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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Southern Recipe Pound Cakes


I found these great inspirations for pound cake recipes from Southern Living magazines March 2011 issue.  I tried the lemon coconut one first, the combination is great together.  The aroma and taste of the lemon and coconut and sweet butter cake is heavenly.

 

Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake Recipe
Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, divided
Lemon Glaze
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf pan generously with baking spray.   Beat butter in a stand mixer until creamy.  Add sugar gradually beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time beating after each addition just until blended.  Stir together dry ingredients then add to the butter mixture alternately with the sour cream.  Beat at low speed after each addition just until blended.  Stir in lemon zest and 1/2 of the coconut.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 mins, then remove onto wire rack and let cool completely.  
Whisk together all of the glaze ingredients.  Spoon glaze over cake and sprinkle with remaining coconut and lemon zest if desired. 
Adapted from Southern Living magazine

Then I tried the Key Lime Pound Cake and that one may be even better, I'm not sure though because they are both so darn good!  I made these into mini loaves for a bake sale I was in, I forgot to take a close up of one, next time I make it I will, promise :)
 
Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe
Cake
1 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lime zest
2 tbsp + 1 tsp key lime juice
Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
 2 Tbsp key lime juice
 1/2 tsp vanilla
 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf pan generously with baking spray.   Beat butter and shortening in a stand mixer until creamy.  Add sugar gradually beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time beating after each addition just until blended.  Stir together dry ingredients then add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk.  Beat at low speed after each addition just until blended. Stir in vanilla, zest and lime juice.  Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Whisk together all of the glaze ingredients. Cool in pan for 15 mins, then remove onto wire rack and brush the glaze over top and sides of cake while still warm.  Let cool completely.  
Adapted from Southern Living magazine
 
Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Citrus gives pound cake such a nice flavor. I love coconut cakes, too. It's hard to decide which would be tastier, both look delicious!!

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    1. Kristen, yes I agree it really does, thank you :)

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