Thursday, August 02, 2007

Lemon Pound Cake

My hubby complaint last night that I hardly bake for him anymore. Actually is not that I don't want to bake but is just that the weather is so hot nowadays and I don't want to crank up the oven. Temperature today is like 96 degree. So here is your favorite lemon cake sweetie :-)

Ingredients :

1/2 pound of butter (2 sticks)
2 cup of sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
2 lemon zest
1/4 of lemon juice
3/4 cup of buttermilk or milk
1 tsp of vanilla

Glaze:

1 cup of powder sugar
2 tbsp of lemon juice

1) Pre-heat oven to 325 degree F. Prepared and butter 2 loaf pans
2) In a bowl combined buttermilk, lemon zest and juice
3) Sieve flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
4) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
5) Add in eggs, one at a time, beating until well incorporated after each
6) Slow down the mixer, then add in flour mixture in 3 parts alternately with the buttermilk mixture in two part. Beginning and ending with flour. Beat just until smooth (do not over mix)
7) Divide batter evenly between the two pans. Smooth the top and bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. It will take around 50-60 min
8)Turn out cakes and let it cool. Pour glaze over the cake.

Glaze :

Mix powder sugar and lemon juice. It should be thick but spreadable over cake. Add more sugar or lemon juice if necessary.

13 comments:

PrincessJournals said...

96? omg! thts hot! i pun nowadays mesti berpeluh2 bila masak. even at night. sigh.. btw, ur cake looks good.

Ms eNVy said...

OH YUM! .. nice one Gert .. btw I know how you feel about cranking up the oven when the heat is unbearable .. as for myself I don't even feel like cooking at all :-)

aiyah nonya said...

Hi!

I am drolling already. Yours look better than mine.
With the glaze topping some more....

I really need to practise my baking.

A lovely cake justright for the weekend.

I Cook4Fun said...

Thanks everyone

PJ, is really hot here. You are lucky to be in OC and is not that bad. Is hot but at least not humid. Sini hot and humid

Envy, with this heat I just cook something simple which don't take to much time. Normally is just a salad.

Nonya, your cake look good too.

Rita Ho said...

Farina, Norma, Gert .... get a cooling bandana, leh. It really works wonders!

As for the lemon cake, Carlos is one lucky guy! :)

beachlover said...

Aiyo!! Gert...your hubby is a lucky guy lor!!..just complain you didn't bake cake for him..now sudah ada Lemom cake!!!..Yummy!one piece for me please!!

I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, I am going to buy the bandana online today. Cannot tahan the heat ;(

Lesley, sayang husband so have to try to take good care of him :) So when are you coming to PA for a visit. I bake the cake for you.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Pandai Carlos ordered Lemon Cake ya... Hehehe. Nevermind lah Gert kan, as long as hubby sayang sama Gert, nak masak 8-course dinner pun no problem wei. ;D

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, I memang pandai ambik hati Carlos through his stomach :) He just have to tell me apa dia nak makan and I will try to cook it for him. Nanti I can mintak dia belikan I Coach baru hehehe

Retno Prihadana said...

It looks nice! My kids love this cake. I used to buy only from ready to bake package. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I´ll try it someday.

I Cook4Fun said...

Retno, do try this recipe. This cake is really lemony and buttery at the same time.

PEARLY said...

hi dear :
my hubby also the same he always dare me say I dare you can't bake this pudding or I dare you can't cook this ect..... then when he back from work the diner he dare me will a put in front of his face , now I am learnin g when he say I dare you I say yes I know I am such a stupid women I don't think I can do it so here D.I.Y hahhhaah.

this cake look lovely and yummy can I have some please .......

I Cook4Fun said...

Pearly, we woman cannot be challenge. Mati mati also must make it :) Sure you can have some. Come and visit me lah