#BundtBakers ~ Pink Lemon Pound Cake


#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving Bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board right here. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers can be found on our homepage.

This month our host is Anne of From My Sweet Heart and she chose the incredibly perfect lemon for our theme in June. I adore lemon in baked goods. How can you not?! It adds such a freshness, brightness, and perfect tartness to balance the sweetness in cakes, bars, cupcakes, even cookies! Beautiful, vibrant, and fresh - lemon is a fantastic theme for the month of June.


First of all, credit must be given to my adorably monstrous 16-year old (the kid has grown like 20 inches in the past year... ok, not quite. He's nearly 4 inches taller than me already - and he's not done growing yet though). He is the baker extraordinaire for this beauty! I have been attempting to bake this for the past week but one thing or another kept causing it to get bumped to "the next day"... well the next day turned into yesterday. Yesterday was absolutely have to make this right this second and try to get some pictures before all the light disappears after I get home from work!


So I emailed the recipe to Kent (who is home on summer break and enjoying his mostly lazy days at home), and said "help"?? He did, of course, because he's kind of awesome like that, and when I walked into the house this pretty cake was baking away in the oven.


This pound cake is absolutely fantastic. The texture is fascinating - almost crumbly / sandy, but somehow dense and it really stays together pretty well... it's soft but dense... I am confused on how to explain it, because it's got a dual personality it seems. Whatever the texture, it is YUMMY. It has a very subtle lemon flavor, and the bright lemon flavor of the glaze is a perfect complement.


The pretty pink color is absolutely beautiful too - this would be a perfect Easter cake or a lovely Valentine's Day dessert as well. The outside of the cake turns a golden brown, and then you cut in and find the very soft pale interior - perfect pastels!


See all the gorgeous LEMON Bundts shared this month! 
 
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Pink Lemon Pound Cake from Smart School House

Ingredients

For the cake, you will need:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups of white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups of butter (softened)
1/3 cup of milk
6 eggs (3 egg whites & 3 full eggs)
2 tsp lemon extract
1 TBS grated lemon zest
4 lemons

Pink lemon glaze frosting:
1 1/2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
4 TBS lemon juice (more if needed to thin)
1 tiny drop of red food coloring

Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and spray Baker's Joy or grease your desired cake pan.
  2. In a small bowl, pour the milk over 1 TBS of lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder on low speed with an electric mixer.
  4. Add the softened butter, the lemon/milk mixture you made earlier, and 3 egg whites.
  5. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Scrape down the sides, turn the mixer on high and let it mix for 2 whole minutes.
  7. Next, add the lemon extract and lemon zest (blend in at a medium speed).
  8. One by one, at a high mixing speed, add the 3 eggs with 30 seconds between each egg.
  9. Pour the cake batter into your Bundt pan and bake it for 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool in the pan on a baking rack for about an hour, and then gently run a spatula around the outside edges of the cake if needed, to help release it from the pan, and then turn the cake over carefully and allow to complete cooling on the baking rack.
  11. While your lemon pound cake is cooking, mix together the confectioner’s sugar with 4 TBS of lemon juice (more or less to reach your desired glaze thickness). Then add the tiny drop of red food coloring and mix until well blended and a pretty shade of pink. Drizzle this over your cooled lemon pound cake.



Comments

  1. Your son did a fantastic job on the cake. What a baker he is!

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    1. I was pretty proud of him, and I think he was pretty proud too! :)

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  2. A beautiful cake (and your son sounds like a beautiful person as well). Love your twist on pink lemonade. Brilliant!

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  3. Kent did a great job! I love the pink drizzle over this cake.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I loved the drizzle too - so pretty!

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  4. It looks great and beautiful :)

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  5. What a beautiful cake and a pretty glaze! I love that you have a helper in the kitchen now! He did a great job.

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    1. Thank you!! I love that I have a helper too - such a treat to be able to call him up or send him a message and get a head start on dinner during the week too. :)

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  6. Wow ! That pink frosting looks so beautiful! I can't wait for valentines day to try out this idea so will be using it in my very next cake :).

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    1. It will be just perfect for Valentine's Day!!

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  7. Please give my congratulations to your son! He really stepped up to the plate. The cake turned out beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Stacy - I definitely will! He did a great job. :)

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  8. That icing!!!! The way it's just oozing down the sides looks amazing.

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    1. Don't you love the way glaze looks when it's still wet and dripping... yumm!!

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  9. Rebekah! - fantastic job on your bundt of a cake! I love the simplicity of a lemon pound cake topped off with such a pretty pink glaze :-)

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    1. The glaze makes this simple cake a little extra special, for sure!

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  10. Woow Rebekah, this Bundt looks absolutely delicious and gorgeous!! Your son has quite a talent!! Looooove the pink glaze by the way :) Sunshine and love from Spain!! -xx-

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  11. How sweet (no pun intended) that your teenager could come through for you - I'm sure the reward of cake had nothing to do with his willingness to bake. ;-)

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  12. I love that your son stepped in and baked for you. Pretty awesome to have another baker.

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  13. I love the pretty pink color of the glaze on this cake! Such a nice contrast and perfect for summer.

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  14. Such a pretty glaze, I love your choice of adding a pink touch to your lemon pound cake, it looks lovely.

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  15. You had me at pink lemonade! What a pretty and delightful bundt. I love this. xo, Catherine

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