Toasted Fennel-Lemon Cake
This moist beauty begs for a mug of afternoon tea. Fennel seeds add the faintest hint of licorice flavor, just enough to make the cake stand out from the other Bundts in the room. We like the sweeter flavor of Meyer lemons in this cake. Look for them sold in bags at large supermarkets. If you substitute regular lemons, reduce the finely shredded peel to 2 tablespoons.
If substituting regular lemons, decrease peel to 2 tablespoons.
To make Candied Lemon Slices, in a large skillet, combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water; bring to boiling. Add 2 thinly sliced lemons. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until slices are just softened. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.