I love lemons. With their sour and fresh flavors, they add a spark to most dishes, from lemonade and cocktails to marinades and sauces for veggies and proteins. A burst of fresh lemon juice is a wonderful pick-me-up for seafood dishes, and lemon zest is a great addition to many baked goods.
I’ve been craving lemon pound cake lately and decided to make one as a special treat for Gabe and Lexi as soon as they arrived from Phoenix to spend several weeks with us. I knew I wanted to make a lemon bundt cake with pudding in the mix, which helps to make it moist, and found this great recipe from Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com. Since baking is an exact science, I followed her recipe closely, with the exception of reducing the sugar by half a cup.
Of course I wanted this recipe to be more of my own, so I decided to garnish the cake with fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are great choices), fresh lemon slices, and a few sprigs of fresh mint form my garden. The result? A lemony, moist and scrumptious cake that tastes as great as it looks!