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Perfect Citrusy-Flavored Lemon Pound Cake

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  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), softened to room temperature
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Eggs 8
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Lemon extract 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon

In a large mixing bowl, cream 1 ½ cups butter and 3 cups sugar together. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 8 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 3 cups flour, a little at a time, mixing well until all of the flour is incorporated and smooth. Stir in 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice and 1 ½ tablespoons lemon extract. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the deepest part of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan, place on a cake stand and let cool completely. I served my Perfect Lemon Pound Cake with Blueberry Sauce and Cranberry-Blueberry Sorbet, with a couple of thin lemon slices and a sprig of mint on the side. My family loved this dessert! I hope you will enjoy it, too! Love, Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Hosting a last-minute get together and undecided on the dessert? Well, instead of serving your guests a dollop of ice cream and some cookies, try whomping this fast and simple lemon pound cake. Betty's perfect version of this yummy treat comes loaded with easy-to-find store board ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, and eggs and takes not less than 40 minutes to make. Serve a slice of it to your guests and see them coming back for more.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1132 Calories from Fat 472

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g82.4%

Saturated Fat 31.3 g156.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 402.9 mg134.3%

Sodium 112.3 mg4.7%

Total Carbohydrates 151 g50.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%

Sugars 102.2 g

Protein 15 g30.9%

Vitamin A 34.6% Vitamin C 2.9%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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