Monday, September 08, 2008

TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY


This recipe is totally awesome. It is super-simple....a one bowl job. This cake is my oldest son's favorite. If you like lemon, you will LOVE this.

LEMON POUND CAKE

ingredients:

(cake)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apricot nectar* or orange juice
3/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons lemon extract
4 eggs

*you can find apricot nectar in the juice section, or in the Mexican food section*

(glaze)

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice

Heat oven to 325. Generously grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan. (I spray with Baker's Joy) In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. remove cake from oven. with along-tined fork, poke deep holes every inch. In small bowl, blend glaze ingredients until smooth. Spoon half of glaze over hot cake in pan. Let stand upright in pan 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Spoon remaining glaze over cake. Cool completely.

While spooning glaze over inverted cake, I use a pastry brush and brush the glaze onto every part of the cake. (This gives it a nice tang.)

To garnish, I like to thinly slice lemon and dredge them in powdered sugar. A slice of the cake with a slice of candied lemon.....my mouth is watering, just thinking about it.

ENJOY!

8 comments:

Deanna said...

Lemon + pound cake = perfection!

Lynn said...

I love lemon. This looks really good. Thanks.

Lynette said...

I love lemon and I love pound cake! As a diabetic, I'll have to try it with a sugar/Splenda blend though. Worth a shot! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Paula said...

Oh pooh, I don't have lemon extract or Oj!

Sounds good though. We have a tall computer cabinet needing a new home right in front of the oven so I can't back anything! Darn!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love pound cake and I never make it. Thanks for the recipe. I am glad that I will have a good, reliable recipe for the next time I think about cooking one. Love the citrus!

Alicia said...

Yummy!! I love lemon cake!! Thanks for posting this!

-T- said...

I love this cake of yours! I am not a big lemon eater but this one is delicious! Those who try it should love it!

A happy heart at home said...

This must be absolutely delicious! Now I want to make it!

~Susan