Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

A delicious pound cake glazed with lemon – a yummy dessert treat!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups sugar
1
cup butter, softened
4
eggs
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
3
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup milk

Glaze

1/3
cup sugar
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons butter
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon peel.
  • 2 On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and milk until smooth, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart nonaluminum saucepan, heat glaze ingredients over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted.
  • 5 With long-tined fork or skewer, generously prick top and sides of cake. Brush warm glaze over cake, allowing glaze to soak into cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes, before serving. Garnish with powdered sugar and edible flowers, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    330mg
    330%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    48g
    48%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    30g
    30%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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