Basic Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

05/09/2012

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This pound cake has a hit of tanginess and sweetness in the glaze and balances out quite well with the rest of the cake. I made this when I had a lot of lemons and had the “ I don’t know what to do with all them” moment. I think I ended up making a lot of lemony treats that week, but it was definitely a nice switch from just having chocolate treats at home.

 

If you’re after a light treat for the week then you might want to try this one out!

 

 

 

Serves 8

 

250g unsalted butter, softened

250g caster sugar

250g plain flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs, lightly beaten

3 tbsp milk

 

Preheat oven to 180°c and grease a 20cm round cake tin

 

Combine butter, sugar and vanilla for about 7-8 minutes until it’s pale

 

Reduce the speed and slowly add the egg mixture into the mixer followed by an occasional spoonful of flour

 

Add the remaining flour and fold the mixture over onto itself. Fold in the milk

 

Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 50-60 minutes

 

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before putting the glaze on it

 

Lemon Glaze

 

250g icing sugar

2 tbsps lemon juice, freshly squeezed

 

Sift the icing sugar into a bowl

 

Add the juice and mix until all is combined and spread over the cake

 

*Add extra lemon juice if you prefer