Monday, February 20, 2012

Lesson #103: Lemon-Glazed Citrus-Yogurt Pound Cake

This pound cake reminds me of a similar lemon pound cake at Starbucks. It's tart, yet sweet, and has a refreshing lemon taste. It would be the perfect accompaniment to a glass of tea or coffee.

What really impressed me with this cake is that it held up very well over time. After a few days, it was still incredibly moist and even tasted more lemony. This is probably due to a lemon simple syrup which is brushed over the cake and a lemon powdered sugar glaze over top. The cake is light and fluffy (not dense and heavy as pound cakes tend to be) because of cake flour in the batter. You also add grapefruit juice to boost the citrus flavor and yogurt to help the cake remain moist. Overall, the recipe is definitely a winner in my book!

LESSON LEARNED: Adding grapefruit juice, in addition to lemon zest, to the batter boosts the lemon flavor without tasting like grapefruit.

Recipe for Lemon-Glazed Citrus-Yogurt Pound Cake

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