From my previous posts on Meyer Lemons, Meyer Lemon Curd
& Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake
, you know I had a bunch of Meyer Lemons to use up.
My quest for a great pound cake came into
the picture too. I had tried a pound cake
earlier in the year with
limited success. Searching the net I came up with this recipe from
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake|
For this recipe I used:
For the Cake - makes 2:
1 1/2 Cups of Unsalted Butter - room temperature
4 Cups of Cake Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
2 3/4 Cups of Sugar
6 Eggs - room temperature
1 Cup of Milk - room temperature
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
Zest of 1 Meyer Lemon
For the Glaze:
2 3/4 Cups if Icing Sugar
1/4 Cup (or less) of Meyer Lemon Juice
My first step is to gather the ingredients together in the right quantities for easy assembly. This included zesting & juicing the Meyer Lemon and double sifting the flour, salt, and baking soda.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Gathering the Ingredients|
I stared by creaming the butter and sugar in my mixer
. This is an important step in a pound cake. This will take 3 to 5 minutes with scraping the bowl down several times. Light and fluffy is the goal.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Creaming the Butter and Sugar|
Next I added in the eggs one at a time. It's important that the eggs are at room temperature or they will not blend in properly.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Adding the Eggs One at at Time|
After all of the eggs have been incorporated it was time to all the flavour. Vanilla & Meyer Lemon Zest. I mixed these in well.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Adding the Flavour|
After the flavouring was added it was time to add the flour and milk. Flour, milk, flour, milk, flour. I made the additions with the mixer on low.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Adding the Flour and Milk |
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake -Adding the Milk|
When the batter had almost been mixed I removed it from the machine and finished it by hand. I filled 2 buttered and floured glass loaf pans
with 1/2 of the batter in each then it was off to a 325˚ oven for about 90 minutes.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Ready for the Oven|
After a testing toothpick came out clean let the pound cakes cool on a rack
for 10 minutes. I removed the cakes from the pans and let them cool. It took about another 90 minutes to fully cool the cakes.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Cooling|
Just as the cakes had finally cooled I mixed the icing sugar and zest with 1/2 of the Meyer Lemon Juice, and added more juice until the glaze was the right consistency.
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake - Glaze|
I glazed the cakes and they were ready to give away and eat!
|Meyer Lemon Pound Cake|
- for best results all ingredients should be room temperature - butter hint here
- a great pound cake recipe - even with Just Vanilla
- use any citrus flavour for this cake