I am definitely a chocolate-for-dessert kind of girl. If I'm going to have something for dessert, it is almost always chocolate. (I've shared several here on the blog, such as Chocolate Chocolate Cake and Oven Toasted Dark Chocolate Fluffernutter Sandwiches).
But since making this Lemon Pound Cake, I have been dreaming of making it again. It was sour, sweet and wonderfully dense. This cake may just change my mind when it comes to all-chocolate-all-the-time when it comes to dessert. It is especially good as a springtime treat!
Recipe (adapted from My Recipe Confessions)
1 cup white whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup + 1/4 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 Tablespoons + 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (this was about the juice of 3 lemons for me)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Stir together white whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream 1 cup butter and sugar on medium speed. Beat in eggs one at a time on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. On low speed, mix in vanilla Greek yogurt, sour cream, 4 Tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Mix in half of flour mixture on low speed until completely mixed. With mixer running, slowly pour in buttermilk. Stop the mixer and add the other half of the flour mixture. Stop mixing as soon as the flour mixture is completely mixed into the batter.
Grease a square casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour batter in and bake at 300 degrees for about 70 minutes,
When cake is done baking, make the glaze. Whisk together the 1/4 cup softened butter, powdered sugar, 3 Tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
While cake is still warm, spread about half of the glaze over the top. Once the cake is cool, spread with other half of the glaze.
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