Spring is in full bloom here in the South! With such good weather, there is no better way to enjoy it than a refreshing pound cake. Lemon Lavender Pound Cake to be exact! Sweet, light, fluffy and refreshing this pound cake is perfect for afternoon tea times or a light dessert after dinner. With only a few ingredients this recipe is sure to be a hit! I’m so thankful I found this recipe printed off and tucked in one of my grandma’s magazines. Good food and good memories. Happy and Blessed Thursday everyone!
Lemon Lavender Pound Cake
1 cup. Unsalted Butter
2 cups. Granulated Sugar
5 Large Eggs
3 cups. Cake Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
8 oz. Sour Cream (light)
1 1/2 tsp. Lavender Flowers
2 Lemons (Zested with 1 tsp being Finely Zested)
1 lemon (Juiced. Roughly 2 1/2 tbsp)
2 tsp. Dried Lavender Flowers
2 tbsp. Hot Water
1 cup. Confectioners Sugar
Gather the ingredients and Preheat oven to 325 F.
Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt Pan.
Cream butter with granulated sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, along with half of the sour cream. Beat until well blended.
Repeat with another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the remaining sour cream, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until smooth and well blended.
Fold In the 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers and the juice and zest of 2 lemons. Spoon into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Instructions for Glaze:
Gather the ingredients.
Heat lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon) and 2 teaspoons lavender flowers in the microwave or on the stovetop. (Note: Heat just until hot to bring out the lavender flavor a bit.)
Strain out flowers; set juice aside and discard the flowers.
In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, hot lemon juice, and enough hot water to make a good drizzling consistency.
Drizzle over the cooled (can be slightly warm) cake.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Credit: http://www.thespruceeats.com
Original Recipe Link: https://www.thespruceeats.com/lemon-lavender-pound-cake-3059865