Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shari's Lemon Pound Cake


I think I should start calling my blog "Pound Cakes Galore" since I've made pound cakes more than anything else! I do love a good pound cake....and they are simple to make, go a long way and use ingredients we all have on hand most of the time. This pound cake is delicious! The lemon glaze gives the crust a little crunch along with a nice burst of lemon flavor. Very good. It's from the book I found at the thrift store called "For the Love of Cats Dessert Book." A crazy kind of book. It has all kinds of illustrations of cats on the pages with the recipes. The book is from 1984 and published by Animal Allies. I can't imagine many of these books around since it looks like it might have been published to raise funds for animals. I plan to make many more cakes from this cute little book! (I also tried out a new bundt pan and really like it!).

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind (I used the rind of a whole lemon)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream

Glaze:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease bundt or tube pan.

Cream butter, sugar and lemon rind together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with sour cream to batter. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour batter into a greased tube pan or bundt pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes and remove. When cake has cooled somewhat mix together confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and drizzle on cake.

14 comments:

Joanne said...

I love the pan design! That cookbook sounds adorable. There is no such thing as too much pound cake, that's for sure. Looks delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Beautiful pan and nice cake!

Jenn said...

I love the pan you use for the cake...it's gorgeous! I love pound cake too, though I haven't made one in over a year...maybe need to think about making this soon!

Cassie said...

That cake is BEAUTIFUL. And I love kitschy cookbooks like that!

Lynda said...

I love pound cakes and your lemon looks so delicious made in that neat pan!
Your cookbook sounds like a treasure and I'll be interested to see what else you make from it.

Jenn said...

Mmmm...pound cake!!! Hope you post more of them up. :)

Leslie said...

mmmm..I love it when a glaze makes that delicious crunch oh the crust! yum

Monica H said...

I really like it too! It's so pretty! What brand is it/ what's it called?

Love lemon pound cake too!

teresa said...

i love this! lemon pound cake is awesome!

Queen B. said...

Oh my gosh....... LEMON.POUND.CAKE.
HELLOOOOOOOOO !
i WOULD love, love, love this ! ! !

Julie said...

I love the shape of that pan. The cakes sounds yummy!

Donna-FFW said...

I am so loving that pan Debbie.. Ive missed your blog while on my hiatus..

Kerstin said...

Feel free to keep the pound cake recipes coming :) It looks so perfect and I love the lemon glaze!

Diana's Cocina said...

THis sounds wonderful!