Monday, January 23, 2012

Lemony Buttermilk Cake

I love pound cake - What I don't like are all the calories, so I thought this cake may just do the trick, and since I had a bag of lemons to get rid of, I thought... 
why not give it a go?!? - 

I found this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens 2004 Annual Recipes Book

Lemony-Buttermilk Pecan Cake (I omitted pecans)
3 Cups Cake Flour (Sifted)
2 Cups Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
2/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 cup Softened Butter
5 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
Lemon Oil- Optional (I used lemon zest)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan. Set pan aside.
2.In a medium bowl combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3.In a large bowl beat the softened butter with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the 2 cups granulated sugar, vanilla, and lemon oil until fluffy and light, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 20 to 30 seconds after each addition.
4.Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition and starting and ending with flour. Beat just until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in lemon peel and the 1/2 cup juice. Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
5.Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and the top springs back when touched lightly. Meanwhile, for glaze, in a small saucepan heat and stir the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.
6.Let cake stand for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire cooling rack set over a shallow baking pan. Poke holes in the top of the cake with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Spoon glaze over cake. Cool completely. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

I added a simple confectioner's sugar glaze to the cake and it was delightful!


ninah bee... said...
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ninah bee... said...

I've tried this recipe and it's pretty good! I think my sister may have given it to me...not sure. That cake stand is awesome by the way lol

Shades of Summer said...

Have you tried it Ms. Ninah Bee? I love it, I will make that one quite a bit I am sure. I love those cake stands, I actually got them from Costco (not sure if you have Costco in your area) for 20.00 - a set of two. I am kinda kicking myself for not buying the green ones they were selling also.

Our Delightful Home said...

Thanks for sharing; your cake looks really yummy! I made something similar not to long ago that I will be sharing on my blog soon.

~Mrs. Delightful


Your cake stand is beautiful

Just Me said...

This is

Brandi said...

My husband came home earlier this week requesting that I bake him a cake! Your recipe looks delicious! Can't wait to give it a try!! PS. Summer when you get a sec. could you send me your email?

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi - please check your email. Let me know if you make the cake.

Shades of Summer said...

You should try it Chrissy!

Shades of Summer said...

I love your recipes also- cannot wait to see what you made.

Mrs. Chic said...

that looks so good! pretty cake stand too :)