Double Lemon Pound Cake

Double Lemon Pound Cake

  

January 25, 2010

If you like, brush still-warm pound cakes with a glaze made with equal amounts lemon juice and sugar, simmered until the sugar dissolves, or pour a little of the syrup from your preserves jar and use it to brush overtop.

  • Makes: Makes 2 loaf cakes.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup canola oil

2 cup sugar

finely grated zest of a lemon

5 large eggs

juice of a lemon

3/4 cup milk

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

4 sweet preserved lemon wedges (about 1 lemon), finely chopped (optional - fresh or frozen berries would also be great)

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil, sugar and lemon zest for 2-3 minutes, until pale yellow and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

3Stir the lemon juice into the milk and set aside for a few minutes to thicken. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4Add about a third of the flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Add half the milk in the same manner, then another third of the flour, the rest of the milk and the rest of the flour. Stir in the chopped lemon.

5Divide the batter between two 8”x4” loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden and tops are springy to the touch. Let cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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