Lemon Bundt Cake from Canadian Living Magazine. A perfect afternoon of reading magazines in English, baking a lemon bundt cake and a little taste of home.One of the things that I miss the most from home is being able to buy magazines in English. I’ve always loved them and we can occasionally get them at the PX, they are always a few weeks or months old.
Wes went to Canada for a conference and brought me a stack of magazines home. After being a single mom for a few weeks, a morning to myself with a cup of coffee and lots of current magazines was a delight.Not to mention that there was a new royal baby that week, so that made it even more exciting. I watched 10 hours of coverage for the Royal Wedding, my love for the Royals has reached a fever pitch. It was such a beautiful wedding.
I hadn’t realized how much I missed reading trashy magazines until I did it. I didn’t even know who some of the people in US Weekly were, it’s been that long. That’s never happened to me before. I’m usually well read in US Weekly and People.
I also loved that Wes brought me home a Canadian Living. We lived in Nova Scotia for a few years (Ava is our Canadian souvenir from our time there) and that magazine was one of my favorites. I’ve cooked so many things out of it through the years.
We had so many parties and dinners and more often than not a recipe came from that magazine.
Anyway, I was flipping through and found a recipe for Lemon Bundt Cake. Ava had asked me to make her a lemon cake a few days before that, and I had all of the ingredients so I made it for her. Not only did I have a lovely morning reading magazines, but then I had a lovely afternoon baking my daughter a cake.
The cake is light and bright, and we all loved it. I love a really citrusy cake, and this is it. Don’t forget to rub the lemon zest into the sugar, it releases the oils in the zest and brings out even more lemon goodness.
Brush generously with the glaze. Keep brushing until you’ve used it all. I promise it doesn’t make the cake soggy, it just keeps it nice and moist.