Zesty Lemon Pound Cake



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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  9. 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.
  10. Drizzle the lemon glaze over the warm cake, allowing it to soak in.
  11. 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.

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