Friday, November 18, 2016

Luscious Lemon Pound Cake~A Citrus treat for Thanksgiving

I am going against the grain a bit with this post.  One doesn't normally think of citrus and Thanksgiving in the same breath, but since we are in our home away from home this Thanksgiving and citrus is plentiful, this Luscious lemon pound cake will be a part of our Thanksgiving dessert table.

This cake is so moist and lemony it is a must try.
 Even though the landscape does not look like Thanksgiving it does not mean that we can't be very thankful for the blessings.  Lemons abound and what a great way to use some of them in this moist cake.
The dining room side table is the perfect spot to serve dessert.  A quick tiered tray was made from two plates and a painted clay pot.  It can quickly be unassembled once the party is over.






I would say it tastes somewhat like the Starbucks lemon pound cake and it is certainly moist.  If you have citrus lovers in your Thanksgiving crowd this might be something you might want to try.


Luscious Lemon Pound Cake (Tea Cake)
From Quaker Hill Farm

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook time:  1 hr 15 minutes
Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Grated lemon Peel
  • 4 ½ Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ¼ Cups + 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup Butter Softened
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¾ cups Milk  

  • Icing/Glaze:
  • 4 ½ Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 ¼ cups sugar
  4. Add the softened butter and with a pastry blender add until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in the lemon peel.
  6. In a small bowl add the eggs and beat lightly with a fork
  7. Add the milk to the eggs and combine together
  8. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir until moistened
  9. In the prepared loaf pan add the batter and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer comes out clean.

For Icing/Glaze:
Mix 4 ½ teaspoons lemon juice with 2 tablespoons sugar in a small sauce pan.  Heat stirring constantly over  low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

Poke holes over the top of the cake with a fork or toothpick and then pour the icing glaze over the cake.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
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