Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze

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My mother's blue-ribbon pound cake recipe. It always gets rave reviews.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 pound cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

  2. Beat white sugar and 1 1/2 cups butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg into the butter mixture before adding the next.

  3. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture; mix well. Pour in 1/2 the buttermilk and beat until combined. Repeat adding the remaining flour mixture and buttermilk, beating well after each addition, and ending with the flour mixture. Stir lemon extract into batter. Pour batter into prepared tube pan.

  4. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 60 to 75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a cake platter or plate.

  6. Beat confectioner's sugar, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons butter, and lemon zest together in a bowl until glaze is smooth. Pour about half the glaze over the cake; let cool. Pour remaining glaze over the cake.

    close up view of slices of Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake with Aunt Evelyn's Lemon Glaze garnished with lemon and fresh mint on a plate
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

630 Calories
27g Fat
92g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 630
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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