Glazed Honey Lemon Pound Cake is a new favorite this spring. Slightly sweet, with a smooth, rich texture, this lemon loaf confection is perfect for brunch, afternoon tea or simply a Sunday treat with coffee. Truly, a mouth-watering delight you won’t want to miss.
1–1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup heavy cream or buttermilk
For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2–1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a 4 x 8 inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray. Then add a couple of tablespoons of flour to the pan. Tap the baking pan so the flour dusts every crevice of the pan so the lemon cake will easily release from the pan after cooking.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed. Then add the honey and blend until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix after each addition. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the dry ingredients and half of the buttermilk or cream. When mixed, fold in any remaining flour mixture and buttermilk or cream. Don’t overmix, but be sure there are no dry flour pockets in the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Gently tap the pan on a countertop to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
Once cool, drizzle the glaze over the lemon pound cake before slicing and serving.
To make the glaze: Combine the lemon juice, melted butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add additional water or confectioners’ sugar to achieve desired glazing consistency.
If using a 5 x 9 inch loaf pan, reduce cooking time and bake 40 to 50 minutes.
Keywords: Lemon Pound Cake, Honey Lemon Pound Cake, Lemon Bread, Lemon Loaf