Oh! Lemon Pound Cake! Don’t you just love it? There’s just something about the lemon flavour in a cake that brings a smile to our faces, isn't there. Sugar and lemon have to be one of the best combos ever dreamt of. And we’re so excited today, because we’ve just found this lovely recipe for Easy Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Icing! You read us right – this delicious cake not only is a lemon pound cake, but it’s lemon pound cake with LEOMON ICING! Wow, that’s double lemon right there, and once we bake this gorgeous cake, we’re probably gonna eat the whole thing in one sitting! If you love lemon desserts, you are not alone. So many people love lemon desserts, that they are right up there with chocolate and vanilla desserts. There is so much to love about lemony desserts too. When you mix sweet and sour, something magical happens. It's like your tastebuds just love it so much, when two different flavours are combined. It adds a level of interest to the flavour of something when there is more than one dimension to the flavours. So when you get a combination of any two flavours, sweet, salty, sour, savoury or bitter, you will have a very interesting flavour!
The lemon pound cake sounds delightful! Have you ever thought about the name “pound cake” and wondered where it comes from? Does it mean a pound cake weighs exactly one pound, or perhaps you gain a pound when you eat one? No, thank goodness! Actually, the first recipes for pound cake called for one pound each of sugar, flour, butter, and eggs. A recipe like this was very easy to remember – something very important way back in the 1700s when few people could actually read! At that time, recipes were passed down from generation to generation rather than recorded in writing. So, as you can imagine, a cake made of one pound of each major ingredient could be a very hefty cake indeed! It could feed an entire family, and perhaps more, which was another very important quality back in those days - food was scarce and pound cakes were literally worth their weight in gold! As centuries went by, the pound cake kept its name but the recipe morphed and transformed into the one we’re much more familiar with today. The ingredients are now measured by quantity rather than weight, and the weight is much less than it used to be! The cakes themselves are lighter and fluffier and a little easier on our waistlines. But they still have the same wonderful and delicious taste.
You can have many different types of pound cake too. There is of course the lemon pound cake, then there is just a plain one. You can also make a strawberry pound cake, or even a chocolate pound cake. You can pretty much add any fruit and the pound cake would taste great! This lemon one would be especially great for summer time! So try it out soon! Want the full recipe for Easy Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Icing? Then head on over to the “My Incredible Recipes” website by following the link in the description below! Enjoy!