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Citrus Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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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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)
lemon, zested
2 1/2 tsp
teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 c
cake flour
1 c
heavy whipping cream


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

How to Make Citrus Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1FOR CAKE:
  • 2Preheat 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.
  • 3Divide 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.
  • 5In 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

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About Citrus Pound Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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

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