Zesty Lemon Pound Cake
Picture yourself on a warm, sunny afternoon, the gentle breeze carrying the sweet scent of blooming lemon trees. There’s no better time to indulge in the delightful refreshment of a homemade Zesty Lemon Pound Cake. This cake is a burst of citrusy goodness that perfectly balances sweetness and tanginess, making it an ideal treat for any occasion.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
- Once the cake is done, let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove it from the pan and place it on a wire rack.
- Drizzle the lemon glaze over the warm cake, allowing it to soak in.
- Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf
This Zesty Lemon Pound Cake is a citrus lover’s dream. It’s moist, flavorful, and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea or as a dessert for your next gathering, it’s sure to brighten your day.
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 280 | Fat 12g | Carbohydrates 40g | Protein 3g
Imagine savoring a slice of this lemony delight, the soft crumb melting in your mouth, and the tangy glaze dancing on your taste buds. Share this recipe with friends and family, and bring a touch of sunshine to their day with this Zesty Lemon Pound Cake.