Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
Jenny, a Syrup and Biscuits Facebook friend, recently posted a comment asking if anyone had a good Lemon Pound Cake recipe. Marie responded by posting this recipe for what she called Lemon Lover’s Pound Cake. My husband is nuts for anything lemon so this sounded like it would be right up his alley. This pound cake didn’t disappoint. It is lemony and luscious and moist. Very “lemon-drop” like in taste. Thank you Jenny for posing the question and thank you Marie for coming to the rescue.
I cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon juice
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Even though you can’t see how creamy the butter and sugar is in this picture, I like the perspective of this picture with the beaters in the foreground and the butter/sugar concoction blurred in the background. Thank for indulging me.
Add eggs, 6 of them, one at a time., beating well after each addition.
Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel and extract.
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
Measure out 1 1/4 cups sour cream.
Add the flour mixture to the batter alternately with the sour cream. Beat until combined and pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Marie’s recipe said to bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. I had to bake 80 minutes. Stoves bake differently. You really need to rely on your doneness test instead of the time. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before removing from the tube pan. Let cake cook completely on a wire rack before icing. Once it’s completely cooked
To make the glaze, beat butter and sour cream in a small bowl until smooth. Slowly add confectioners sugar. Add lemon juice and lemon peel. Pour over cooled cake.
This has my husband’s name written all over it.