Monday, March 7, 2011

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Spring is around the corner, its official! Though Coloradans expect a few more snow showers, it's almost pleasant in some parts of the country.  The winter was quite dry this year in Colorado, which is unusual.    The wiles of nature seem to have confused the plants and trees so much, that some of them flowered before time!  You can see proof of these strange happenings in the exhibit below-of the yellow darlings.  These beauties were in my back yard looking perky and pretty until a little busy body in my family decided to change things around a wee bit.

Lemon Pound Cake

As soon as I spotted these flowers, it reminded me how the weather is unpredictable, and it may start snowing the next day.  Which meant the doom of these flowers was pretty close!  I didn’t know how soon.  Before I could engage in such thoughts of the future of these flower, my lil imp had decided their fate.  He had followed me while I photographed them, and when I finished taking the picture, plucked them, and gave it to me.   What a sweet thing to do right? I know! It is one of those moments when you are not sure if your child should be punished or appreciated.  Anyways, I decided to make the most of the situation.  I took pictures of this wonderful pound cake and made the hand-picked flowers a prop.  That is the story of the cruel end of the flowers.  As for the lemon pound cake, their fate ended inside four big tummies. 

Lemon Pound Cake

I loved the texture and mild lemon flavor in this cake

Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients:

For a 9 by 5 inch loaf:

All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cup
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Butter- 1/2 cup
Vegetable Shortening- 1/4 cup
Granulated white sugar- 1 cup
Eggs- 2
Buttermilk- 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Zest and juice from one Lemon

For Glaze:

Confectioner's sugar- 1/2 cup
Lemon juice

Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
2.Cream the butter and shortening together.
3.Add sugar,a little at a time and beat well till its creamy.
4.Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
5.Now add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well.
6.Whisk together the dry ingredients in another bowl.
7.Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Starting and ending with the flour and mixing everything well.
8.Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
9.Cool on wire rack.
10. Make the glazing by mixing together the lemon juice into the sugar, until you get the required consistency.
11.Pour over the cooled cake and wait for some time till it sets.


Lemon Pound Cake

Sending this and Almond cookies to Vaishali's event Spring


Notes:

1.You could make a bundt cake if you double the recipe.
2.If you cut down the butter or shortening your cake will be dry.
3.Deeba has made her cake in a 8 inch round pan, so could you if you want a round cake. :-)

Contributor: Namitha
Recipe Adapted from : Deebas blog ,Food network and All recipes

58 comments:

  1. Cakes like this are my favourtie cake, I love it and this looks so so good and yumm.

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  2. Yummo n so refreshing..love citrus in baked goodies :)


    US Masala

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  3. wow thats looks soooooo deliciously tempting

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  4. This lemon buttermilk pound cake looks awesome. I love it. citrus in baked goodies makes awesome.

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  5. ohh heaven!! adipoli ayittundu ketto superb pic as usual

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  6. Fantastic clicks , mouthwatering cake spring is definately in the air at your blog.

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  7. Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect n yumm!!

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  8. Fabulous cake dear,love citrus flavored pound cake,bookmarked.

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  9. This looks simply beautiful, the yellow flowers add to the beauty.

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  10. you have such a wonderful blog...so colorful and a very good collection of recipes...I'll be happy to follow your blog :-)

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  11. aww the 2nd pic is sooo pretty..i love nythin yellow:)

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  12. Awesome looking cake. Love lemon flavor.

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  13. Looks so perfectly baked yummm:)

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  14. it looks heavenly!..I was comtemplating to make a pound cake....now u have tempted me! :))
    looks refreshing and yum!...love the spring blossoms!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  15. Very refreshing looking cake, loved the click too. Perfect texture and color.

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  16. wonderful and beautiful flowers to match :0)

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  17. Gorgeous looking pound cake! This would be all done in a few mins at my house.

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  18. wonderful and delightful cake. Loved ur fresh pictures !

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  19. Hi Gulmohar

    Cake looks awesome. Must have tasted great as well. You are an excellent photographer as well who makes her preparations look heavenly.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Always wanted to try lemon flavour in my cake..this one is way too tempting

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  21. yummmmmmmmmm.. looks super delicious and soft :) I wish I can grab some. Love the sharp and clear clicks :)

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  22. beautiful pictures and refreshing flavors. the post is breathing spring.

    Soma (www.ecurry.com)

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  23. adipoli namithecheee.....kothiyavunnu....

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  24. Gul, you should be entering this to my event too ---http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/2011/02/announcing-second-guest-event.html

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  25. Wow Looks amazing ..love pound cakes and the pictures r so fresh :)

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  26. Oh sweet, plucking and giving to mom- probably I would appreciate it:)
    That is quiet a spring bloom with lemon scented loaf!

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  27. Love the simple pound cakes...looks so yumm

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  28. Beautiful clicks and lovely cake Nami!!!

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  29. Clicks ellam superb aayittundu, Nami..Lemon flavor ulla cake ethu vare try cheythittilla, will surely try it sometime..

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  30. fabulous cake...what a crumb. I always like cakes baked with buttermilk.

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  31. One word: WOW!!!!!!! Just looking at the texture and wondering if ever will I be able to bake like this!

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  32. Namiiii......this looks awesome.. im getting aroma here.. :)

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  33. very cute presentation and love the lemony cake.

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  34. I know your son through the blog. You should have posted his picture... would be best to share...

    The cake as always is presentable. For the taste, I will have to ask your son. :)

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  35. Actually the simplest cakes tend to be the most delicious.

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  36. Wowwwwwwwwww... looks soooo perfect and inviting.. awesome presentation !!

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  37. itz really refreshing n inviting....beautiful..

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  38. Thank you for using one of my fave recipes. Your cake looks great, as do the beautiful flowers {that once grew in your yard!!}. This is a beautiful post!

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  39. wow, that looks simply awesome and beautiful, love the light glazing on top..delicious!

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  40. Le babeurre donne une très bonne texture au cake.
    J'aime ce cake.
    Je te prends une tranche avant de l'essayer.
    A très bientôt.
    See soon.

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  41. been searching for a good recipe for lemon pound cake, a favorite with my family... a couple i tried earlier didn't come out very well. let me try this recipe.

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  42. Awesoem looking pound cake Nami, I am soon going to try this, its one of my fav cakes :)

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  43. Yumm Yumm!!! one of the few sweets we really eat :)
    beautiful clicks too

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  44. That looks so moist and incredibly tempting!!

    Great blog!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  45. Wow so yummy and flavorful cake.Loved it.

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  46. Those flowers are so pretty. I can't wait to see flowers around here.

    Your cake looks wonderful. I would love to try it with a cup of tea:)

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  47. wow..beautiful cake..hav to try this

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  48. I loved the cake...It's beautiful!!
    Thanks for the entry.

    I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Please visit and collect :)

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  49. Wow....looks extremely drool worthy...love those bright clicks....

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  50. What a lovely texture for this pound cake, Namitha! Must have been a wonderful treat with the flavors of lemon in it.

    Lite Bite

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  51. Bright and lovely, definitely a spring treat.

    Those yellow flowers are quite pretty. We have them here, too, but I don't know the name of them, despite my keen interest in gardening and wild plants. Sigh.

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  52. The flowers look very pretty with the cake. I am so looking forward to spring. I miss Colorado. I thought you moved away sometime back...I guess I must be mistaken.

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  53. Wow, what a great color and looks so moist, love the presentation :)

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  54. Awesome...Bookmarking it..thanks for sharing this !

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