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      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.