Easy Fresh Lemon Pound Cake – Do you have a favorite homemade lemon pound cake recipe?
Uncle Wen’s egg-rich fresh Lemon Pound Cake is not for the faint of heart and no friend of the waistline but once you’ve had a bite of this old fashioned classic pound cake – nothing else compares.
He used to entice us to come visit by saying “I’ll make a lemon pound cake!”…as if we needed a reason to see his smiling face.
This pound cake was definitely reserved for special occasions. Although we first tasted it back in the late 50’s and again in the early 60’s, he never shared the recipe – probably scared to shed light on the ingredients.
There are much lighter versions of this pound cake, even glazed lemon pound cakes, but your owe it to your taste buds to baking a pound cake flavored with fresh lemons. Make it at least once- the old fashioned way.
All I remember is the incredibly moist yet dense texture of the cake. It simply melted in your mouth. He may have baked other goodies we never knew about but this cake became his trademark recipe.
In time, I found his famous recipe written on the flyleaf of an old cookbook that I inherited. It has become a family favorite reserved for the holiday season.
Our waistlines can’t afford it more often than once a year!
P.S. The Starbucks lemon pound cake comes in a close second in the old fashioned flavor department! But how can you beat this? Only 6 ingredients add up to an easy recipe for one of their best selling dessert – lemon pound cake.
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