Messy Lemon Bundt Cake Filled with Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Bundt Cake

Well here it is, proof that some things from my kitchen don’t turn out very well.  I won’t call my fiance’s 40th birthday cake a disaster, because it tasted really good.  But this lopsided, oozing mess of a cake sitting in a giant puddle of glaze isn’t really what I envisioned when I came up with the plan for it earlier today.  Believe it or not, you’re looking at the good side of the cake!

I’ll share all the details about the cake tomorrow in case anyone wants to show me up and make a nicer looking version.  It really does taste good and even this one looked good once it was sliced and plated.

Happy birthday, Phil!

  1. Phillip X

    It was SO good! Thanks for that amazing dinner!

    9:28 pm  Nov 11th, 2013
  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    This makes me feel so much better about myself. I was literally throwing reject cookie dough at the walls earlier today.

    9:57 pm  Nov 11th, 2013
  3. Giuseppe

    Brava Nicole, ti seguo nei tuoi vari viaggi culinari e con molto piacere leggo dell’influenza positiva che ha suscitato in tè la Sicilia. Ti aspettiamo ancora.

    4:55 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  4. Winnie

    There’s something about this cake that makes me REALLY want to eat it. I bet it was delicious. ps I made cookies yesterday and they were terrible! Bad recipe 🙁

    5:35 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  5. Bernie

    I have a lot of Myer lemons and would love to try this. Please post the recipe .

    6:47 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  6. Dalila G.


    Your cake might be just a bit off, but it really does look yummy!
    Not everything I bake is picture perfect, but the taste is good and that’s what counts.
    You’ll be amazed at how many times my smoke alarm goes off! LOL!!

    6:52 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  7. Andee

    Happy Birthday Phillip!
    I’m looking forward to the recipe! Sometimes the best tasting foods don’t make it out of the kitchen looking magazine perfect! (Ask my cat about the chocolate cake!)

    7:31 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  8. amanda

    it might not be what you were envisioning but i ditto everybody else – it looks effing delicious! this is SO my type of dessert. wish i had a couple of slices in front of me right now!!!… actually, i’m kinda glad i don’t because i would totally devour them and let’s not kid ourselves – i don’t need to do that. 😉 can’t wait to see the recipe!

    8:39 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  9. Karen @ From Scratch

    I really appreciate you sharing this! My cakes usually look like that as I am not gifted with cake-assembly skills. It still looks tasty to me!

    8:48 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  10. Sabrina Modelle

    Oh Nicole, you are a gem. Sometimes I look at blogs who shall remain nameless and wonder why they try to present a life that looks so perfect. I have a love/hate relationship with these blogs. While the beauty and elegance is compelling, I sometimes find them almost sickening. Thank you for being real in this post and on your blog in general. Happy birthday to your beloved.

    10:20 am  Nov 12th, 2013
  11. Renee

    This looks so good! Even if you think it didn’t turn out well, it’s gorgeous! And I am sure it was delicious! Happy Birthday to Phil!

    8:04 pm  Nov 12th, 2013
  12. MCS Gal

    The cake may not look perfect but it looks delicious.

    8:04 pm  Nov 12th, 2013
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