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Lemon Pound Cake

by Christa on January 14, 2010

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It’s time again for LEMON! With all of the lemon trees at my parent’s house I HAD to use them on something… and well, lemonade just doesn’t “hit the spot.” So… I decided on Lemon Pound Cake! It’s delicious, easy to make, moist and a great compliment to fresh raspberries & cream.

Oh… and new news! Michel (my boyfriend) and I are obsessed with HGTV and any kind of home renovation shows. After only a month in our new place we are eager to make it our own, so we are showing you all of our steps along the way on our NEW BLOG!! Our renovations are inspired by expensive, high-end companies, but we re-due them with a 22 & 24 year-olds budget. Check it out for some sophisticated yet inexpensive ideas! Because hey… love don’t cost a thing! ——> http://makinglahome.blogspot.com/
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar. Mix in the eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts. Gently mix in flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes. Do not open oven door until after one hour. When cake begins to pull away from the side of the pan it is done. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. OPTIONAL: Top with vanilla glaze (whip together: 1 TBSP. melted butter, 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract)

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Abby January 14, 2010 at 1:17 am

I bought a bag of tangerines this week because I'm CRAVING citrus. I guess it's this cold weather making me dream of higher temps! This cake would hit the spot. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. And good luck with your house!


Molly January 14, 2010 at 1:58 am

I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by to see my blog. I just had to check yours out too! It looks like you make some beautiful things! I can't wait to look through your earlier posts and pictures. Happy baking!


Jan January 14, 2010 at 7:26 am

Oooh that cake looks good!
Thank you for stopping by at my blog which has led me to yours. You have a fantastic site here, pleased to meet you!


Amy I. January 14, 2010 at 7:43 am

Thanks for your sweet comment today! Lemon desserts are one of my very favorite things (I have a whole cookbook devoted to them). Your pound cake looks amazing!


Monica H January 14, 2010 at 8:13 am

I just made an orange cake and now i want lemon!


Monica H January 14, 2010 at 8:17 am

Your Dad's art is awesome and I love the green paint color and B&W pics. So much fun. I didn't see a place to leave a comment on your other blog.


Joanne January 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I adore pound cake, especially the lemon flavored kind! Yours looks amazing…like I could ahve bought it in a bakery.

Congrats on the renovations! It will be fun to hear about them as you guys move forward.


Megan January 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I definitely love lemon cake with raspberries! This one looks so moist. Good luck with your home renovations! We watch a lot of HGTV too.


NIcole (dishin') January 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have so many goodies on your site. And, what a cute idea to create mini desserts. Perfect for portion control 🙂


Nicole (dishin') January 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad I found yours too. Your site is adorable and I love mini desserts. I just wish you delivered to Boston 🙂


SprinkleBakes January 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I could definitely use something sunny and lemony since the weather has been so terrible here! Will check out the new blog, sounds neat 🙂


Auntie Cake January 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Went and checked our your new blog, love the paint color and love your new shelves and the pictures. The graffiti pics just jump and scream that they need to be in my home also. Thanks for sharing your ideas. It wouldn't let me post a comment there, so I came over here, and am now adding lemon extract to my shopping list!


Anncoo January 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Looks so good to eat ;D


Bob January 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Pound cake is one of the best things ever. Looks great, I wish I had lemon trees in my yard. Course, they'd all be dead by now. So maybe I dont…


Ingrid January 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Love lemon! This is actually the second blog today that has a yummy leomn post! Thanks for sharing.


Mary January 14, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I love all things lemon, so your pound cake is perfect for me and my family. This is a lovely recipe. Thanks!


cookies and cups January 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

This cake looks awesome and congrats on the new venture!


teresa January 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

i love love love lemon, especially in cakes. this look outstanding!


Sue (Someone's Mom) January 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

This looks delicious! I'm going to check out the other blog because some days it feels as if I'm still living on a 22-year-old's budget! Well, actually…if I would spend less money on my 25-year-old and 27-year-old, the budget would be much better off!



Barbara Bakes January 15, 2010 at 2:31 am

I'd love a slice of this! It looks so moist and delicious!


Sue (Someone's Mom) January 15, 2010 at 3:12 am

Ok…went to the new blog and clicked follow. I tried to leave a comment, but I can't. It doesn't allow me to put in the code word. You might also put a link to this blog on that blog…I had to go back to dashboard to get to you. I loved the project. I think you did a great job with it!



Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) January 15, 2010 at 4:21 am

oh geez, i want some now. that looks so delicious!


Elra January 15, 2010 at 5:52 am

Your cake look so moist and delicious!


Debbie January 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I love pound cakes….yours look so good! I also am addicted to HGTV. I love property virgins on Mondays.


Joanna January 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thuis cake looks lovely! If only I had a garden of lemon trees 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I've added you to my list of yummy blogs to read!


Eliana January 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Cake looks great. And I look forward to following the new blog.


theUngourmet January 18, 2010 at 5:15 am

My son loves the lemon pound cake from Starbucks. I should try making him some myself. Your recipe looks wonderful. Love you new blog too! Your header is really fun!


giz January 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I'm so jealous that you have such easy access to fresh lemons. The ones in our stores these days are looking rather sad. The cake looks amazing.


Jackie January 22, 2010 at 6:24 am


You said you had to use up some lemons, there is no lemon zest or lemon juice in this lemon pound cake recipe.


grace January 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm

boy, do i love pound cake. a bright and citrusy lemon version sounds delightful, and the glaze is the absolute kicker! great cake. 🙂


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