I agree with the comment that the basil flavor is a little subtle, and I would add a bit more next time. The cake has a great crust that's a little crunchy and chewy, and is a nice complement to the soft, dense center. Would be great for a shower or tea.
Pound Cake with Lemon-Basil Glaze
tastytreats Posted: 09/22/10
Melissa R. Posted: 07/31/10
Love the lemon and basil glaze. It makes it taste bright and is perfect in summer.
stalteril Posted: 08/23/10
I think I perfected this recipe. I added 1/4 cup of cornmeal, cut the sugar by a third, added 1/2 cup chopped basil to batter then put equal parts lemon juice and sugar syrup on hot loaves (I made 4 mini). I topped with a sprinkling of demerara sugar. Excellent texture and the basil/lemon combination is wonderful. I have never baked with basil before.
doherty Posted: 07/03/10
I LOVE this cake :)