Lemon Pound Cake


Posted: March 25

Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Yield: 20 servings

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You loved our Chocolate Pound Cake and we know you'll love our lemon one, too! The orange liqueur and the tiniest hint of ginger set this lemon cake apart from the rest. This treat is great any time of the day, whether it's with your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or evening dessert wine!


Ingredients

• 3 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 cup butter • 2 cups sugar • 4 eggs • 2 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier) • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest • 1/4 cups buttermilk • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice • 3/4 cup white sugar

Directions

Step 1

Before getting started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 loaf pans with cooking spray, butter, or shortening.

Step 2

Using a sifter or strainer, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt in a mixing bowl. Move to the side for later. In a separate, larger mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together using a hand or stand mixer. Once you have a smooth texture, beat in the eggs. Add the lemon zest, orange liqueur, and buttermilk.

Step 3

Add the flour mixture while gently stirring. Once combined, add the mix to your loaf pans.

Step 4

Bake for about 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Once removed, allow pans to cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

Using a hand whisk or the whisk attachment on your mixer, combine the lemon juice and 3/4 cup of sugar. You should see the sugar dissolve. Drizzle over the loaves while they are still hot! Serve once cooled.


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