- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
- Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over muffins. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews for Lemon Pound Cake Muffins
"These are very light and fluffy muffins and do take some characteristics from their namesake, pound cake. Overall, they are very tasty and well complemented by the lemon glaze, which hardens up with time, but I cannot deny that perhaps they were a little dry and not as perky as pound cake. I wouldn't say this hampers my satisfaction with the recipe, because they were still delicious."
"Very tasty. I love the glaze on top!"
"Love this recipe "
"I won't make these again. They are a bit dry and just so-so tasting."
"I was worried after reading that first comment, that these wouldn't turn out right. Then I was worried when I saw how thick the batter was, but chalked it up to using sour cream instead of milk in the recipe. They turned out great! not too sweet, great for breakfast. They weren't the most moist, but next time I may try to take them out of the oven sooner. I baked them exactly 18 minutes. I will be making these again!"
"This is an excellent muffin! Very moist. The last reviewer must have made a mistake. I like to add some blueberries and I omit the glaze."
"These were dry and just bland. I can't believe this is a contest winning recipe. Did you even try these when you did the contest? Very disappointing!!!!"
"My family is in love with these muffins and requests them often. YUMMY! :)"
"These are very good, did add a little more lemon extract.. As the recipe name states, they are like poundcake. so they are dense. very nice."
"These are very tasty and I love the lemon flavor but I added a little lemon zest and increased the lemon extract to 1 tsp. Usually when I make a glaze for muffins or breads, I only make 1/2 a recipe because it's plenty, as I did in this recipe."