Perfect Lemon Pound Cake
Picture this: a golden-hued, moist lemon pound cake that practically sings with zesty citrus notes. It’s the kind of dessert that instantly brightens your day and becomes a family favorite. As a seasoned chef, I’m thrilled to share my go-to recipe for the Perfect Lemon Pound Cake.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- Zest of 2 lemons
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with sour cream.
- Fold in lemon zest and juice until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Indulge in the delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors with this Perfect Lemon Pound Cake. Each slice is a celebration of citrus goodness, a treat for your taste buds and a highlight of any dessert spread.
Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 320, Total Fat – 18g, Cholesterol – 95mg, Sodium – 260mg, Total Carbohydrates – 36g, Protein – 4g
Concluding our culinary journey, let the Perfect Lemon Pound Cake be the star of your gatherings, a dessert that embodies the essence of homemade goodness. Share the joy of baking and savoring this delightful creation with your loved ones.