Sunday, September 13, 2009

Perfect Pound Cake - Sweet Melissa Sundays

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.

Lemon Syrup
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.


  1. Congratulations to you and your first SMS post! Welcome! I all most baked mine in a bundt pan too. At the last minute I decided to follow the recipe to a T and use the loaf pan. I like that you added the lemon too. The recipe really need an extra kick. Mine came out dry.

  2. Welcome! Glad to have you in the SMS family!

    I think the lemon sounds like a great idea! This looks really good!

  3. Welcome to the SMS group!! :)

    Im glad you liked this with lemon glaze!

  4. Welcome to the group! Lemon glaze sounds like a fantastic idea and it looks lovely in bundt form. I still have some cake and I'm going to glaze it later.

  5. Welcome to the group! We've made quite a few recipes from the book now and for the most part they've all been great, so you're in for a treat :) Your cake looks terrific! Love the modifications you made.

  6. Welcome to SMS! Your cake looks lovely, and I'm sure the lemon was a wonderful addition!

  7. I made a bundt too, aren't they cute all little and fat :D

    Katie xox

  8. i used an orange glaze which was ok (i had a swig of OJ left over and figured it'd be perfect!) your cake looks so moist and beautiful!!

    welcome to SMS!!

  9. Welcome and beatuiful pound cake. It really needed a glaze or something.

  10. I think your cake looks lovely! Thank you SO much for baking with me.


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