Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe
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Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

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Here’s the recipe I reach for when I need something tried and true. The old-fashioned cake has a tangy lemon flavor and is a nice dessert for potlucks or most any occasion. —Marianna King, Gastonia, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • LEMON SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 458 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 75-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a wire rack placed over a sheet of waxed paper.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1-1/2 cups, about 10 minutes.
  5. Poke holes in top of cake; spoon about 1/4 cup sauce into holes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over cake. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake in Country June/July 2006, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 458 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"This was a great cake and very easy to make."

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"This recipe was wonderful! I made this cake for my very critical grandmother and kids and got two thumbs up! It didn't last 24hrs!"

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I have made this recipe many times and my family and friends never get tired of it. The lemon sauce makes this cake moist and gives it a nice tangy lemon taste."

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