Yesterday, my friend Vicki and I were discussing the foods which we have to buy at Christmas - just because we always have. This is where the Lebkuchen bundt was born. If I could bottle the smell of this cake, I'd be a very rich lady. Spice up your life.
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
- Prepare a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch with Cake Release spray and dust with flour.
- Cream the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the extract.
- In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, spices, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
- Pour the yoghurt into a jug.
- Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yoghurt mix. Repeat this until everything is combined.
- Stir in the Lebkuchen 'flour'.
- Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
- Pour the mix into your prepared tin.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Leave the cake to cool for ten minutes before removing from the tin.
- When the cake is fully cool, mix the icing sugar with enough water to make a very runny icing. Tip over the cake and decorate with a Lebkuchen biscuit.
Where to buy this stuff:
Nordic Ware Cathedral Bundt
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