1/4 Photos of Luscious Lemon Pound Cake
1 hr 5 mins
Galley Wench's Note:
This is a simple yet elegant dessert. Great served alone or with fresh blueberries. To simplify the preparation I use a food processor or blender. If using the creaming method be sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Recipes courtesy of Cook's Illustrated . . . my favorite food magazine!
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- 1 cup butter, plus
- 1 tablespoon soft butter, for greasing pan
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with butter.
- 3Dust pan with cake flour.
- 4Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
- 5Melt butter, whisk thoroughly to reincorporate any separated milk solids.
- 6In food processor or blender, process sugar and lemon zest until combined.
- 7Add lemon juice, eggs and vanilla, process until combined (about 5 seconds).
- 8With machine running, add melted butter through the feed tube in steady stream (about 20 seconds).
- 9Transfer mixture to large bowl.
- 10Sift flour mixture over eggs in three steps, whisking gently after each addition until just combined.
- 11Pour batter into prepared pan.
- 12Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
- 13Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and continue to bake until deep golden brown and skewer in center comes out clean (about 35 minutes).
- 14Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
- 15Turn onto wire rack.
- 16While cake cooling bring sugar, lemon juice and zest to boil in small saucepan.
- 17Stir occasionally to dissolve sugar.
- 18Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
- 19With toothpick poke holes on all sides of cake.
- 20Brush on Lemon Glaze.
- 21Allow to cool at room temperature at least one hour before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for Luscious Lemon Pound Cake
Serving Size: 1 (139 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 521.6
- Calories from Fat 244
- Total Fat 27.1 g
- Saturated Fat 16.3 g
- Cholesterol 170.5 mg
- Sodium 400.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 65.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 44.4 g
- Protein 5.5 g