Tuesday, January 27

When life gives you lemons...Make Pound Cake!!

My husband truly has the largest sweet tooth known to man. He has always loved the pound cakes from Starbucks. Dense, sweet, and buttery...but I hate him paying for something I know I can make just as delicious at home. I've search the Internet up and down, back and forth to find a copy cat recipe...but alas nothing was found. Those that were did not measure up to his standards. Starbucks actually buys their cakes from Solana Beach Baking Company who has their recipes under lock and key. So I decided to experiment. 

Took me a little testing and some flops, but I finally have my own copy of their lemon pound cake down to a science. Melt in your mouth zesty lemon flavor and a dense, moist, and heavy texture as pound cake should be. Paired with the lemon icing...its just fabulous. Life can hand me lemons anytime...I'll just make pound cake.

Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
Juice from two medium lemons (approx 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons whole milk
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9x5 loaf pan well. 

In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. 

In mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream butter.  Add sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon extract, lemon juice and oil until mixed well. 

Add dry ingredient mixture to your mixer and blend until smooth. No not over mix. 

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until testing stick comes out clean. Edges should be a dark golden brown and will crisp upon cooling.

Let cake cool before icing.

For icing blend powdered sugar, milk, and lemon extract until creamy. Ice the top of your cake and let the icing drip down the sides of your pound cake.  Let icing set before slicing. 


Rachel Ann said...

Thank you for stopping by on my SITS day last week. I appreciated all the bloggy love! Sorry I'm so long in returning the favor!!!

I love lemon poundcake...that icing looks absolutely decadent!

Gail said...

OOOOOOOOOO,Kendra, that looks gooooood. I don't know where you find the time to do all that you do.

Anonymous said...

The lemon pound cake looks wonderful! Your story reminded me of my husband always having a craving last winter for kung pao chicken - since he had a broken leg, I always had to go get it for him and then one day I just decided to make my own and it was great!

Anonymous said...

YUM! My Grandmother makes a great lemon pound cake, this reminds me of hers.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks so yummy. Moist and delicious. The icing looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I just love pound cake! There is something so cheery about using lemon too.

;) amy

Gloria Chadwick said...

I love lemon cake and your lemon pound cake with lemon drizzle sounds absolutely perfect! Yummy Good! :)

Missew said...

mm this looks sooo good! Thanks for the recipe!

Michelle said...

Oh that looks delicious. And the presentation on the bottom is so neat! I love pound cake but usually find it to be too sweet. I wonder if the addition of the lemon would help. I may have to find out!

Thanks so much for stoppping by my blog today. The SITS feature was so much fun, and I really appreciate all the wonderful comments. I hope you'll come back to visit again soon!

Jodi said...

Ok, I made it - and I don't think it could be more FABULOUS! It is so yummy! The recipe is perfect. I really can't say enough good things about it. =D My kids loved it as their snack after school, and I am thinking I am going to have to make another tonight, since the first one I made is almost gone!
And the frosting. It is the perfect consistancy, and just wonderfully good. LOVE it!
You are awesome Kendra - thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

Carol said...

Looks devine! I have to make this in my house, for my lemon loving crowd.

Jen said...

Fabulous! I made a loaf and it was gone almost instantly. I'm making another tonight so I can have a piece with coffee tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing :)

The Royal Family said...

that looks delicious. How much I gotta pay you to make and mail me one?
The Buzz

Ricardo said...

As per title ...well I think I should make tons of pound cakes...hehe...But this one looks great really how I like my lemon cakes luv ya xxx

ChefBliss.com said...

I LOVE lemon pound cake!!! This looks truly delicious!

Reid said...

So I just found this because I googled how to make lemon pound cake since I love the kind at Starbucks. This is perfect! My first loaf is in the oven right now:) Can't wait to take it out!

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