Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake
Photo by Martha Holmberg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 6-¾ oz. (1½ cups) all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3 to 4 Tbs. confectioners’ sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 4 oz. (½ cup) unsalted butter, slightly soft (70°F)
    • ½ cup buttermilk
    • Zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped or grated

Heat the oven to 325°F. Spray a loaf pan that’s about 8x5x3 inches with a nonstick coating. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well blended. With an electric mixer (I use the paddle attachment on my stand mixer), beat the butter until it’s very pale and little tails have for...

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