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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.8
  • Total Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 67.7 mg
  • Sodium: 184.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Lemon Pound Cake

Submitted by: NICA717

Introduction

Unbelievably delicious lemon pound cake from Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa). Her recipe is an Orange cake and you can swap out the lemons for oranges to make that version. Unbelievably delicious lemon pound cake from Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa). Her recipe is an Orange cake and you can swap out the lemons for oranges to make that version.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    Butter, unsalted, 2 sticks-room temp
    Granulated Sugar, 2.5 cup
    Egg, fresh, 4 large -room temp
    Lemons, 3-6, zested and juiced to give 1/3 cup zest and 3/4 juice
    Flour, white, 3 cup
    Baking Powder, .5 tsp
    Baking Soda, .5 tsp
    Kosher Salt, 1 tsp
    Buttermilk, lowfat, .75 cup -room temp
    Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch loaf pans.

Cream the butter and 2 cups of granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the juice, the buttermilk and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures to the batter alternately, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

While the cakes bake, cook the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1/2 cup juice in a small saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. When the cakes are done, let them cool for 10 minutes. Take them out of the pans and place them on a baking rack set over a tray. Spoon the syrup over the cakes and allow the cakes to cool completely.

Option: To glaze the cakes, combine 1 cup confectioners' sugar (sifted) and 1 1/2 tablespoons juice in a bowl, mixing with a wire whisk until smooth. Add a few more drops of juice, if necessary, to make it pour easily. Pour over the top of one cake and allow the glaze to dry. Wrap well, and store in the refrigerator.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICA717.






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