Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Lemon Pound Cake - Tea Anyone?

The image is borrowed from this blog

Any re-blogged recipe that has the words 'Ritz-Carlton' and 'high-tea' in it, must be tried and tested. This is what I thought at least when I came across this recipe and decided to give it a go.

Approval granted! The cake is moist, a dense yet fluffy texture and FULL of flavour. The crust that develops on this cake after baking is to die for. 

Its quick, easy and yummy.


The Ritz-Carlton Lemon Pound Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening, room temperature (I simply used more butter as I didn't have shortening)
5 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
6 Tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Preheat oven to 350F

Spray or butter and flour 2 loaf pans or one large Bundt pan.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl.  Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating until well blended after each one.

Add dry ingredients in three additions to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Mix in lemon juice and zest. 

Pour batter into prepared pans.  Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.  Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes.  Turn cakes out onto racks and cool completely.

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