Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

I recently made my favorite Pound Cake to take to my Mother-in-Law's for a Family Sunday visit. I made this cake with Lemon flavoring, but you can easily change the flavor for a different cake, for instance, if you want to make this cake for Valentine's Day. The recipe calls for Lemon extract, and you could use Rose Flower Extract (fabulous flavor, I use in cupcakes) and add red or pink food coloring for a festive Valentine colored cake. Decorate with candy hearts. This is a simple recipe, easy, fun and DELICIOUS.......


POUND CAKE



all ingredients to room temperature 













3 cups sugar




3 sticks butter ( 1 1/2 cups),  room temperature




6 eggs, room temperature








3 cups sifted all purpose flour (I use cake flour)



add
3/4 cup sierra mist, or (your choice of fruit juice, soda, or nectar)
3 teaspoons pure lemon extract, or (your choice of flavoring)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Select your favorite bundt cake  pan. I'm using Williams Sonoma's Cathedral Cake Pan



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream sugar and butter in mixing bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. add eggs to mixture one at a time and mix well between each. Add flour to mixture a little at a time and mix well. Add extract and your choice of liquid to batter and mix well.
Pour batter into a lightly greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before turning out onto a cake platter.

Glaze
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of lemon juice, more if needed, or (your choice of liquid)
Mix liquid into powdered sugar. Add more if needed to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake while warm.




VOILA
















2 comments:

  1. YUMMO. Thanks for posting. Beautiful pics!

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  2. Looks delicious and beautiful! Love pound cake with a lemon glaze! ~ sarah

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