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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Sundried Tomato Pesto with Olives (Vegan)

I could eat this pesto every day! I used jarred sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil because I had some that needed to be used up, but you could re-hydrate the dry ones with some boiling water and use those. I stirred it into pasta, but it would be amazing spread on toast and topped with avocado!

Above: I used only about 6 leaves at first, but added more once it was blended because it wasn't enough. 

Above: I served it on pasta with tomatoes, nutritional yeast and more olive oil. The next day I added beans, wilted greens and cooked broccoli. 

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto with Olives (Vegan)
Makes about 4 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 Kalamata olives
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and give it a buzz until the mixture looks like the image above. That's it. You're done.


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