Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze
From the time I start Caillou on demand, I have exactly 27 minutes to get something done before the whining starts. I have had a hankering for lemon cake and also for pound cake. My Mom makes a really good pound cake, but I’d never tried my hand at it myself. I decided as I pressed “play” to use my 27 minutes to make a pound cake from scratch.
Since my mom wasn’t available to give me her recipe, I hit the googs and found some recipes. As this is a last minute thing, I didn’t have some of the ingredients the recipes called for, until I found this one on Recipesfromscratch.com. The recipe calls for all your standard cakey ingredients, but it also called for pineapple yogurt. Since I didn’t have any pineapple yogurt, I used what I had, lemon, and since those slimy bastards have cut down the size of a small container of yogurt to 6 ounces, I had to add 2 more ounces of vanilla yogurt. I get really annoyed when they change serving sizes to save money. Ever run into a recipe that uses a 16 ounce can of veggies? How about a 7 ounce can of tuna? 32 ounce can of tomatoes? Annoying. I like vintage recipe books, but you are lucky to find the same size containers these days.
Anyway, what I really liked most about this recipe is that you just dump it all in the bowl and mix it up with a mixer. No beating egg whites separately, no sifting ingredients together. Just dump and go. Perfect for the 27 minutes I had to whip this cake up.
Just as I popped the cake into the oven, Out of Time Toddler was whining at the gate with the remote in her hand. 50 minutes later, the house was filled with delicious cake smells, and the cake was done. (Maybe a little too done around the edges. I’ll check it at 45 minutes)
When the cake had cooled enough that I could get my knife in without burning myself on the stoneware, (Yes, I was a pampered chef consultant. I have just about every piece of stoneware they made when I was selling. You’ll see a lot of that in my kitchen, I was my #1 customer!) I got a slice out to cool and drizzled a lemon glaze over it. The lemon glaze was a completely out of my head recipe that is basically juice of 1 lemon, and about 1.5 cups of confectioners sugar. I also added a cap full of vanilla, but it turned the glaze darker than I’d like, but it really brightened the flavor. The lemon glaze just melted into the cake most deliciously.
OoTToddler and I snuggled on the couch and ate our warm treat. We’ll leave OoTDaddy a slice for when he gets home from work. All in all, it was a good 27 minutes spent. Bonus: I didn’t have to watch Caillou, again, for the 4,000th time. Yay me!