Are you tired of lemon yet? No? Good. Because I have two more lemon recipes for you. The first one? This Lemon Pound Cake.
I’m going to go out on a limb and call this cake magical. Pure, delightful magic.
Unicorns flew around my kitchen.
There was a wizard sitting on my oven, a fairy in my hair, a mermaid swimming in my sink, and I think I even saw Harry Potter sneaking around my dining room.
Even if you think you don’t like lemon; if you swear up and down that lemon desserts are not your thing (ahem, MOM), you would like this pound cake.
Really, magic. Like the tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny. Only better.
I was worried about making something so…normal. I mean, you know me. When I make lemon desserts, I make them into cookies or fudge. I add cookies into blondies and Red Hots into Chex. I don’t do “normal” very often.
But a friend asked me if I had a lemon pound cake recipe. She was having a monster lemon pound cake craving. I still had a bag of lemons in my fridge…so how could I say no? Challenge accepted.
The cake part is a Martha Stewart recipe. I mean, Martha is rarely wrong, right? The cake is light and fluffy, while also dense. And it’s perfectly lemony thanks to the addition of lemon juice and lemon zest. I used Meyer Lemons in this, because that is what I had. This would be just as good with regular lemons too!
When the cake comes out of the oven, you cool it slightly and then remove it from the pan. And that’s when you add the magic to it. In this instance, the magic wand is in the form of a lemon glaze, made of sugar and water and lemon. You boil it down, simple-syrup style and pour it over the warm cake.
Then you make a lemon drizzle out of powdered sugar and lemon juice and pour that over the top of the cake once it’s cooled.
It’s the Lemon Trilogy. Pure magic!
And you know the most magical part? This recipe makes TWO pound cakes. One to give…and one to eat
all by myself in front of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
See? Magic, I tell you. Unicorns, lemon, and all.
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