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Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

By: Chef Jennifer Hill Booker Your Resident Gourmet

Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake
This image courtesy of www.yourresidentgourmet.com

Using fresh lemon juice to make it moist and delicious, this delicious cake recipe is just like the kind ma used to make. Sugary and sweet, it's perfect for breakfast or dessert. Treat your family to an American classic.

Yields: 1 cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups cups unbleached flour + teaspoon salt, sifted
  • 1 Bundt cake pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Butter and flour a bundt pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric beater until the mixture is pale and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
  5. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until just combined after each addition.
  6. Fold in the flour and salt mixture in 2 batches, mixing after each addition until well combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  7. 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.
  8. Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil if the crust browns too quickly.
  9. Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake from the bundt pan and place onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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