This month the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club enjoyed a meal made with fresh herbs.  I decided to bring a dessert and went with Pound Cake with Lemon Basil Glaze.  The pound cake turned out wonderfully – it was light and had an awesome texture.  The glaze was definitely different but not unenjoyable!  If your looking for a tasty but different dessert – this is a definite way to go.  I took this to our memorial day family gathering.  About half of it was eaten that day (there were several desserts that day) – however, when I arrived at mom and dad’s the next day – it was all gone and I was very disappointed!  I am almost ashamed to say how much baked cupcakes, cakes, quick bread, pie and ice cream was consumed in the last 3 days!  Egads!  Good thing at least one of the recipes was from Cooking Light eh? 

 The rest of our virtual meal consisted of:

Basil Parmesan Dip and Garlic Herb Dip – Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Chicken Stuffed with Herbs – Sandi of Whistlestop Cafe
Olive and Asiago Rolls – Val of More than Burnt Toast
Risotto with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes and Basil – Pasty of Family, Friends and Food
Pound Cake with Lemon-Basil Glaze – Shelby of The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Thanks to all of my virtual friends for joining in!  Come join us next month for our virtual Barbecue!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. pegasuslegend June 2, 2010 at 11:49 am - Reply

    what a gorgeous shot of this luscious cake love this kind of cake beautiful!

  2. bellini valli June 2, 2010 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Thanks for ending our virtual dinner with a bang Shelby. The pound cake sounds delicious and it seemed to be a winner with family and friends.

  3. Cristine June 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Looks like absolute perfection!

  4. Kait June 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    What a great photo of the cake. I need to explore these virtual supper clubs.

  5. Tasty Eats At Home June 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Sounds great! I love the idea of a virtual supper club, but I'd love it more if the virtual club members ate up a cake like that in reality, so I wasn't tempted! LOL!

  6. Joanne June 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I am captivated by the sound of lemon basil glaze…I really want to start adding herbs into my baked goods. This looks fabulous!

  7. Jamie June 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    A perfect slice of pound cake to end a meal. Yes, herbs with a dessert does sound different but thanks for introducing it to everyone.

  8. Mary June 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    i find this cake so perfect to end a meal !

  9. Amanda June 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    How beautiful is that?? Looks incredible Shelby!

  10. Scott K June 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of combining lemon and basil!

  11. Barbara @moderncomfortfood June 2, 2010 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Pretty and a wonderful way to capture basil's real affinity for sweets, which I also have been exploring lately. Love what you've done here.

  12. Winnie June 3, 2010 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Love it!

  13. Mags June 3, 2010 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I just love pound cake. I'd have me a big old mound of strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream with that.

  14. Ingrid June 3, 2010 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Sounds interesting. I'm gonna have to check out the recipe.

  15. pigpigscorner June 3, 2010 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Looks really soft and moist!

  16. Pam June 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I love using herbs in sweet desserts. My basil is ready for it's first harvest of the season. Perfect timing!

  17. Patsyk June 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    What a perfect ending to our supper club meal! That cake looks like it would be hard to resist asking for a 2nd slice!

  18. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme June 3, 2010 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Oh, this sounds fabulous! I love using fresh herbs with sweets. Have an old recipe for a rosemary pound cake where the herb is steeped in milk before adding to the batter. A quite unique preparation. Thanks for sharing this one!

  19. 5 Star Foodie June 3, 2010 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Lemon-basil glaze is very unique and sounds wonderful!

  20. Megan June 4, 2010 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I love loven and it sounds fantastic with that lemon basil glaze. I like unique!

  21. Medena (-Melitta-) June 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    That looks super perfect, cake and the picture!

  22. Jessie June 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    yum! that cake looks perfect, great texture. The lemon-basil glaze sounds very intriguing too

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