heavenly lemon pound cake (sallye)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By sallye bates
from Austin, TX

Every time I make this cake, it gets rave reviews and is quickly devoured. Even though it is very rich, it makes a wonderful special occasion cake.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 10-12 or more
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For heavenly lemon pound cake (sallye)

  • 3 stick
    real butter only, softened
  • 3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 5 lg
    eggs
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried lemon peel or 1/4 cup fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
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How To Make heavenly lemon pound cake (sallye)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º. Sift flour, baking powder, salt & lemon peel together and set aside
  • 2
    Beat softened butter and sugar together until creamy. Continuing to beat, add eggs one at a time until well mixed
  • 3
    Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to butter and sugar mixture until well blended, ending with flour mixture.
  • 4
    Add lemon juice and vanilla and beat into mixture. The secret to this cake is mixing the batter VERY well.
  • 5
    Fold batter into greased and floured bundt pan. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour
  • 6
    Then do the old "toothpick test" (you know-if you stick a toothpick into the thickest part and if it comes out clean, the cake is done). If necessary, cook for 10 more minutes. You may need to cook it about 10 more minutes
  • 7
    Remove from oven and leave in pan for about 5 minute then turn out onto serving plate (you may have to run a knife carefully around the edges to release the cake from the pan). I hardly ever put any kind of glaze on this cake, but you could if you desire.
  • 8
    Easy glaze: Mix 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 1-1/2 cup sugar in a heavy sauce pan and cook over medium heat just until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and dribble slowly over the cake, allowing it to run down the sides.

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