Apr 19, 2013

Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

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Cook's Note: I had a craving for lemon pound cake and found this yummy looking recipe on Pinterest. It was not difficult to make, but mine came out totally dry and didnt have enough lemon flavor. So, I made it again and have tweaked this recipe to include yogurt, which gave it a very nice moistness. I also added more lemon. If you like lemon, you will love this!

What You Will Need: 

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 2/3 cups sugar
3-4 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
5 eggs
1/3 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
2 cups cups unbleached flour + ¼ teaspoon salt, sifted
1 Bundt cake pan


Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F.  Spray non-stick flour spray on a bundt pan.
In your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and creamy (about 3-5 minutes).
Beat in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until just combined after each addition.
Add yogurt and mix well in mixer.
Fold in the flour and salt mixture in 2 batches, mixing after each addition until well combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Spoon the batter into the bundt pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer poked into the cake comes out clean.
Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil if the crust browns too quickly.
Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove the cake from the bundt pan and place onto a wire rack to cool completely.

This "Pinspriation" comes from Recipe Lion

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