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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Cooking Thursday

 We like lemon in this house, so when I saw this recipe for lemon pound cake, I knew I had to try it. And I'm glad I did!  It's the perfect mix of seet and sour.  The original recipe said it freezes well too.


Full disclosure!  Make sure you grease your pan really well.  This is what happened when I tried to get it out of the pan.  :)



Some frosting covers a multitude of issues though.



Lemon Lovers Pound Cake

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup sour cream

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon juice, zest and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.  Beat just until combined.
Pour into greased and floured 10 inch fluted pan. Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean; 55-60 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

Icing
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

Beat sour cream and butter until smooth.  Gradually add powdered sugar, then beat in lemon juice.  Drizzle over cake. Store in the regrigerator.

21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

My mouth is watering. It looks lovely lemony and moist!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Mari I always use Bakers Joy.....it really helps with a dense cake like pound cake. But hey, yours looks perfect with the icing. I bet it tastes even better.

Jean said...

Wow!! I LOVE lemon!! The cake with frosting looks absolutely divine!

Deb said...

That looks so delicious! Thanks for this recipe.

Hootin' Anni said...

Yum!!!

Jules said...

Oh I love lemon too and that looks scrumptious! I have had that happen with bundt cakes and yes, frosting is always the answer. lol Hope you're feeling better day by day. Have a good day!

Martha said...

This looks and sounds delicious!

R's Rue said...

Yum

Sparky said...

I like lemon too. Yum yum! That looks so good.
Blessings. xx

Suemn said...

I love all bundt cakes and lemon is one of my favorites!

Terri D said...

I am not a lemon-lover but Joe sure was. He would have loved this cake. Icing does, indeed, cover a multitude of problems!! It looks delicious!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Wow, delicious. I'm lemon crazy too. In fact I would add more lemon zest to the cake and then put some into the frosting. Duly copied ... but girl, in my experience it does not matter how much you grease and flour a bundt pan. Something's gonna stick. Good thing it doesn't really matter. As TG would say: It'll eat. In this case, AND HOW! xoxo

Linda said...

I'll be right over, giggling. Thanks Mari for sharing. smiles

Catherine said...

I baked a lemon cake with milk chocolate chips this week!

Dianna said...

I will definitely need to make this. Carroll LOVES his lemon desserts.

Kim said...

I'm a sucker for lemon and pound cake so this one has my name written all over it. And the icing makes great camouflage. That's good for me, since I am not a great baker!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I love all things lemon too! The cake looks delicious, and I bet the frosting was amazing on it! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Debby said...

my mouth is literally watering right now. Looks DELICIOUS!

Joyful said...

Delicious!

Laurel Wood said...

I love lemon cake. This looks so good.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

This looks really yummy. Am printing out the recipe.