LEMONADE CITRUS POUND CAKE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I had no idea how this cake was going to turn out, since I was creating it basically because I had some left over Lemonade Concentrate from another dish I had made earlier & didn't want to waste it.

I started with ingredients in my basic POUND CAKE recipe, then had read in one of my vintage cookbooks how cornstarch was used with all purpose flour to create a softer textured cake, & I wanted to implement that into the cake too. Then I thought if I ground up oranges it would enhance the flavors of the lemonade concentrate. This cake is awesome in flavors & taste & so moist in texture. LUV IT


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
about 16 depending on portion size
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
White Lily all purpose flour
1 c
corn starch
3 c
granulated sugar
11/2 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
kosher salt
3 stick
butter, softened to room temperature
6 large
eggs, room temperature
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 c
frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 tsp
pure lemon extract
5-6 dash(es)
or drops of yellow food color, optional
2 medium
whole navel oranges, pulverized in food processor
1 box
lemon Jello or orange Jello as desired 3 ounces

Step-By-Step

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1Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and corn starch together in a medium bowl and set aside till needed. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, prep cake pans by spraying with bakers joy or non-stick cooking spray, if using cooking spray, spray pans heavily then set aside till needed. This is the DIMENSIONS CAKE PAN by NORDIC WARE, it has an 11 cup capacity.

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2Cream softened butter in mixer till creamy.

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3Gradually add in the sugar & lemon gelatin, and beat until blended together and mixture is smooth and no visible granules remain, about 10 minutes.

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4Add the eggs to butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each has been added.

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5While butter mixture is beating, cut the 2 oranges into eights, and add to a food processor and process until mixture looks pulverized, similar to this picture.

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6Measure out lemonade concentrate and buttermilk and set aside till needed.

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7Once butter mixture is creamy and smooth, gradually add in the sifted flour about 1/3 of flour at a time, and alternate with the lemonade and buttermilk. Beating well before adding more flour. May need to scrape down the sides of bowl during mixing process.

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8Now add in the pulverized oranges along with lemon extract and yellow food color if desired, and beat just until blended into cake batter. I had 1 cup of pureed oranges.

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9Divide cake batter evenly between the 2 prepared cake pans or you may use a larger 16 cup capacity cake pan, make sure there is at least 2 inches left in pan to allow for cake to rise during baking. Bake in preheated 325 degree F. oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If using a larger 16 cup capacity cake pan may require additional time about 1 1/2 hours.

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10This is the Blossoms Cake Pan which has a 10 cup capacity. NOTE: SINCE POSTING THE ORIGINAL RECIPE, I FOUND THAT THE CAKE BATTER FOR THIS RECIPE FILLS MORE THAN A 16 CUP CAPACITY PAN, USE A SMALL LOAF PAN OR A SMALLER ROUND TUBE PAN FOR THE REMAINING BATTER. REMEMBER TO LEAVE 2 inch SPACE from top of pan TO ALLOW CAKE TO RISE.

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11Try to wait until cake has cooled completely before cutting if you can wait that long. Add a glaze if desired but we enjoyed eating it plain.

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12This is what the Blossom Lemonade Citrus Pound Cake looked like that I shared with the neighbor.

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13TO MAKE THIS GLAZE RECIPE: Add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 stick softened butter, 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, 1/4-1/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, and the zest of a whole orange in a medium size bowl and beat till blended together. Add more liquid for a thinner consistency or more confectioners sugar for a thicker consistency. Then drizzle over cake in desired manner, over entire cake or just drizzled on top and sides.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American