If you have been following my blog for some time then you know that I start planning, prepping, and celebrating the holidays earlier than most. It usually begins in August when I light my winter scented candles and start listening to Christmas music. I am in full blown Christmas prep the day after Halloween. However, once Christmas is over, I am done. As soon as the kids open their gifts, I am itching to take down the decorations. With exception of one year, I wait until the 26th.
Come the 26th I want to begin spring cleaning. The candle scents change to “clean linen” and the flavor profiles in my dessert shift to citrus. Considering we have about 10 citrus trees bursting with fruit, that’s not hard. I literally crave everything (from the cleaning products to the food) that is fresh smelling.
So it is without surprise that my first recipe of the year is this Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake. This cake is studding with lemon juice and rind in the cake, syrup, and glaze. It has the most wonderful citrus flavor and combines perfectly with the poppy seeds.
This cake is the perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee and a great way to begin ushering in longer and warmer days…at least in my opinion. Enjoy!