Celebrate spring with this buttery, tender, and moist Lemon Ginger Pound Cake. This pound cake gets a double dose of lemon in the cake and in the glaze.

Recipe by MyRecipes April 2014

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
bake:
1 hr 10 mins
stand:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Yield:
Serves: 12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour a 10-inch nonstick Bundt pan.

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  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, ground ginger and salt. In another bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar and zest until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add minced ginger and vanilla.

  • Reduce mixer to low. Add one third of flour mixture, then half of buttermilk. Repeat, ending with flour mixture.

  • Transfer batter to pan. Bake until a skewer inserted in cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack to cool fully.

  • Make glaze: Whisk confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and 3 Tbsp. buttermilk until smooth. Add more buttermilk 1 tsp. at a time if needed. Drizzle over cake; let stand for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 11g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 88g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 148mg; sodium 200mg.
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