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7Aug/10

Honey for My Honey.

Just bear with me here and allow me to put my serious hat on for a few minutes. If you don't want to read on about a gooey love story and how ridiculously giddy it makes me then I'd suggest you stop now or skip ahead to the cake part. I won't tell. Promise.

A year ago today I had bangs and actually pulled it off nicely. A year ago today I lived three provinces away in a basement apartment where I hid my cat from my landlords. A year ago today I spent more of my free time on the phone than other people spend breathing or blinking. A year ago today I was a bundle of nerves waiting patiently for the love of my life to walk through my door.

We hadn't even met in person and I loved him more than life itself. Naive? Of course. True. Certainly.

Today I've grown out my hair and it doesn't even annoy me. Today I'm sure I have more laugh lines and I don't even care because of how they were gained. Today I woke up next to the man that is my match in every way. Today is our one year anniversary and I couldn't be happier.

Because he holds the truck door for me every time. Because of how safe I feel in his arms. Because of his amazing daughter. Because of how we finish each others sentences. Because of the way he laughs when we do the fist bump explosion. Because of the way his hand fits into mine. I made this Honey Lemon Pound Cake for my Lee, my honey. I love you.








Honey Lemon Pound Cake

Source: Adapted from my family recipe.

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Zest of 1 full lemon
Juice of 1 full lemon for glaze
1 tbsp honey for glaze
1/4 cup powdered sugar for glaze




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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom with some overhang to grasp then set it aside.

In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer blend together the honey, sugar, butter and eggs. Add the milk and lemon zest then mix further. Add the flour mixture and blend it until it's smooth. Make sure to scrape off any little bits of zest that stick to the beaters and reintroduce them to the mixture.


Pour it into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake it for 30 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean and the top is a golden brown. It will bake much quicker on the top and edges so it will make you think that it's baked through and even verging on burning, but don't let it fool you, the center needs to be baked too. A few minutes longer and it will set in the center. The toothpick test is the key.

In a small bowl whisk together the reserved lemon juice, honey and powdered sugar. With a spoon drizzle the glaze over top of the warm cake and let it soak in for 10 – 15 minutes. Using the parchment paper overhang lift the cake out of the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing it. Enjoy!








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  1. i love your story. seriously, so sweet. speaking of sweet, i am making this recipe. today.

  2. awww! That’s so adorable!! And I love honey and lemon, so together must taste lovely! You know, lovely for you love :)

    Yes, i’m corny, but in love too :)

  3. Happy anniversary! Very cute story, and your cake looks great too :)

  4. This pound cakes sounds good, great combo! Also, congrats and what a sweet love story….awwwwww!

  5. Such a cute post! My honey loves pound cake too…he would be all about this!

  6. I am always up for a gooey love story and this one definitely made me smile. :) I am happy for you that you found your “other half” and that the two of you can enjoy good food and a lovely life together. Congrats on one year, and on this scrumptious looking honey pound cake!

  7. May you always be in love. And may the one you trust with your heart, hold it dear as you do his.

    This, I wish for you dear beloved daughter.

    Love;
    Mom

  8. How cute and sweet and nice!!

    And what a great story!! Mine and my husbands, I’m afraid, is a bit boring. But we love each other nonetheless and love is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? It makes the world go round.

    Love the cake. If it tastes half as good as it looks, then you’ve got something awesome on your hands.

    Happy Anniversary!!

  9. What a sweet story! I love it, I love the cake too, I am bookmarking it to make soon.

  10. Such a sweet post and most gorgeous looking pound cake. I’m bookmarking this too!

  11. What a beautiful story, its amazing how the right person just complements our every move. This looks delicious, we received a 500gram jar of honey from a friend of ours and I’ve been searching for recipes to use it in. Will be bookmarking this recipe.

  12. I love the story and I love the look of this pound cake.. delicious!

  13. I’m officially salivating ♥

  14. I love this. Baking for that special someone is the best feeling and this looks delicious!!!

  15. I just made it and it`s really wonderful.i`m not so good cook as my age is 16 but i`m so glad that the cake is really perfect! thankx Lindsey.kisses from Bulgaria

  16. Hello, I haven’t had any chance to say thank you for being an online friend on Foodbuzz. Thank you :)

    What a talented cook you are. This look superb!

  17. My my, I am touched by your commentary (about your husband).. wonderful, really.

    May I double this recipe and use in a bundt pan?.. what would be your suggestions?


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