Lemon Pound Cake
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Recipe type: Cakes
Cuisine: Baking
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Serves: 10
 
This Lemon Pound Cake is moist and bursting with lemon flavour. Topped with lemon glaze and moist coconut, it is sure to please.
Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon essence
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 1 cup icing (confectioners sugar)
  • lemon juice
  • moist coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 deg C (350 deg F). Grease and Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; mix in vanilla. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in three parts, and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  3. Place batter in prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes (tent loosely with foil if browning too quickly). Let cake cool completely and then cover with lemon glaze and coconut.
  4. Lemon Glaze: Combine lemon juice and icing sugar and mix until it is a spreadable consistency.
Recipe by A Spoonful of Sugar at https://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2016/12/lemon-pound-cake-2/