Desserts From the Loveless Cafe
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- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened (not reduced-fat or whipped)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
- 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 2Grease and flour a 6 to 8-cup bundt pan and set aside.
- 3Blend the cream cheese with the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the vanilla.
- 4Scrape the bowl; add the egg and mix well. Set aside while you prepare the cake batter.
- 5Sift the flour, the 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl; whisk briefly to blend.
- 6Whisk in the oil, lemon zest, and about half of the buttermilk until smooth. This first addition will prevent lumps from forming; do not be tempted to pour in all of the liquid at once.
- 7Whisk in the remaining buttermilk, mixing only long enough to combine.
- 8Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.
- 9Dollop the cream cheese mixture over the batter, trying to center it in the pan so it doesn't reach either edge.
- 10Cover with the remaining batter.
- 11Bake for about 55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. If you check it with a toothpick or cake tester, there should be only traces of cream cheese and no loose batter.
- 12Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes; invert onto a rack to cool completely.
- 13To add the final touch, stir the lemon juice into the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cake in a random pattern.
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Nutritional Facts for Tunnel of Love Lemon Tea Cake
Serving Size: 1 (174 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 558.9
- Calories from Fat 199
- Total Fat 22.2 g
- Saturated Fat 5.5 g
- Cholesterol 48.2 mg
- Sodium 427.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 84.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 56.9 g
- Protein 6.9 g