form. The cake is moist, dense and full of lemon flavor. The ginger helps elevate the flavor of the cake even more. And topped with lemon glaze it makes an impressive little spring treat. It is perfect to serve for Easter, Mother’s Day or any other springtime event.

Spring makes me feel refreshed and re-energized. In fact, despite still having to work a bit this weekend I was able to get quite a few things accomplished. I completely finished planting my spring garden, purchased two new planters for my front porch, filled them with colorful spring flowers and picked up a few organization and storage pieces at Target to work on my spring cleaning.

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card.

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Passing through the checkout line at Target, I grabbed the April issue of All You Magazine. The magazine provides inspiration for money saving recipes and tips to make meal planning easier. All You Magazine is perfect for working women and busy moms who want to save time, money and stress. As I was browsing through the April issue, I found over 127 recipes, projects and fun ideas. And on top of that, the magazine is full of money saving tips and coupons. I bookmarked a few of the recipes for weeknight meals and then made these mini Lemon Ginger Bundt Cakes.

I’m excited to hear that All You Magazine is now available nationwide. Now, I can pick up a copy of the magazine every time I pass through the checkout line at Target. In addition to Target, All You Magazine is now available at Safeway, Kroger, Meijer, and Dollar General. You can even go here to print a $1 off coupon (while supplies last).

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The recipe for Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake was included in the April issue of All You Magazine. I made a few slight modifications which are listed in the notes below.

Yields 1 10-inch bundt cake or approx. 12 mini bundt cakes

Lemon Ginger Bundt Cake
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Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) minced crystallized ginger, tossed with 2 teaspoons flour*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • For the glaze:*
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk

Instructions

  1. To make the cake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10-inch nonstick Bundt pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ground ginger, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter, sugar and zest on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add minced ginger and vanilla.
  3. Turn mixer to low speed. Add one third of flour mixture, then half of buttermilk. Repeat, ending with flour mixture.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the glaze, whisk confectioners sugar, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons buttermilk until smooth. Add more buttermilk 1 teaspoon at a time if needed. Drizzle over cake, let stand for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

I used cake flour instead of all-purpose. I omitted the crystallized ginger and added 1 teaspoon lemon juice instead, for more lemon flavor. For the glaze, I added 4 ounces cream cheese when combining the sugar and lemon juice, and used milk instead of buttermilk.CHAR(13)CHAR(10)*If using a mini bundt pan, bake cakes at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/04/07/lemon-ginger-bundt-cake/

Source: Reprinted with permission from All You Magazine, April 2014

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122 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Aimee! Lemon desserts really are the best!

  1. Kelly

    So so pretty Ashley! I am loving all these citrus treats you are making lately – totally getting me into full spring mode and mini treats are always so much cuter – pinning 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for pinning, Kelly! If you can’t tell, I’m really loving spring 🙂

  2. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    These are adorable, Ashley! (and how cute is your little pink cake stand?!!!). I could spend all day in Target, browsing their various storage/organization aisles. Actually organizing my stuff once I get home is another question, though : )

    • Ashley

      Oh, I know, Target is dangerous 🙂 So many fun things to choose from!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Taylor! I’m a little obsessed with cute food props 😉

  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    These are so pretty!! I’m all over anything lemon these days. I love how you used the bundt pans already 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Zainab! I’ve been waiting too long for these mini bundt pans so I couldn’t wait to use them!

  4. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    These bundt cakes are gorgeous, Ashley! 🙂
    I love All You magazine because it is so affordable to buy versus other magazines & is packed with lots of great recipes & ideas!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Carrie! I agree, All You magazine is affordable and provides so many great ideas to make life easier 🙂

  5. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    These are gorgeous Ashley! Lemon and ginger are so good together! Love the mini version, the cute cake stands, and All You magazine!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Heather! I don’t bake with ginger often, but it tastes great with lemon!

  6. Heather at Basilmomma

    I saw this in All You too! I will have to try it out. I made the peach jam glazed ham!

    • Ashley

      I’m definitely going to give the peach glazed ham a try too!

  7. jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled

    Ashley, these little bundt cakes are so cute! I love mini desserts, I think it’s because I can justify having two! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jenn! I always love when I can justify having two 🙂

  8. Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

    what adorable little cakes Ashley! Just love the sprinkles on top, I also love the coupons in All You 🙂

    • Ashley

      The coupons are the best 🙂

  9. jelli

    These are so pretty! You’re right, mini desserts are way cute and definitely make me feel better about eating two too! I’m in love with your pastel cake stands, Ashley. Where did you find those? I’ll have to put them on my US trip shopping list.

    • Ashley

      The green stand is from HomeGoods and the small pink stand is from Jo-Ann Fabric Stores. They were both random finds, but I love them!

  10. Meg

    These are really just too sweet — I love them!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Meg!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Cheryl! They taste even better than they look 🙂

  11. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon

    Oh my gosh, I NEED mini bundt pans! These are adorable, and I love the lemon-ginger combo!

    • Ashley

      Yes, you definitely need mini bundt pans, Anna! They are so easy to use and you don’t have to wait so long for the cake to bake, which means you can have dessert sooner 🙂

  12. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    I love the recipes in All You and they always have bright cheerful photography! These mini Bundt Cakes are so cute and your food styling is fabulous!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Christin! I agree, the recipes in All You provide the best inspiration for quick, easy and inexpensive family meals.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jessica!

  13. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Ashley! That teeny tiny cake stand is so godd*mn cute I could die! How the heck did you find that? You have the best food props.

    I love little desserts too. Probably because I don’t have to share it, and it makes me feel so fancy. Love lemon and ginger together. These would be great for easter : )

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Natalie! I am obsessed with cute food props. They are usually the most random finds. And I agree, I’m not very good about sharing 🙂

  14. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Oh, and for the giveaway – I haven’t read All You magazine before, but can’t wait to give it a try. Love their idea of money saving tips on groceries.

    • Ashley

      You should definitely check it out next time you are at Target 🙂

  15. Ashley

    I love little desserts too! There really is just something about them! And these came out stunning Ashley – I love the way the glaze looks! Hope you had a great weekend lady!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Ashley! You know, I was a little worried about the glaze because I’m not usually good at glazing bundt cakes. But, I am really happy with how they turned out.

  16. Amy B.

    Fun photos.

  17. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Ashley, these are so pretty and makes me feel like Spring is really around the corner. What a fun giveaway, too!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Gloria! I hope that spring arrives soon for you!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Lindsay!

  18. marcie

    I’m with you on small desserts — they’re so adorable in mini versions and you feel like you can eat more! 🙂 The ginger sounds like one great addition here, Ashley!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Marcie! The ginger really helps elevate the flavors in this cake.

    • Ashley

      Thanks for pinning, Claire!

  19. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    These little. Undo cakes are adorable and lemon with ginger is a delicious combination of flavors.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Norma!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Rochelle! I just love spring colors 🙂

  20. Jillian

    These look absolutely adorable, pinning!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for pinning, Jillian!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Heidi!

  21. amy guillaume linderman

    i love All You for the recipes, coupons, and money saving tips

  22. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    These are so cute Ashley! Had to come by after seeing this on IG. And what a nice giveaway – thanks for sponsoring that! I’ve never actually gotten an All You magazine, I always love how bright and colorful they are though

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Chelsea! All You definitely has the most bright and colorful pictures!

  23. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls

    These little bundts are so cute Ashley. I love lemon, and I have never even thought to pair it with ginger! They are perfect for spring. 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Lisa! The lemon and ginger combination works really well in this bundt cake!

  24. Nicole, RD

    Now, dessert doesn’t get any cuter than that! Two, please 🙂 Ohhh, make it 3 🙂

  25. Jessie C.

    I like coupons in All You.

  26. ela@GrayApron

    Adorable, just adorable…and probably tasting fantastic too. Love that flavor combo! 🙂 ela

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Ela! They taste even better than they look 🙂

  27. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    These little cakes are so cute!! I just love the sprinkles and the flavor sounds very intriguing!

  28. Kristen

    All the coupons of course!

  29. Joanne

    Everythign is definitely more adorable in mini form. And these are totally proof of that! I just want to hug them. And inhale them.

  30. Medeja

    These little cakes looks very cute and so soft.. delicious Easter treat!

  31. Allie | Baking a Moment

    These are so pretty and perfect for Spring! I love your photos, the colors are so light and cheerful. Such a lovely post and delicious recipe, Ashley! Pinning for sure 😉

  32. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    These mini bundt cakes are delightful Ashley! You did a great job on the photography too.
    I love ALL YOU magazine. Great info. Great coupons.
    Have a beautiful day!

  33. mysweetiepiepie

    I love All You Magazine because of all the great recipes and coupons.

  34. Diane

    Hi Ashley! You had me at lemon! These are so adorable and perfect for a spring dessert! I had never heard of the magazine and can’t wait to check it out!

  35. Pam

    Lemon desserts are my favorite! They look beautiful and delicious.

  36. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Oh for me mini desserts are absolutely about justifying eating more than one!!! These are INSANELY adorable. LOVE that these have ginger in them!!

  37. Danae @ reciperunner

    I also love little treats! They always looks cute and I don’t feel as guilty eating them. These little lemon ginger cakes are perfect for spring and I love the combination of those two flavors, beautiful!

  38. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    First you shared those adorable adorable coconut bites and now this! You are killing me here, Ashley! Very softly ;). I absolutely love this time of the year as well, and I wish I could say that I worked on my “garden” as well. I can’t wait to see pictures! These little individual bundt cakes are not only perfect for Easter but also for baby showers! I’m terrible at making glaze though..I don’t know what it is. I will def have to give this a try. Hope you are having a wonderful week! I’m spending about 4 hours on the road each day…this time shall pass…

  39. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    These are the cutest little cakes ever, Ashley! I love lemon treats, especially when they are in mini form. And these are perfect for Spring! Pinned.

    Have a great day, Ashley!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for pinning, Julie!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Georgia!

  40. Jamie

    It is a great magazine that is an affordable price!

  41. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    These bundt cakes are perfection, Ashley. Now you’ve got me incensed to try combination of lemon and ginger. It sounds like a perfect spring combo! Your gorgeous icing and those lovely rainbow sprinkles make all the colors in these cakes POP! 😉 pinned!

    • Ashley

      You definitely need to try the lemon and ginger combination, Sarah! I even love using fresh ginger in desserts 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jessica! The icing is the best part 🙂

  42. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    these are DELIGHTFUL!! I mean what else can be said, right? seriously so adorbs and perfect for this time of year 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Christine!

  43. Chris

    I have these mini bundt pans and now I am so excited to make these for Easter. One question though…when u added the 4 oz cream cheese, did you replace the buttermilk w/the cream cheese?

    • Ashley

      Hi Chris! For the glaze, the cream cheese is in addition to the sugar, lemon juice and milk (I used milk instead of buttermilk). I mix the cream cheese in just after combining the sugar and lemon juice.

    • Ashley

      Mini desserts are the best 🙂

  44. Neiddy

    I like the money saving tips, coupons and recipes from All you

  45. Janet

    All You is an easy read and beautiful pictures! Thanks for the giveaway1

  46. Angela

    Love All You for the recipes – they always have such great kid-friendly ones
    To share.

    PS. Ashley, we’re did you find the adorable cupcakes stands? I need those for my Easter table! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Hi Angela! The green stand is from HomeGoods and the small pink stand is from Jo-Ann Fabric Stores. They were both random finds, but I love them!

      • Angela

        They’re adorable – maybe I’ll get lucky in finding them too! Thanks, Ashley.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kaylin!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Deb!

  47. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    I definitely heart all things mini, as well! I’m not sure what it is about them that does it. These little bundt cakes are ador-a-ble to the max! Love them!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Jocelyn! Mini desserts are the best 🙂

  48. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    I love the sound of these, lemon and ginger are two of my favourite flavours. I’ve never tried them together before though. I also love your cake stands, they are so pretty. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever link party. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to share this recipe and more when out party goes live tonight. Have a great weekend!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura! Heading over to check out your party!

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  50. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    These have been featured as one of favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday! Stop by tomorrow night when the party goes live, grab a button and link up. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!

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  52. Brenda Alexander

    I love all you Magazine for the great recipes and Household Tips

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