Food: Lemon Pound Cake

Nothing says Spring like lemons and cake! Thanks to Midtown Olive Oil we've found the perfect Lemon Pound Cake Recipe. 

This cake will carry into summer with it's light taste and dense texture. Perfect for parties, gatherings, and potlucks. Can make in large loaf pans, bunt pans, or small pans for individual servings. 

Definitely one of our favorite recpies so far. 

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THINGS YOU'LL NEED

  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Grated Lemon Zest
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 Large Cold Eggs, Plus 1 Cold Egg Yolk
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • ½ Cup Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 1 Cup Midtown Olive Oil Eureka Lemon EVOO
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • Lemon Juice of One Lemon
lemon pound cake - food photographer - food blog
lemon pound cake - food photographer - food blog

DIRECTIONS: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour 2 loaf pans or line with parchment paper.

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt thoroughly in a large bowl and sift together.

Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, beat the sugar, lemon olive oil lemon zest and vanilla on high speed until well blended.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat for 3-5 minutes until mixture is thick and pale yellow. In a small bowl, combine the soy milk and sour cream.

Stop the mixer and pour half of the soy milk mixture.

Beat until blended. Repeat with half of the flour.

Scrape the batter into the two loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool the pans on a rack.

lemon pound cake - food photographer - food blog
lemon pound cake - food photographer - food blog

 

THE LEMON GLAZE: 

Combine zest and juice of one lemon with 1 cup powdered sugar.

Add more powdered sugar if the glaze is too runny.


While pound cake is cooling on the rack; drizzle the glaze on top of the cake while still warm.

lemon pound cake - food photographer - food blog
Jessica Fowler