Lemon Pound CakeSubmitted by: NICA717
IntroductionUnbelievably 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.
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
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.