Thursday, January 24, 2013

~ Lemon Pound Cake ~

Such an easy cake ~ and so moist and good!  I made this one for a young lady that works with my daughter.  She is quite the character and so much fun. Since her real Mom lives in Virginia, I told her I would adopt her and be her Texas mom!  She and my daughter both love, love lemon anything, especially this cake.

It's great anytime, especially with a cup of great coffee or tea.  

Hmmm, all that lemony goodness!  And below is the "baby" cake I made for my daughter.  The batter is really too much for most of my Bundt pans so there's always a small cake as a left over or extra gift.

Just practicing for Valentine's Day here with a heart shaped cake pan!

This is the same recipe I posted earlier here ~

Preheat oven to 350'

For the lemon cake I used:
1 box Lemon Flavored Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 c. water ~  I used 3/4 c. water and 1/4 c. lemon juice
Put all ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix well.  Right before you're ready to stop mixing, add 
1 can Lemon Frosting Mix (the tubs)
Just kinda fold it in or mix carefully and you're done with this part!

Pour batter into a greased & floured (Baker's Joy works well) Bundt pan.  Fill about 3/4 full ~ it
will overflow if you add more.  Don't ask how I know that!  :)  This is why I always use a small dish or pan for the remaining batter.

Bake about 40-50 min ~ depends on your oven and the size of your pan.  Check with a cake tester prior to removing from the oven.  Cool in the pans about 10 min and then turn out onto a cooling rack and leave until thoroughly cooled.  Place on your serving dish and drizzle a glaze over it.
For this cake, I used powdered sugar, a bit of vanilla extract and 1/2 & 1/2.  Mix until smooth and drizzle over the cake.  Of course, you could use lemon extract or lemon juice instead of vanilla.

I promise you'll love it!  I've tried many different flavors...and for my family the winners are the German Chocolate, this Lemon and the Confetti mixes that are offered around the various holidays. The grands get a kick out of those!

I've mentioned this before but thought I'd address it again.  My kitchen is tiny ~ a real, one butt affair!  :)  I just don't have the space to show a lot of ingredients or the various steps of a recipe. Many bloggers do and it's a pleasure to see I know.  

Try this recipe and let me know what you think, ok?

P.S.  I've received so many kind notes re: my eye problems.  I was supposed to go back today for a check-up, however, I woke up to a water leak in my laundry room and had to reschedule.  Do you think someone's put a pox on me?  ;-)   My eye is better and I'm so grateful!  I go in Monday.

Joining ~ 


Barbara F. said...

Your cake looks luscious, Pat. How nice to be there for your daughter's friend who is far from home. Glad to hear your eye is doing better. Sorry to hear about the water problem. It's always something, isn't it? Life....sigh. xo

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Hmmm, frosting mixed IN the batter? My mouth is watering right now! There's nothing like a great lemon cake, I'll have to try this one Pat!

Leslie Harris said...

I'm trying this recipe! I love lemon. Thanks Pat
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Ginger Zuck said...

Both those cakes are beautiful! I love them and I love lemon even more. I will definitely have to bake one and give the large one away!! LOL, thanks and have a great weekend.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Oh, my goodness but this looks delicious! I love anything lemon as well. Going to have to try this one, Pat. Thanks for the recipe!

Patricia Reitz said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... this cake makes me long for summer. Pinning it for sure.

Patricia @ ButterYum

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yummy, the cake looks so good! I love that there's extra for a little mini to enjoy and one to share!


Bliss said...

I do love me some lemon....


Suzan Sweatman said...

That looks delicious Pat - and love that you have enough batter to make a small one ( the heart is so perfect for Valentine's day )
And very happy to hear your eye is better!
Big hugs,
Suzan said...

YUM! Lemon cake is my all time favorite, and yours is just gorgeous, I love your bunt cake mold. I will be making this very soon, thanks for sharing it with us.
xo Lisa

NanaDiana said...

That looks delicious, Pat. You put the icing IN the cake? I bet that is rich! xo Diana

Miz Helen said...

Hi Pat,
This is a beautiful Lemon Pound Cake and Lemon is one of my favorites. Didn't you just love the warm weather we had, awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

kitty said...

Your cake looks beautiful. Pat, and I know it must taste delish!! I love that you get a big and little cake from it. It's good to know that your eyes are doing better, but now I leak in your laundry room?? I hope it's all fixed and you'll have a relaxing weekend.

Candace said...

Mmmmm...a slice of this and a cup of coffee would be perfect this afternoon. Hope you are doing well!

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my, I'll bet it's absolutely delicious with that frosting!! We came home to a laundry room flood last week, too - what a mess! said...

What pretty and delicious-looking cakes, Pat! I love lemony sweets!

Finding Home said...

Looks super yummy! Thanks so much sharing! Take care, Laura

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, this is such a great keeper recipe! I am not a baker, but I do love recipes that I call "doctor the box"!
You bet I'll be making this!
Come and share this at ON THE MENU MONDAY at StoneGable! Link goes live at 8:00 pm! YUMMY!

Diana @ our vintage home love said...

It looks delicious!! xo

Cottage and Broome said...

Pat, yours cakes look so yummy, I like anything with lemon too. So nice to take a special interest in someone who's Mom is far away. Have a great week, Laura

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh boy that looks so good first thing in the morning Pat. I am sorry about your eye and hope it is OK...along with the leak. YIKES, not a great week.