Citrus Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Citrus Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Annacia *

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@Annacia

An absolutely top drawer pound cake that I found on Chefs back a year or two. I like to fill the layers with lemon curd. I last made this using Meyer lemons and, oh my, was that good.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

6
large eggs, room temperature
1 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
3 c
granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon flavoring (lemon, lorann gourmet baking emulsion if you can get it)
1
lemon, zested
2 1/2 tsp
teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 c
cake flour
1 c
heavy whipping cream

LEMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperature
3 1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice
1
lemon, zested
4 c
powdered sugar
heavy whipping cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR CAKE:
2
Preheat oven to 350 F, and prepare 2 8or9 inch cake pans with parchment circles and lightly spray with baking spray.

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.

Add baking emulsion, lemon zest, lemon juice and mix well.

Add eggs one at a time and mix until well incorporated.

Add flour and heavy whipping cream, alternating each a third at a time, ending with the whipping cream. Mix until combines, but do not over mix, approximately 2 minutes.
3
Divide batter between pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 38 to 40 minutes.

Check cake at 38 minutes to make sure it is not over baking (cake will pull away from the edges).

Insert a cake tester or toothpick at the center of the cake. If toothpick removes clean, then it is done.

Place on cooling racks in pan for 15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cake cool completely.
4
FOR THE FROSTING:
5
In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.

Add lemon juice, zest, and powdered sugar and stir to combine.

Add whipping cream 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time to reach spreadable consistency.

Use immediately. Yields 3 cups

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free