Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
José Picayo
A drizzle of lemon-infused glaze gives this buttery citrus cake a sweet finish.

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Serves 12
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
180
minutes

Ingredients

1
cup
unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature, plus more for the pan
2 1/2
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
1
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon
baking soda
1/2
teaspoon
baking powder
3
cups
granulated sugar
2
tablespoons
finely grated lemon zest, plus 6 tablespoons lemon juice
6
large eggs, at room temperature
1
cup
plain full-fat Greek yogurt
1
cup
confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and lemon zest on medium-high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice, then the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the yogurt, and then the remaining flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and 1 of the remaining tablespoons of lemon juice until smooth, adding the remaining lemon juice as necessary to create a thick, but pourable glaze.
Charlyne Mattox
March 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 532
  • Fat 21 g
  • Sat Fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 151 mg
  • Sodium 279 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Carbohydrate 82 g
  • Sugar 61 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 45 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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