Pink Lemon Pound Cake
Boy-oh-boy do I have a pretty little recipe to teach you today! My Pink Lemon Pound Cake is like no other! It’s easy to make but your guests will be so impressed with your creative masterpiece. This DIY lemon pound cake recipe is one that will get you noticed! Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a Valentine’s Day party, a spring or summer soirée, or just celebrating life at home, THIS pretty pink pound cake will be a hit.
While it is light and fluffy, it is also very decadent and packed with a lemon flavor that will please any pound cake lover. I baked mine in a circular cake dish (as opposed to a typical pound cake bundt pan). Why? Because it’s cuter!
For the cake, you will need:
- 3 cups of white flour
- 2 cups of white sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups of butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 6 eggs (3 egg whites & 3 full eggs)
- 2 tsp. lemon extract
- 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
- 4 lemons
For the pink lemon glaze frosting, you will need:
- 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
- 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tiny drop of red food coloring
Preheat your oven to 350 and spray pam or grease your desired cake dish.
In a small bowl, pour the milk over 1 Tbsp. of pure lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes (this lemon/milk mixture is key!)
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder on low speed with an electric mixer.
Add the softened butter, the lemon/milk mixture you made earlier, and 3 egg whites.
Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Then, scrape anything down from the sides, turn that mixer on high and let it mix for 2 whole minutes!
Now, add the lemon extract and lemon zest (blend it in at a medium speed).
One by one at a high mixing speed, add the 3 eggs with 30 seconds between each egg.
Pour the cake batter into a pretty baking dish and bake it for 50-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (you know that trick, right?)
The baking time largely depends on the size of your dish(s). The cake will rise and the top will turn brown. The inside will be a pale yellow…the perfect color to compliment a pink glaze frosting!
While your lemon pound cake is cooking, mix together 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar with 6 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then, add the tiny drop of red food coloring. Pour this over your cooled lemon pound cake.
My kids prefer to dip their cake into the pink lemon glaze frosting –
kids love to dip their food!
Check out your Pink Lemon Pound Cake masterpiece:
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