I am excited to announce my first official Sweet Melissa Sundays (SMS) post. This weeks recipe was chosen by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. You will find the recipe on her blog. Check out some of the other wonderful SMS bakers here.
I wanted to do something besides just a plain pound cake. I am trying to get a little more adventurous with my baking. After some deliberation as to whether or not the recipe would work in a bundt pan, I decided to go for it. I adjusted the baking time to 40 minutes.
In addition, I thought it would be yummy to give the pound cake a touch of lemon. I added 1 teaspoon of lemon zest to the batter. As well, I made a lemon syrup to go on top of the cake.
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
Combine over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Place cake on cooling rack. Poke holes in the bottom of the cake with a toothpick. Brush 1/2 of the lemon syrup over the cake. Let the cake cool about 20 minutes. Remove from the pan. Poke holes in the top of the cake and brush with remaining syrup.
Although the cake isn't as tall as I would like, I think it turned out beautifully. The lemon is a nice addition to the already buttery pound cake.