Grapefruit Mimosa Cake

Grapefruit Mimosa Cake! bethcakes.com
First post of 2016! Happy New Year, internet friends!

Last year I posted 10 resolutions here on the blog, but I’m not about to do that this year because I don’t know that I got any of them done. I didn’t get most of the things done in 2015 that I had hoped to, and I’ve decided that I’m not going to let 2016 be a repeat. To be very honest, 2014 and 2015…not my favorite years, although 2015 improved significantly as it went on.

But 2016 is going to be different. I’ve been in a creative funk the last couple of months, and I think I’m finally coming out of it.

Grapefruit Mimosa Cake! bethcakes.com
I’ve sort of taken the last few weeks off from blogging, aside from a couple of posts I sloppily threw up just so I could post something. But I really hate doing that, and I’m finally going to take the time to reorganize my schedule and my process.

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day, and I know you know what I’m saying. It always seems like every time I get a great idea or project for the blog, I can’t find the time to follow through with it. I’ve been struggling with the idea of cutting some other things out of my life, but I think it will be worth it if it means I can get rid of all the mess and make room for all the creative stuff.

This makes sense, right?

😀

Grapefruit Mimosa Cake! bethcakes.com
So, here’s to the new year. And we’re starting it out with brunch! Because in 2016, it’s totally acceptable for brunch to involve cake, especially when it’s got champagne in it. And alllllll over it.

This, friends, is a Grapefruit Mimosa Cake, which is flavored with grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, and champagne. Plus champagne glaze on top. It has more of a pound-cake-like texture, but it’s super moist and flavorful. It all comes together very easily, which makes it perfect for lazy day baking. (Lazy day baking = basically the only kind of baking I did in December.)

I said I wasn’t going to post any resolutions here, but I guess I kind of did anyway. 1) Make more time for blogging because it makes me happy. 2) More champagne.

Grapefruit Mimosa Cake! bethcakes.com

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Grapefruit Mimosa Cake
 
Ingredients
grapefruit mimosa cake
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp grapefruit zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup sweet champagne

champagne glaze
  • ¼ cup champagne
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
Instructions
grapefruit mimosa cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F and spray a bundt cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream butter on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar and mix until fluffy. Next, add lemon extract and grapefruit zest; mix well. With mixer running, add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each.
  4. Add half of flour and all of the grape fruit juice; mix until just combined. Add remaining half of flour and all of the champagne. Mix until ingredients are completely incorporated.
  5. Immediately pour batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan and then invert on a wire rack to cool completely.
champagne glaze
  1. Add champagne to a bowl and gradually whisk in powdered sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake and serve!

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