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Homemade Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

I take this cake when asked to bring dessert for potluck lunches. The ladies sometimes come to blows to see who gets to take home the leftovers! —Corkey Addcox, Mt. Shasta, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, egg, oil, orange juice and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in poppy seeds if desired.
  • 2. Pour into a greased and floured 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. For glaze, in a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth; drizzle over cake. Yield: 1 mini loaf (6 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 200 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.