Crème fraîche Bundt Cake with Crème fraîche icing–A moist, buttery cake made with dreamy Crème fraîche and topped with a sweet icing made with the creamy mixture and lemon juice.
Let’s get right to this cake!
It’s creamy, moist and just all around fabulous.
First up, what is Crème fraîche?
- Crème fraîche is soured dairy product. It starts with starter culture and cream, plus, it has a higher fat content than regular sour cream. It is also a bit less tangy than sour cream.
It can be a bit costly to purchase. But, no worries! It’s easy to make homemade and you can save yourself a little cash.
Homemade Crème fraîche: In a mason jar, combine 2 cups whipping cream with 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Cover with a cheesecloth or a cotton towel with the band of the jar. Let it sit at room temperature for 24 hours. Then, remove cloth and give the mixture a stir. Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate for 24 hours. This will give you approx 1 cup.
Can I Use Sour Cream Instead?
- Yes, you can. However, your cake may have a tangier taste to it. The texture of your cake may also be different.
This cake is, yes, a bundt cake. You will need a 9-10 inch bundt pan for baking. You can find my favorite bundt pan in the recipe card. If you have trouble removing cakes from your bundt pans, I have a few tips for you. ↧↧
- Use a generous amount of non stick baking spray. You can also use a good old fashion stick of butter to grease it too or use a cooking spray with flour (affiliate link) included in.
- Make sure your cake is well cooled before attempting to remove it. Gently, take a sharp knife and run it along the edge and middle of the cake.
- Tip the cake upside down on a plate. Be sure the plate is larger than your cake. Let the cake fall naturally and if it’s still stubborn, give the bottom of your cake pan a gentle tap.
Serve with a fresh berries and extra icing..it’s delicious-
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Crème fraîche Bundt Cake with Crème fraîche Icing
Crème fraîche Bundt Cake with Crème fraîche icing--A moist, buttery cake made with dreamy Crème fraîche and topped with a sweet icing made with the creamy mixture and lemon juice.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup creme fraiche
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup creme fraiche
- 1-2 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a 9-10 inch bundt pan.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Then, beat in eggs, one at a time, beat well after each one is added. Add in vanilla and beat to combined. Be sure to occasionally scrape down sides of your mixing bowl.
- Fold in half of the flour mixture (do not use mixer) with a silicone spatula. Then, fold in creme fraiche and combine. Finally, fold in the remainder of the flour mixture and fold in until combined.
- Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.
- To remove: Run a sharp knife along the edge of pan. Then, carefully invert the cake on top of a larger plate. Let the cake fall naturally. Once removed, cool completely on wire rack.
- To Make Icing: Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add/subtract lemon juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle on cake before serving.
- Keep any leftovers in refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 1gSugar: 60gProtein: 8g
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Saturday 22nd of August 2020
Why dose 2 cups of whipping cream = 1 cup of creme fraiche?
Sunday 23rd of August 2020
Hi Becky- The mixture will thicken as it sits...giving you 1 cup once it's done.
Sunday 8th of September 2019
Congratulations your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,448 this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon! Miz Helen
Monday 9th of September 2019
Thanks Miz Helen!
Saturday 31st of August 2019
Your Creme Fraiche Bundt Cake looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen