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By the time you finish reading this recipe, your taste buds will be begging to try this Ostara bundt cake!
You’ve been eating candy with your kids all day. You just finished your delicious Easter brunch or holiday dinner. You know what you need now?
That’s right! A yummy, citrusy bundt cake! It’s delicious and surprisingly easy to make. To me, it’s really not a proper holiday unless you finish it off with a baked homemade treat.
Don’t think for a second that you could just go out and buy a pound cake! You really should use your kitchen witch skills and make something beautiful and filled with love.
This cake is a must make if you love citrus flavors. It’s so moist, refreshing, and easy to make that I have a feeling it will become your go-to Ostara treat recipe.
What Do Citrus Fruits Symbolize In Paganism?
Lemons and oranges are both symbols of the sun. But what else do they represent, and how do they fit into your kitchen witch traditions?
Lemons have been prized for centuries for their strengthening and health-giving properties. Their flavor is a delicious secondary benefit! Used in many medicinal concoctions, lemons are a staple in my kitchen.
The lemons’ magical properties include happiness, purification, beauty, longevity, self-love, and the removal of negative energy.
Sweet and juicy, oranges are one of the most popular fruits in America. Mostly associated with midsummer, oranges add a burst of solar energy to any spell or recipe.
These fruits are especially useful in creativity spells! Whether that be the creation of life, the creation of art, or creating new goals and opportunities.
These fruits have masculine energy and are linked to the fire element. They will align your sacral chakra, promote healthy sexuality, and improve your career and confidence.
- cooking spray
- 2 lemons
- 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
- 1 3/4 tsp salt
- 6 large eggs (room temperature)
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Extra flour for the pan
- 1 large orange
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2/4 cup creme fraiche
- 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter (melted)
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fine sugar
- 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- whipped cream
- candied lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat a 10-cup Bundt pan or cake pan with cooking spray, followed by dusting with flour.
- Tap out the excess flour over the sink.
- Finely grate 2 tsp lemon zest and 1/2 tsp orange zest.
- Remove peel and pith from all citrus fruits.
- Hold a lemon over a bowl and cut between the membranes. Put the segments into the bowl.
- Squeeze the sweet juice from the segments into another bowl.
- Repeat with the remaining fruit.
- Cut the citrus segments into 1/4 inch pieces.
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
- Add creme fraiche.
- Beat mixture on medium speed until they're combined.
- Add eggs and beat to combine each one into the mixture.
- Beat in butter, citrus juices, and zest.
- Add citrus segments and beat to combine.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan.
- Bake, rotating pan once until a tester comes out of the middle clean (about 50 minutes). This is the hardest part because it smells so good you'll want to just eat it right away!
- Combine the citrus juices and sugar into a pan.
- Boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then for another 30 seconds for good measure.
- Beat powdered sugar and softened butter together at medium speed until well blended.
- Add orange zest.
- Add orange juice and lemon juice.
- Beat everything until smooth.
- Allow cake to cool on a wire rack while still in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Turn the cake out onto the rack and let it cook for another 10 minutes or more. Adding the topping always works better if the cake is cool.
- Transfer to a plate or other shallow dish.
- Brush syrup over the cake until all the syrup is used.
- Return to the wire rack for another 5 minutes until the syrup is dry.
- Brush with glaze and let the cake finish cooling.
- Store cake for up to 24 hours if covered.
- Top with whipped cream and candied zest when serving.
During the full moon, we call upon Hekate to assist us in clearing our past, releasing our fears, and opening ourselves to new possibilities. We ask her to help us gain clarity in our lives, to help us transform our inner worlds, and to allow us to move forward with courage and confidence.
It is said that Hekate helps us to overcome obstacles and challenges that stand in our way, and to achieve our goals. In addition to being a benevolent Goddess, she is also a fierce warrior. When we summon her, we invite her to help us take charge of our lives, to lead us into battle, and to fight for justice.
I am an eclectic witch - I've been practicing since 1974. As a student of the occult, working with astrology, tarot cards, runes, and numerology, I found that this was a very comprehensive and well written text on working with Hekate during the full moon. Highly recommended. - Gail Sager
Great read - a must have for anyone interested in working with the Goddess during the full moon! Highly recommended! - Luis Meyer