GLAZED LEMON POUND CAKE

February 18, 2015
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Lemon is a flavor that takes me back to my childhood and puts me right in the arms of my grandmother. When I was little, not that I am any physically bigger than then…ha ha…my grandmother had a lemon tree. She made the most delicious lemonade, which none of us have been able to recreate…undoubtedly because her TLC is missing from it. This woman loved anything lemon from her lemonade to anything store bought. She surely would’ve loved a cake like this, especially on her birthday. So once a year, on February 18, I make this glazed lemon pound cake and enjoy it with my loved ones in memory of her, her love, and her greatness to me.

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Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature, plus more for the pan
2 1/2cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 6 tablespoons lemon juice
6 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Prepare

1. Heat oven to 325° F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice, then the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the yogurt, and then the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and 1 of the remaining tablespoons of lemon juice until smooth, adding the remaining lemon juice as necessary to create a thick, but pourable glaze.

 

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  2. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
  3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 3 cups granulated sugar
  7. 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  8. 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  9. 1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  10. 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice, then the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the yogurt, and then the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and 1 of the remaining tablespoons of lemon juice until smooth, adding the remaining lemon juice as necessary to create a thick, but pourable glaze.
Adapted from Real Simple
Adapted from Real Simple
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/
glazed lemon pound cake, lemon, cake, dessert, citrus, summer, spring, sweet treat

glazed lemon pound cake, lemon, cake, dessert, citrus, summer, spring, sweet treat

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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