Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

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Recipe by Manami

This is a recipe that I have had for the longest. I used to make it for all occasions and it was winner every time! Marthastewart.com is where I found this eons ago, it is a wonderful place to find many classic recipes! Have included all cooling times.

Top Review by Martoona

Great cake, if you like lemon, you will definitely like this cake. I have made it several times and each time get rave reviews. It does take a little extra time but is so worth it. I put it in my springform pan and garnished it with lemon zest. Just wait for the compliments.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CAKE:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°, with rack in lowest position.
  3. Butter and flour two 4 1/2-by-8-inch (6-cup) loaf pans.
  4. In a small bowl (or liquid measuring cup), combine buttermilk with lemon zest and juice.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  6. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated after each.
  7. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three parts alternately with the buttermilk mixture in two, beginning and ending with flour; beat just until smooth (do not overmix).
  8. Divide batter evenly between pans; smooth tops.
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes (tent with foil if browning too quickly).
  10. Cool 15 minutes in pan.
  11. Turn out cakes onto a rack; cool completely before glazing.
  12. Set rack with cakes over a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
  13. GLAZE:.
  14. Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup; stir in lemon juice (glaze should be thick, yet pourable).
  15. Add more sugar or lemon juice, as necessary, to achieve desired consistency.
  16. Pour glaze over cakes, letting it run down the sides; let dry, about 30 minutes.
  17. Lovely! Enjoy!

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