Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake
Photo by Martha Holmberg

Ingredients

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

  • Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
    • 3/4 cup butter or stick margarine
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
    • +7 other ingredients


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