Easy Lemon Pound Cake
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An easy lemon pound cake is a perfect summer dessert, snack, special occasion, or just because cake. It's easy to make and has really bright flavors.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (divided)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • Topping
  • ½ cup confectionery sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Butter and flour a 4" x 8" loaf pan and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together until mixture is light yellow in color.
  4. Add in 1 egg at a time, blending well before adding next egg.
  5. Add flour, in thirds. This keeps the flour from flying out of the mixing bowl. Just mix until the flour has been dampened before adding the next bit of flour to the mixture.
  6. Add in baking powder, vanilla, salt and lemon zest. Blend well.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick, inserted in cake, comes out clean.
  8. Once the cake has cooled mix together the confectionery sugar and lemon juice.
  9. Pour over top of the cake and let it run down the sides.
  10. Let the cake rest until the glaze has set.
  11. Slice and serve.
To test the doneness of a pound cake, insert a toothpick just to the side of the large crack running down the middle of the cake. This is where you want the toothpick to come out clean.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at http://mymansbelly.com/2016/08/16/easy-lemon-pound-cake/