so how does this lemon pound cake win my affection? for me, it’s a question of timing and density. a lemony pound cake is something best enjoyed in the late afternoon with a warm cup of tea. the buttery cake is too rich after a heavy meal but the weight of it is just right for the hour when the sun shifts in the sky and you’ve got what feels like eons to go before dinner. there’s enough butter and sugar in this stout little cake to fuel an army and if you’re someone like me, whose level of crankiness is directly proportionate to the amount of food in her belly, afternoon snacks are a wonderful thing.
if you’re generous, making two loaves means you have one to share. pause. sometimes i’m not very generous. james made off with half of one loaf this morning and i’m still whimpering. but never fear, i tore through the waxed paper and i’ve been munching on the second loaf since 7 am. turns out this cake suits just as well when the sun is coming up.
This looks outrageous and will be made this weekend! Thank you for sharing!
After all of that hard work, I don't blame you for wanting to have your cake and eat it too. I smell the lemons from here. Yum.
this is SO lovely. looks delicious and refreshing. i want to spend an afternoon in that tiny apartment of yours!
anytime, you're welcome! but i might have to trade you for an afternoon in charleston!
i love lemon everything and am so excited over this. a weekend project, i think…
This looks so delicious, it's not even funny. I'm a big fan of lemony desserts and it sounds so good on a day like today – sunny and 75!
YUMMMM! Citrus is my favourite dessert!
That is one perfect-looking cake. I'm planning on daydreaming about it later this afternoon.
do it! though i have to admit the real deal is tastier than the dreamstuff…
Definitely making this! What size loaf pan did you use?
hmm. standard? 8.5" x 4.5" maybe?
I love making lemon cake- so delicious! Yours looks way neater than mine though!
Lovelies lemon photos ever!
looks yummy! fabulous photos.
This looks so good, but so does anything lemony to me. I'd always pick the key lime pie!
props lady. hear they make a really good one in red hook, if you're local!
These pictures (and cake) are beautiful! I've wanted to make a lemon cake for so long…this may be the final push.
hope so! the lemony scent alone is (almost) worth it. the taste makes it a no-brainer.
that looks so good. i am going t try it today.
Scrumptious! This is one of the most visually beautiful blog posts i've ever seen. Not an exaggeration. I can taste and smell the tart, sweet cakiness..Yummy yummy yummy!
Um, I want to lick my computer screen.
i love to cook, but i have yet to bake something. it looks delicious and i bet it's very refreshing as well!
I did have plans to make buckwheat banana bread this weekend to try to cheer myself up about the onset of winter (good old Australia), but now I think I'll make a lemon pound cake with thyme shoots instead, so that I can pretend that the weather is only just beginning to get warm 😀
This looks good! Must try it!
Yes, I too would choose chocolate, but there is something about lemon that brings me in. Looks delish!
sounds so so good! I love anything lemon. and probably drink more lemon in my water then is necessary..
omg! I LOVE LEMON CAKE!!!!! 😀
will try and make it one day!
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