Sunday, January 17, 2010

SMS - Lemon Walnut-Sour Cream Pound Cake

I thought my lemon pound cake was the best ever until Melissa's Lemon Walnut-Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe was chosen for this week's SMS. How do you describe perfection? Moist, sweet, tart, wonderful lemony aroma, dense and shiny (the lemon glaze adds a shiny outer surface). The lemon pound cake was sliced into thick pieces then cut in half to be arranged on plates. The slices did not make the plates =).
Raeann of Basically, Baby Boots chose this delicious recipe and a big thank you goes out to her and Melissa.

I did use pecans instead of walnuts (what was on hand) but the rest of the ingredients were followed per recipe. Half of the slices were boxed up and sent UPS to my Mother-in-law in Chicago. I am hoping the package gets to her home before the cake loses any moistness.

I think those of us who love to bake understand the necessity of fresh ingredients. We develop an appreciation for flavor and know when we taste the difference from taking a short-cut.
The lemon pound cake whipped together, filling the mixing bowl full of fluffy batter.

My lemon bread pan enhanced the outer surface to get darker then I would have preferred. Melissa's lemon glaze added an extra sweet/tart lemon flavor, putting this pound cake over the top. So Good!
Sharing was a must or I would have nibbled half of the loaf all by myself. Thank you Raeann for choosing a recipe that will forever be a part of my treasured recipes.

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

what a cute pan you have!! i love the design on your cake, so cute!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I like you new template, simple and beautiful. And the cake look awesome.

Flourchild said...

Your pound cake came out great! I love this recipe too and Im sure I will make it again!

Anncoo said...

I love the cute pan and of course the cake looks yummy.

Susan said...

Love your pan! Your cake looks great too! I loved this one.

The Bahens said...

Your lemon pan is so cute! Great job!

Nina said...

what a cute pan~! Love the new layout - very clean and simple!

Hornedfroggy said...

LOVE the pan! :) Glad it turned out so well!

Leslie said...

I'm glad you liked this one as much as I did! I love your pan!

Jessica said...

I *love* your lemon pan. It's been on my amazon wish list for awhile now. Your cake looks wonderful -- sliced and unsliced. I'm glad that you really enjoyed it.

k.a.r.e.n said...

Thats a great pan! Your cake looks beautiful.

petite nyonya said...

I love pound cake!! The addition of lemon walnut sounds just great esp with a cup of tea. The tea cup is just perfect too :)

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Rosy said...

Oh I'm so in love with that pan! Too cute. The cake looks great too!

margot said...

Your lemon cake looks fantastic and that pan is adorable! Quick breads are so easy to keep nibbling, it's essential to share.

small homes said...

Making a pound cake is so much fun! It is very simple and plain yet very delicious!

Kate/Kajal said...

Great flavours goin on here. Would be great to carry in a picnic basket or to the beach too :))

spike. said...

looks great- wouldn't mind getting this in the mail!

Hanaâ said...

Your cake looks lovely, Shandy. Love the pan you used for it. I'm glad you liked the cake. I skipped this cake but judging from everyone's response, I shouldn't have. I'll have to put it on my todo list. Looking forward to making the cheesecake brownies. I looked forward to those ever since I saw Melissa's pod cast, showing how to make them. I can email it to you if you're interested in watching it.

I posted hubby's birthday cake yesterday. I made him a Tres Leches Cake. It was a big hit! Check out my blog for pictures.

Shandy said...

Small homes, thank you for the compliment. The recipe was simple to put together with a wonderful flavor =).

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Oh, wow, amazing recipe! Can't wait to try it out

Deb from cake decorating books