Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{What's Cookin' Wednesday} Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake

Are you ready for the next edition of What's Cookin' Wednesday?  With it being summertime and a holiday weekend, there weren't a whole lot of gourmet meals going on around here... so how about something a little sweet?  I found this recipe in a magazine feature all about pound cakes!  (You better believe I tore out every page...) Enjoy!

Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 cup sweetened flake coconut, divided

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light & fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition.

2.  Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning & ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in lemon zest & 1/2 cup coconut. Pour batter into a greased & floured 9×5 inch loaf pan.

3.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack & cool completely (about 1 hour).

Lemon Glaze:

Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp. milk, and 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, adding an additional 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time for desired consistency.

4.  Spoon lemon glaze over cake and sprinkle with coconut.  (For a fancier look, toast large coconut shavings and use those instead!


1 comment:

  1. What a yummy looking pound cake. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up.


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