Thursday, December 22, 2016

Italian Lemon Pound Cake

I made this to take to a neighborhood Christmas party last week.  It was very good!

Italian Lemon Pound Cake
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup of sour cream
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tsp. of fresh ginger, minced
Zest of 2 lemons ( about 2 tbsps.)
1 teaspoon of vanilla


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees

1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla, ginger, and lemon zest.

2. Mix half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix in the buttermilk and then add in the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until the flour disappears. Pour the cake batter into a bundt pan that has been generously sprayed with baking spray.

3. Bake for 70 to 80 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn the cake over on a cake platter. Spread half  the lemon glaze over the warm cake so that the glaze can soak into the cake. Let the cake cool completely and drizzle the rest of the glaze over the cake.

Lemon Glaze

1/4 c butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoon lemon juice, at room temperature

Cream the butter and slowly add the powdered sugar and lemon juice together and mix until the glaze is smooth.

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