Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze

Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello GlazeLemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze

There have been countless moments in my kitchen that have brought me to my knees. The challenges of the kitchen are my favourite kind. And although I’ve had many failures, disasters and infamous defeats – I believe these challenges are ones that teach us important lessons & make us stronger, wiser.

Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze

The first time I attempted to make crème fraiche, it went very wrong. Ignoring the recipe, I haphazardly flew around the kitchen, going a-bit crazy with elaborate flavour additions (“should I flavour it with lavender, honey or earl grey?”), adding my own personal flourishes (“home-made buttermilk would make this SO much better!”) & processes (“I should probably stir it a few more times for good luck”)… not thinking that maybe the recipe was structured this way for a reason. I had become lost in the convoluted madness of my ability.

As expected, the resulting crème fraiche was to be inedible, though I did continue with the process… thinking “it’s fine! Its fermenting cream, it’s meant to smell rotten, split and curdle… how bad can it really taste?” Actually, it can taste very bad… as I found out later that evening. I had forgotten to think, to trust my instincts and the recipe – to feel my ingredients, to breathe and be present in the process.

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I made the crème fraiche again later on in the week, this time following the recipe exactly and taking my time to get things right. And I’m happy to recount that after sitting undisturbed on the counter for three days, the crème fraiche was as delicious, rich, creamy and dreamy as I knew it always had the potential to be. I offered up a grateful thank you to the universe, appreciative for a hard lesson in simplicity that eventually did bring about beauty.

I chose to use my dreamy home-made crème fraiche as the base for a much loved lemon cake. This cake I could make in my sleep. It’s a staple in my baking repertoire – a fail-proof recipe I can always turn to… though I only have ever used store bought crème fraiche in it before.

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Every lemon cake you’ve ever had will seem dim in comparison to this tang-y, sweet delight. Lemon and Crème Fraiche Cake is punctuated by the bright citric flavour of lemon…and has a light, fluffy and fine crumb. The cake is partnered with a zesty limoncello glaze which renders indulgence on so many levels. Garnished with a scattering of fragrant lemon thyme leaves, this simple cake is taken to a different flavour realm.

Lemon and Crème Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze is irresistible. And will leave you wanting more. The home-made crème fraiche gives the cake an upper echelon of tang-y creaminess and truly makes all the difference… though if short on time, you can make it with store bought crème fraiche or yogurt. Be prepared for urges to devour the entire cake on your own too, it is simplistic decadence taken to a whole other level.

Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello GlazeLemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello GlazeLemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze

Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze
 
Ingredients
For the crème fraiche:
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
For the lemon and crème fraiche cake:
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Grated rind from 1 small lemon
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup crème fraiche
  • 1 ¾ cups caster sugar
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. limoncello
  • Lemon thyme leaves to decorate
Instructions
For the creme fraiche:
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream and buttermilk. Cover the top of the bowl with 3 layers of cheesecloth and let the crème sit on the counter for 2 to 3 days, undisturbed. Once it has thickened and is beginning to smell slightly tangy, gently stir it then transfer the crème into an airtight container or jar and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 1 week.
For the lemon and creme fraiche cake:
  1. Pre-heat an oven to 160 C / 325 F. Grease and flour a 24 cm / 9 inch non-stick bundt tin and set aside.
  2. Place the oil, eggs, rind, vanilla bean seeds, juice, crème fraiche and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, or by hand, whisk the mixture to combine. Sift over the flour and continue to whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt tin and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the cake is golden and edges are beginning to crisp, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in its tin for 5 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
For the limoncello glaze:
  1. To make the limoncello glaze, mix to combine the sugar, juice and limoncello until smooth. Carefully spoon the glaze over the cooled cake and sprinkle with the lemon thyme. Allow the glaze to set for 10 minutes before serving.

Lemon and Creme Fraiche Cake with Limoncello Glaze

101 Comments

  • Reply Joscelyn | wifemamafoodie March 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Lemon is one of my absolute favorite flavors in the world! It’s so fresh, fragrant, and delicious! I love that you use limoncello in the glaze too. It brings back wonderful memories of the little Italian seaside villages we visited a while back. Can’t wait to try this..thanks for sharing, Thalia!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef March 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    That glaze is just enough to push that cake into the fantastic category.

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ March 8, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Yes, I can see it clear: this cake is seriously addictive. I love everything zesty and lemony, I am already in love with this recipe. Baking can be a form of art, making mistakes is definitely part of the process 🙂

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  • Reply Françoise La Prune March 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

    This looks stunning! Love your pictures and am absolutely in love with lemon cakes!!! Well done! 🙂

  • Reply Holly | Beyond Kimchee March 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Beautifull cake, Thalia! I love anything lemon and this will satisfy my lemon craving. I love the cream fraiche in the cake. Love the presentation, too.

  • Reply Traci | Vanilla And Bean March 5, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful and creative work, Thalia! And lemon, yes, it’s one of my favorites. Paired with creme fraiche makes this cake even better. I have a little bit of lemon cello left from a gift I received. I’ll be putting it to good use in this bundt. I’m afraid I just may devour this all by myself! Thank you Thalia!

  • Reply Beth March 4, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    You have gorgeous photos Thalia!! Sometimes I mess around with a recipe too much and its a flop – I hate it in the moment, but I do learn from those experiences!

  • Reply Judith Duquemin March 4, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Thalia your creativity shows in your abstract selection of ingredients. Keep that up. You are a true 21st century conceptual artist whose medium is food. They are little sculptures Thalia. Try a gallery or museum launch for your next creation. Dr Judith Duquemin. Visual Artist.

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely March 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I love that you made your own creme fraiche! This cake looks just gorgeous. Love bright lemony cakes : )

  • Reply marcie March 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Creme fraiche is one of my very favorite things, and combining it with lemon in this moist cake sounds incredible! This looks just delicious and perfect for spring. 🙂

  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter March 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Stunning cake, Thalia! Lemon cakes are my favorite and I love that you made your own creme fraiche and I can just imagine how amazing this tastes with the limoncello glaze! Just beautiful!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice March 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Another gorgeous cake, Thalia! I love the flavor combination. Sounds perfect for spring!

  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician March 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Such a gorgeous cake! And the limoncello glaze sounds divine!

  • Reply Rachelle March 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Love this! I can totally relate to thinking you can do your own thing and it turns out disasterous! LOL I’m glad your creme fraiche eventually worked out and sounds amazing in this cake!

  • Reply Liz @ Floating Kitchen March 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    This cake is gorgeous! I have the teeniest amount of homemade limoncello left over from last year and now I know EXACTLY what I’m going to do with it!

  • Reply Sarah@ Whole and Heavenly Oven March 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    What a stunning cake, Thaila! it looks like it was more than worth it to finally get right! I’ve never tried creme fraiche homemade either, but this seriously looks SO perfect I think I just might have to!

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures March 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    What a beautiful cake! Citrus always gets me in a good mood.

  • Reply Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. March 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

    What a beautiful cake, Thalia! I love the combination of lemon and creme fraiche, and I love lemon bundt cakes so this sounds perfect!

  • Reply Sugar et al. March 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I love that you did not give up and made the creme fraiche again. It sounds beautiful in the recipe. What a beautiful cake Thalia!

  • Reply Catherine March 4, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Dear Thalia, practice makes perfect, and this is perfection. What a beautiful, elegant dessert. I would love a slice with tea. You photograph your creations so beautifully. Well done my dear. xo, Catherine

  • Reply Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health March 4, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I love the story behind the creme fraiche, haha! I get that way sometimes when I bake too but even in my darkest failures and biggest triumphs, I could never come out with something this incredible. I’m dying for a piece of this!

  • Reply Donna March 4, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful bundt cake! I just bought limoncello and was thinking what recipe to make with this liquor. Limoncello glaze sounds delish!

  • Reply Chrissy March 4, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Ha- no matter how many times I tell myself that I need to make a recipe by the book the first time I make it, I often end up like you withe the creme fraiche. This looks sooo good. I’d like some now, please. Do you ship? 🙂

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron March 4, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Wow, does this cake ever look amazing? I have never had creme fraiche before, sounds like it is worth the extra time. And I am dying over your limoncello glaze, I have a bottle of limoncello in my liquor cabinet which is now calling my name 😉

  • Reply Bam's Kitchen March 4, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Spring just makes me crave lemony foods and a sweet treat to go with an afternoon tea is certainly well received in our home. I love how moist and delicious your lemon and creme friache cake is and who can resist a limoncello glaze… Sharing, of course!

  • Reply Mary | chattavore March 4, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Gorgeous! I have been seeing so many lemony things lately. It’s making me so excited for spring. This cake looks amazing!

  • Reply Liz March 4, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Such a gorgeous cake! And the creme fraiche is a wonderful touch—as is the limoncello glaze! YUM!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment March 4, 2015 at 1:47 am

    It has never even occurred to me to make homemade creme fraiche! I love that you did that, and this cake is just so, so lovely.

  • Reply Rekha March 4, 2015 at 1:10 am

    I love this cake Thaila 🙂 it looks so gorgeous and such pretty pictures! I have had my shares of disasters in the kitchen and still do 😉

  • Reply Christine March 4, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I have been wanting to making creme fraiche myself for so long! You can’t find buttermilk in the stores in China, but I’ve just had the idea to see if I can buy it online! Your cake…like all your baked goods looks simply delectable.

  • Reply Kathy @ olives & garlic March 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I made a fabulous limoncello cocktail that would go wonderfully with this beautiful cake. Love the fresh, light flavors. So pretty, as always!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    This cake is beyond stunning Thalia! Such beautiful photos… and the flavors look off the charts amazing!!! #drooling

  • Reply Shikha @ Shikha la mode March 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hahaha your kitchen disaster sounds like something I’d do when I think I’m so much better than a recipe and then it all falls apart. It happens to all of us!

  • Reply olivia giovanni March 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Your food photos are all beautiful! Definitely does not show the disasters behind it..
    I always love reading ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories about difficulties in the kitchen, something that I can relate to 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen | HapaNom March 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Your kitchen disaster has me rolling! I had a similar experience when making homemade ravioli – I knew it was all going wrong from the get-go, but I persisted. They turned out to be like hockey pucks! Glad to hear you got back in the kitchen and perfected this incredible and stunning dessert. I’m all over that limoncello glaze!

  • Reply Lu @ Super Nummy Yo! March 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I get carried away playing with new recipes too, haha 😀 Beautiful cake. I’m done with winter and so ready for bright and zesty lemon!

  • Reply Carey @ World of Pastabilities March 3, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Nothing catches my eye quicker than Limoncello! I can’t seem to shake my Italian tendencies. 🙂 This cake is so beautiful and garnished so simply. I’m not a natural baker but this has inspired me to try! Thank you!

  • Reply The Blonde Chef March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    First of all, it is quite difficult to picture you failing at anything. Especially where baking is concerned. But this cake is just SO gorgeous! I’m in love with your simple styling!

  • Reply lynsey | lynseylovesfood March 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    this looks so beautiful – the limoncello glaze sounds like heaven. definitely going on my “things to make list” xo

  • Reply Meagan @ The F&B Department March 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I love tangy, lemony cakes, and I’ve been working on my own homemade limoncello recipe. This cake is gorgeous and the flavor pairing is phenomenal! I’m happy to hear the creme fraiche turned out well. I’ve been considering making it myself. Thanks for always inspiring me!

  • Reply Gourmet Getaways March 3, 2015 at 8:47 am

    As usual, another pretty cake from Thalia! Not just the looks but the effort you put in that makes this cake really special. Thanks for sharing!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen March 3, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Thalia, if I could only count how many failures I’ve had in the kitchen… oh my! But, this cake is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply A Taste Of Madness March 3, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Wow! This cake is just gorgeous!

  • Reply mjskit March 3, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Just the word “Limoncello” gets my mouth watering. What a sexy little cake!

  • Reply Omar @ Lands & Flavors March 3, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Haha Thalia, so true. I’ve definitely had my share of kitchen disasters while trying to outsmart a recipe’s method!

    Thanks for sharing this tried and true cake recipe…it looks wonderful. I’m loving the addition of lemon thyme, too.

  • Reply Jacqueline | Go Go Go Gourmet March 3, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Hahaha, Thalia, I think we have all been there at one time or another, although that story did make me chuckle out loud. You had me at “limoncello glaze”!

  • Reply Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah March 3, 2015 at 3:06 am

    This cake is simply gorgeous! I also haven’t heard of this type of cake before, but that just makes me all the more excited to try it. I always learn something new when I visit your blog 🙂

  • Reply Michelle { A Latte Food } March 3, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Thalia, this looks absolutely divine! Your pictures are seriously gorgeous!

  • Reply Beeta @ Mon Petit Four March 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    What a gorgeous cake, Thalia! And I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you hadn’t truly been in the present moment during those infamous baking failures. Like you, I find myself most successful in the kitchen when I’m completely into what I’m doing and trusting my instincts…our instincts are so powerful! Lovely job with the cake and creme fraiche…I’ll definitely be trying your recipe! xx

  • Reply Laura March 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious. I love the thought of lemon thyme in this sweet recipe. It’s one of my favourite herbs!

  • Reply mira March 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I love bundt cakes and this one looks fantastic! Love the glaze! Great pictures!

  • Reply Shawn @ I Wash You Dry March 2, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Such a gorgeous cake, I can just imagine that beautiful lemon flavor! YUM!!

  • Reply Marissa | Pinch and Swirl March 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Home-made crème fraiche AND limoncello glaze? Oh my, Thalia. You may have created my favorite cake ever.

  • Reply Annie @Maebells March 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Just beautiful! I love the flavors you used in this dish!

  • Reply CarriesExpKtchn March 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Maybe I’m a little biased being a lover of everything lemon, but this recipe sounds amazing Thalia and what a beautiful photo.

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with christina March 2, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Mmm I lOVE anything lemon flavored! And your cake just looks SO delicious! And that limoncello glaze, it’s perfect!! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Maryanne @ the little epicurean March 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Your descriptions of this cake are so lovely. I can almost taste it from the pictures. I love the use of limoncello. I’m sure it works perfectly with that tangy lemon creme fraiche cake! 🙂

  • Reply Jen @ Baked by an Introvert March 2, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Lovely once again, Thalia! I adore the lemon flavors and that glaze sounds phenomenal!

  • Reply Christine March 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    This cake looks delicious, and as always, beautiful! Lemon is such a refreshing ingredient in baked goods. It’s unfortunate I can’t partake in the homemade creme fraiche, but I bet a similar glaze made of dairy-free ingredients would be just as good.

    P.S. Bundt cakes usually bring me to my knees in the kitchen, but practice makes perfect and now they aren’t so intimidating.

  • Reply Courtney March 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Gorgeous pictures – I would devour that cake too 🙂

  • Reply Sarah | Broma Bakery March 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I could go for a big slice right now. Lemon cakes are almost too delicious! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) March 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    This cake is absolutely fantastic!

  • Reply Rachel March 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I just want to take a slice off my computer screen to enjoy with my morning coffee!

  • Reply jonathan @ the Stiers Aesthetic March 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    GORGEOUS! Love the photography – gonna have to pin and try! 🙂

  • Reply Belinda @themoonblushbaker March 2, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Homemade?? You are the domestic goddess in Design heels!! I simply love the flavours you used here to turn normal to delightfully Unique.

  • Reply Arman @ thebigmansworld March 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

    This might jsut be the perfect recipe for me to reconsider lemon desserts! 🙂

  • Reply Gina March 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Yum, it sounds amazing, these are my favorite flavors. And how do you make everything look so dainty and pretty?? <3

    Gina
    Pink Wings

  • Reply Sofia March 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Haha I can so relate to getting overly confident in my own skills, totally ignoring a recipe and then ending up with something completely inedible – but like you say, it’s our mistakes that make us grow and become better at something. Btw this cake looks divine!

  • Reply Minna - Carefree Casualness March 2, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Hi Thalia and thanks for your comment!
    Wow your blog is stunning and lovely recipes. I will write that Matcha latte recipe also in english so you can check it out later today.

    Have a wonderful week!

    • Reply thalia March 2, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Minna, that would be great!

  • Reply Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife March 2, 2015 at 5:15 am

    This is a gorgeous looking cake. I love how you tell us how to make the creme fraiche — can’t wait to try this!! xx

  • Reply Renee @ Two in the Kitchen March 2, 2015 at 12:31 am

    You have really nailed it with this gorgeous cake Thalia!! I am a lemon lover and this cake is calling my name!! 🙂

  • Reply Malinda @countrysidecravings March 2, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Gorgeous pictures!! This cake looks so good and just makes me think happy thoughts of spring!!

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens March 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Thalia, this cake is stunning! I’ve had some pretty disastrous kitchen fails of my own, but you’re so right in saying that these failures make us wiser. All the kitchen fails I’ve had have only made me a better and smarter cook, and for that I’m extremely grateful, even if it sucked in the moment. I’m so glad the creme fraiche worked out for you- this cake sounds glorious! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂

  • Reply Maryea {happy healthy mama} March 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve definitely learned through my kitchen disasters. If we aren’t making mistakes, we aren’t growing!

  • Reply Mir March 1, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    You are very right about failures, Thalia. They do make us stronger. At the same time, I love it when I visualize a recipe, make it, and it turns out like the picture in my head. Such an adrenaline rush!
    This is sure worth the wait, though. I know you’re a perfectionist, and it pays off in recipes like this!

  • Reply sue|theviewfromgreatisland March 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Heavy cream can be transformed in so many fascinating ways, I just made homemade clotted cream with it recently and was literally blown away. Too bad it’s not a health food! I bet the homemade creme fraiche makes this cake extra good, although the lemon and limoncello must have a little to do with it, too 😉

  • Reply Charlotte March 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    OMG…. Okay lemon is my favourite flavour in the world…. this looks beautiful and simple…. I’ll have to try making this one!

  • Reply Barbara Lee March 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Thalia,
    Thank you so much for all that you do!
    You are truly an inspiration… With your baking and pictures. I just want to be in the kitchen baking when your post comes!

  • Reply Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats March 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Someone once told me baking is a science and cooking is an art and I totally believe that. You can dump and add random things while cooking but baking requires much more precision! Looks like you mastered it this time!

  • Reply Diana March 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I’m a huge fan of bundt cakes, and lemons!!! Gorgeous photos Thalia!!

  • Reply Kate March 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Oh how I love lemon cake and the addition of creme fraiche makes it sound particularly tangy and delicious!

  • Reply Karen March 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Absolutely lovely.

  • Reply Savita @ ChefDeHome March 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

    beautiful pictures, Thalia! Plus you have used few of my favorite ingredients here! I’m huge fan of Limoncello and I have some handy right now! I’m sure trying this cake very soon! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts March 1, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Thalia, gorgeous photos. I love love love your posts. Everything looks so beautiful.
    I love the idea of making your own crème fraîche! Fantastic.
    I am pinning this and sending it to my Step Mother as she loves everything with limoncello in it.

  • Reply JenniferRose @NeuroticMommy March 1, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Absolutely Amazing. Can’t wait to try this one too! Xo

  • Reply Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 1, 2015 at 6:06 am

    So gorgeous, I can nearly taste this. And the limoncello glaze is so pretty!

  • Reply elaine March 1, 2015 at 4:57 am

    SO perfect! Love the picture and arrangement. And looks so yummy!

  • Reply Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom March 1, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Thalia,
    I love your interpretation of baking and being in the kitchen. . “to feel my ingredients, to breathe and be present in the process.” and just by looking at the photos alone, I believe that no other lemon cake can compare to this one. . that’s so awesome that you made your own crème fraiche! even if it didn’t work out the first time .. so beautiful!

  • Reply Mary Ann March 1, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Thalia as usual another beautiful creation! I love bundt cakes and I know I would love the fresh lemon and vanilla bean flavors! I will definitely be trying this one soon!

  • Reply Dalila G. March 1, 2015 at 12:59 am

    My comments aren’t posting for some reason, trying again.

    What a super lemon cake Thalia, totally gorgeous!! 😀
    I LOVE any dessert or sweet with lemon in it, lemon is the best!
    Your pictures are wonderful, you always post some great ones.
    Keep at it, you do some amazing baking!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Pinned!

  • Reply Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy March 1, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Bundt cakes are my favorite! They always look so fabulous and fancy, and the prep work is minimal. I love the combination of lemon and creme fraiche, i m sure it tastes divine! 🙂

  • Reply Danelle March 1, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Just beautiful. I love lemon, and bundt cakes are my favorite kind!

  • Reply Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) March 1, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Another beautiful creation – Thalia.

  • Reply Dalila G. March 1, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Oh man, what a gorgeous lemon bundt cake Thalia!
    Anything made with lemon is aces with me, especially lemon cupcakes. 🙂
    Super pictures, you always post some awesome shots, thank you!
    I truly enjoy your blog, it’s never a let down with your yummy’s, you always make me hungry! LOL!!
    Pinned!

  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen February 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Such a beautiful bundt cake! I love lemon and creme fraiche so I know I’m gonna love this.

  • Reply Melissa Belanger February 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    This cake is beautiful. The flavors sound amazing, and I love the idea of thyme for a garnish. Also, nice work on the creme fraiche. You certainly have more patience than I do. 🙂

  • Reply Oana February 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Lovely pictures, Thalia! I love creme fraiche, buttermilk and sour cream in cakes – they are so much tenderer and have a distinctive delicate flavor. Your looks so soft and the glaze sounds like the perfect match for such a cake.

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