Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

I got this recipe from a friend on an Internet food forum. It's from Southern Sideboards (Jackson Jr. League cookbook). The glaze recipe is a recipe I had jotted down on a piece of scrap paper from years back. Rather than a tube pan, I used a bundt pan. This is an easy cake to assemble and remove from the pan. I did not read the recipe carefully and put it in a preheated oven. It turned out great with baking time of 1 hour, 15 minutes at 325 degrees.


1½ cups butter
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups unbleached flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch salt
½ teaspoon baking powder

Grease and flour a large tube pan (I used Baker's Joy of course).
Cream butter and sugar till smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour a little at a time. Slowly add milk, flavouring and salt. Put in the baking powder last. Pour batter into pan and place in cold oven. Turn temperature to 325ºF and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan.


1 cup confectioners sugar
2 T fresh lemon juice

Sift sugar, add lemon juice and mix well. Pour over warm cake.

Out of oven on cooling rack:



  1. Southern Sideboards is one of my favorite cookbooks, Hilary! Glazed Lemon Cake is a wonderful tea cake to make for gifts -- so easy and so delicious. Haven't made this particular version but will very soon. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Hey Hilary. It looks great! Just a note though. This recipe that I posted on CK is not the exact recipe that is in Southern Sideboards. I did start with that one, but made a few changes.

  3. Thanks Becky, there are so very many twists to this pound cake recipe out there.