Though my glaze wasn't the prettiest thing in the world, I still consider the cake a beauty. I made it using Ina Garten's Lemon Cake recipe, which makes two loaves or one bundt cake. I'll take any excuse to break out my bundt pan!
The cake had amazing citrus flavor that I'd never experienced in lemon pound cake before. This is totally the result of copious amounts of lemon zest and juice that goes into the batter.
Midway through the baking process I used a skewer to poke small holes throughout the cake and spooned in lemon syrup. Think of it as injections of pure lemon flavor. So good, and it made it super moist.
This was my first baking adventure using buttermilk and I'm officially hooked! I'm not one for pancakes but I think I'll be trying out some buttermilk ebelskiver next. The cake kept surprisingly well and fed quite a few co-workers.