First post of 2021!
If there is one thing, I'm consistent about religiously, it's my love for citrus cakes. I've posted many a Lemon Cake recipes and here I'm adding one more to the collection!
Now, about this cake… well, it's perfect! That's how I'll describe this cake. It's packed with refreshing citrus flavour and has a beautiful dense texture. The crusty top with moist tender and tight crumbs is a treat in every bite.
Go ahead, do try it for yourself and let me know how you like it.
Here's hoping and praying for a better and beautiful year ahead…. Happy New Year!
Recipe from here
Here is the recipe…
Please read the “notes” section before proceeding with the recipe.
Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake
- For the cake:
- 1 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons (240g all-purpose or cake flour)
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon (125g unsalted butter, at room tº)
- ½ cup 110g sour cream, at room tº
- 1 ½ cups 300g granulated sugar
- 3 eggs (at room t°)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Zest from 1 lemon
- For the glaze:
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat oven 350ºF/180°C.
- Butter or spray one 9×4 loaf pan.
- Spray or butter the pan and line the bottom with parchment if you want. It makes it easier to remove it later.
- In a large bowl beat butter and sour cream until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Add lemon zest and mix.
- Add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes more.
- Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next.
- Add vanilla and juice.
- Sift flour with baking soda and salt and add it to the butter mixture at low speed, in 2 additions, beating only until well mixed. Don't overbeat.
- Pour into the pan, smooth top, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden and cracked on top and a tester comes out clean. It might take longer depending on your oven and the type of pan you use. If the top is coloring too fast, cover it lightly with a piece of aluminum foil for the last part of the baking.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack, and then unmold.
- Let cool completely before glazing.
- For the glaze:
- Mix powdered sugar and juice until smooth.
- Put the cake on a wire rack and a piece of parchment or aluminum below, and pour slowly along the center of the cake letting it slide to the sides.
- You can rescoop the glaze that drips to the paper and pour it over again.