Sunday Brunch: Mario's Lemon Birthday Bundt Cake

Mario's Lemon Birthday Bundt Cake


2 sticks of butter softened

3 cups of all-purpose flour sifted

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/2 cups of sugar

Lemon zest from 4 lemons minded fine

4 eggs

1 cup buttermilk


For the glaze:

1/2 cup lemon preserves

The juice of the lemons


Method of preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well set aside
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest and using your fingers rub the zest into the sugar.
  3. Combine the butter and lemon sugar in a bowl and whip it until its fluffy, beat in the eggs one at a time until blended.
  4. Add the buttermilk and beat well, slowly add the four until well blended.
  5. Prepare a Bundt pan with melted butter and coat with flour, pour the batter into the pan and bake for approx., 1 hour or until a toothpick when inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool.
  6. In a sauce pan stir in the lemon jam and lemon juice and heat until slightly thick.
  7. Carefully unmold the cake and using a pastry brush keep brushing the glaze on the slightly warm cake. Let the cake cool before serving.