Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Drizzle

Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 C butter, softened
3 C sugar
6 eggs
5 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
1-2 tsp lemon extract (to your liking)
3 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
1 1/4 C sour cream

Drizzle/Icing:
1/4 C sour cream
2 Tbsp butter, softened
2 1/2 C confectioners’ sugar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp grated lemon peel

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (between 3-5 minutes).
2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. (Sift or whisk together to incorporate all ingredients well).
4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternatively with the sour cream.
5. Beat just until combined.
6. Pour into a greased and floured pan (it’s enough for a 10 inch bundt or 2 8 inch rounds (2 inch)).
7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean.
8. Cool for at least 10 minutes before turning out of pan.

For drizzle/icing:
1. Beat sour cream and butter together until blended.
2. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar.
3. Beat in lemon juice and peel.
4. Drizzle over cake. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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3 Comments

Sophisticated ...

Does this cake come out light and moist Caymancake?

Craftykelly ...

When do you add lemon flavourings? Nothing in directions, any suggestions? If I put it in with butter and eggs will it curdle? if I add it in the end will it get distributed?

caymancake ...

It comes out very moist but a little dense because of the sour cream. I usually add the flavourings before adding in the eggs, while I cream the butter and sugar together. Hope that helps!