I'm not sure why I love pound cake so much. I think because it's so dense....kinda like me! Ha!! Pound cake is so easy to make and you can switch it up so many different ways. And one way it's super good is THIS way. Chock full of yummy berries with a hint of lemon throughout then topped off with a lemon glaze...so good! Pound cake freezes well, too. This can be made in two loaf pans instead of a bundt pan...that way you can give one away or freeze one for later!
Buttermilk Pound Cake
1 cup butter
½ cup shortening – I used butter-flavored
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 cups frozen mixed berries (I used 1 cup each: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan or two loaf pans.
Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
Gradually add 3 cups of sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition just until the yellow disappears.
Add the vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
Gently add in the salt and half of the flour.
Add the buttermilk.
Add the last half of the flour.
fold in the berries. (Do not thaw the berries before adding them to the
batter or else they will break down while mixing.)
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes then turn out of the pan to cool completely.
Glaze with lemon glaze. (Recipe follows)
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl then drizzle over cooled pound cake.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!