Friday, June 29, 2012

Lemon Pound Cake...easy and so good!


     When my dad was here I was trying to come up with a light dessert to serve after a big meal. I made this slightly lemon flavored pound cake (my first pound cake) and served it sliced with whipping cream and fresh blueberries. It would be good with any fruit, ice cream or even as a breakfast bread. I know it was a hit at our dinner table.


Ingredients:

Cake
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs (separate the yolks from the whites)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup sour cream
1 tsp real vanilla
1 T. fresh lemon juice

Glaze
3 heaping T of powdered sugar
juice from one lemon
Whisk together until blended

Preheat oven to 325 degrees


     Grease a 9x5 loaf pan. I prefer to sugar a pan after greasing rather than using flour. The sugar melts into the cake and not only doesn't show, it creates a little crispy crunch.


     With a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (see top photo). Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix, then half of sour cream, then the rest of the dry and the rest of the sour cream. When the batter is smooth, add the vanilla and lemon juice and mix well.


     In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold (with a spatula, don't beat) the egg whites into the batter until they are completely incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until the cake is golden brown, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Let the cake cool and pour the glaze over the top.


     I forgot to take pictures after I plated the cake, but I simply put a large dollop of whipped cream on one corner of each slice and dropped a handfull of blueberries on top of the cream. The cake has more of a vanilla flavor with a hint of lemon. Enjoy!

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13 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I think piund cake is my favorite cake of all, especially lemon flavor. xo

Barbara F. said...

I meant to type pound cake!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yeah, I'm with you and Barbara...pound cake is my fav cake! I make one with lemon too, inside and out, but I can't wait to try yours. Thanks for the recipe lovely lady.
FABBY

Mosaic Magpie said...

OMG I am starving after seeing the first photo....when the batter looks good, you know the cake must be wonderful!
Deb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! I need a slice of that about now - I was just thinking I need a snack. :D
Enjoy your weekend and stay cool.

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I adore pound cake. Love it.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm always up for pound cake, sounds great:@)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That sounds SOOOO good! One I will try for sure- xo Diana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a great combination....lemon poundcake and blueberries!!! YUM!!!

Your blog looks so pretty! Loving the new look!

dee dee said...

Oh boy.... I think I added pounds just looking at the delicious pound cake! Madison and I have been working on losing weight... so I'll have to file this away for when we are finishing dropping to our goal! or not! :-)
dee dee

Nancy said...

Oooh, cake looks good but I love the hydrangea closeup!

bj said...

Some people like Pound Cake...I like Pounds of cake. :))
This sounds luscious...I do love lemon anything.

Sophie said...

I can't eat it, but I can still make it!