Lemon Basil Cake uses the wonderful combination of lemon and basil to turn ordinary vanilla cake into something unique and delicious. It might sound a bit odd to put an herb like basil in a cake, but think of how mint is often used in a similar way.
For this recipe, you'll be adding the lemon and basil ingredients to Trader Joe's vanilla cake mix. If you prefer to make your cake from scratch, just add the lemon and basil to your favorite vanilla cake recipe in the same manner described below. Slice and serve topped with fresh berries - blueberries are a perfect complement to the flavors of this cake. The cake is already quite sweet, so I prefer it with fresh fruit or whipped cream, but you can also drizzle it with a sauce such as Wild Maine Blueberry Fruit Sauce, right before serving.