Friday, April 15, 2016

Lemon Pound Cake


Lemon Pound Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner

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Happy tax day (or maybe not!) - well, I guess you have until Monday to file but if you already have your taxes done, how about celebrating with this Lemon Pound Cake.  It's bursting full of flavor, so moist and perfect to snack on.  And hey, it's been about a month since I shared a lemon recipe and you know I love my citrus!  I didn't want you to go through withdrawal :)

How was your week?  Looking forward to the weekend?  As I mentioned on my last post, we were vacationing in Florida visiting family.  The time went by really quick but were so lucky that all the days were sunny and warm!  My sister-in-law and I were able to get to the beach for a couple days where we rented a couple chairs and just relaxed.  When we were hungry for lunch, we walked over to the boardwalk, grabbed something quick and headed back to our chairs.  The only thing we had to deal with was the red tide.  If you aren't familiar with that, it's an algae bloom that causes some people to cough and not too kind to the fish.  I was OK with it and did see some fish on the beach but it was only on the first day.  Nothing was going to stop me from heading to the beach as it's my favorite thing to do.  This pasty white Minnesota body needed to soak up some vitamin D and get a little glow.  Mission accomplished!

Hope you enjoy this pound cake recipe as much as we did!  It's the perfect recipe to have on hand for yourself or if you have guests.  I'm hoping our Florida family will come to visit us sometime (hey, it's warmer now) and I'll be serving them this tasty treat!

Lemon Pound Cake


by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55-65 minutes
Yield 12-14
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325°F and then you will grease and flour a bundt pan; set aside
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter at medium speed, be sure to scrape bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until well mixed.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  4. On low speed alternately add the flour mixture and then the buttermilk and scraping bowl often to the sugar/butter mixture, until well mixed. Add lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Continue beating until well mixed.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate; cool completely.
  6. Stir together powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.
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Lemon Pound Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner

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Lemon Pound Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner

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Lemon Pound Cake | Cooking on the Front Burner


27 comments:

  1. Oh, great minds think alike, LOL, I am working on a lemon cake donut recipe! Your pound cake looks yummy!

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  2. I love lemon desserts and this cake looks perfect!

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  3. How did you know lemon desserts are my weakness?! This cake looks like the perfect way to end any day this spring!

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  4. You couldn't get me to Florida in the summer but I'd love to be there right about now. ;) And this cake looks so lovely! The lighting in that first picture is what I think the lighting must look like in heaven. Haha. Really! So very pretty.

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  5. It looks so moist. Perfect flavor for spring. I need to make some more cakes and lemon flavor sounds just perfect!

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  6. This might be the prettiest pound cake I've ever seen! Plus, I absolutely love lemon so I cannot wait to try this out!

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  7. One of my favorites. Yum. Thanks for sharing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. I am always ready for a lemon cake! That glaze makes me swoon! ;)

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  9. This cake would make tax day bearable! haha It looks so delicious, Deb!

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  10. Looks delicious! Makes me almost wish I still cooked. :)

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  11. I love lemon and I love pound cake! Pinning this! And, I see you have other lemon recipes!

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  12. I'm a lemon lover, big time! Pinned, and will give it a try!

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  13. Again with the lemon! Just kidding, Deb. I think your lemon love is catching as all these recipes are going on my 'to make' list. I'm glad you enjoyed the beach and sun.

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  14. This cake looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  15. Classic cake and it looks FANTASTIC !!

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  16. I'm loving the lemon recipes being shared - your cake looks amazing! Pinning to share! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Brag About it!

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  17. Lemon is a favorite of mine. Added to my Pinterest queue. I'd love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.
    http://abbottsathome.com/2017/03/14/to-grandmas-house-we-go-link-party-27/

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  18. I love LEMON! Thanks for joining us at Tasty Tuesdays this week :)

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  19. Yum! Beautiful and great for Easter!

    Emily
    http://www.fortuitousfoodies.com

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