Truth is, I love too much pound cakes. I love how simple they are, how dense their crumb is and how good they pair with a huge mug of coffee. But as much as I love them I’m not usually asking for them at restaurants, first because I’m not asking for desserts at restaurants (I prefer my treats homemade) and second, because once I do ask for desserts it’s usually another more shiny that caught my eye (looking at you, donuts and slices of cake with miles of frosting on top). That’s usually the drill around here, but the other day I went to Starbucks to work and edit photos and I was hungry, saw the lemon pound cake and asked for it. I fell in love
Seriously, I’m not even kidding, and no it was not with the barista, it was with the lemon pound cake. It was buttery and lemony and comforting and everything a good lemon pound cake should be. Needless to say, I became quite obsessed to replicate it at home. After a couple of trial and errors, some recipes that were complete fails and others that were complete masterpieces but tasted nothing like the original I’m happy to announce in our little corner of the internet that
I found the perfect Lemon Pound Cake, the one that’s a Starbucks Copycat.
I’m happy, I’m beyond happy (and I may or may not be eating a huge slice right now to celebrate)
Now, truth to be told, consider this the elevated version, we are using only good quality ingredients because they taste better, we are also topping it with lemon slices that we take out just before eating it, so we infuse the cake with even more lemon flavor. We are even adding a herb on top to make it look more put together. So while it’s just like the Starbucks lemon pound cake this is better. Trust me, it’s way better.
Don’t be afraid of the butter add some lemon zest, bake it for 2 minutes longer than you think you need to bake it and then indulge. Because this is the type of cake that makes weekends great you know? It’s the type of cake you want to make. You might as well post on social media that Starbucks is so last year and that your home is the new IT place. Now we just need to learn how to prepare their frappuccinos and we are all set.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 Lemon sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour the pan. Set aside.
- In a bowl mix the melted butter with the sugar. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and eggs and continue mixing.
- Slowly incorporate the flour and the baking powder and mix for 2 minutes or until everything is well incorporated and there are no lumps left.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and take to the oven. Layer with the lemon slices
- Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
- Take out of the oven and let it cool. Remove from the cake pan. Serve and enjoy