Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LOVELY LEMON POUND CAKE for "Friends Sharing Tea"

This week it is time for me to put away the holiday decorations and enjoy some of my tea things.  I decided to do share some of my pink cups and saucers today for "Friends Sharing Tea".  I hope you can sit a moment and have a slice of my cake and a cup of tea.

I am also sharing this wonderful Ellgreave teapot that I found a few months back.  It is the one with the white rose and I love the shape.  I see these type of teapots all the time on Facebook sites from England and Australia but this was the first time I found one myself and at a good price too.

Some of my cups and saucers here (3 of them ) are English Roslyn's as well as the teapot on the right.  These Roslyn's I have found always seem to feature the same color scheme.  Others I am sharing are Rosina's and a Queen Anne and a Royal Albert.

  I have a little stack of saucers (above) which were made in France for a department store in Philadelphia "back in the day".

This is about the 6th time that I baked a lovely Lemon Pound Cake which you could make yourself so I am sharing the recipe.  I got the recipe out of an old magazine and hopefully I am finally getting it figured out.  Initially it called for putting the cake in a cold oven but after numerous times - that doesn't seem to work as the cake gets to brown on the outside.  Don't do that!  Mine still came out browner than I would like

You will need these ingredients which you probably already have on hand:  2 sticks of butter at room temperature, 3 cups of sugar, 5 eggs, 3 cups sifted flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 cup of milk, 3 Tb lemon extract (yes this is correct) 

 For the icing you will need 1 cup powdered sugar, 5 Tb lemon juice and the zest of 2 lemons

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease with butter and flour a bundt caking pan! 
#1 In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar with a mixer adding the eggs and continuing to beat and now adding the milk
#2 In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and lemon extract
#3 Combine the second ingredients to the first mixing well
#4 Pour the batters in the prepared bundt pan
#5 Put in the middle of your preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  You will cover the top with loose foil the last 15 minutes to protect the cake from over browning! Remove from pan after a few minutes of cooling.

A LOVELY GLAZE:  Combine the powdered sugar and the
lemon juice stirring together and heat on the stove in a saucepan over medium high until the lumps are gone and icing is smooth. If the mix is too thick, add a little more lemon juice.   Add  1/2 of the zest to this icing and pour over the cake.  Sprinkle the rest of the lemon zest on top of the cake. 

I always share my blog post with other
 blogging friends and their parties:

If you are a TEA blogger yourself - please join this party by linking a tea post below at the bottom!  I want to thank those who link here regularly.  I don't have as much time as I would like to write lengthy comments but I do so appreciate you all!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely, lovely post, Bernideen. Your cake looks scrumptious and I adore RA American Beauty! Your new teapot is a sweet shape too. As always, I am charmed by your posting. Happy New Year, my friend!


Marilyn Miller said...

Lemon pound cake and a beautiful white rose tea pot are wonderful. Oh and daffodils too!

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
No better way to fill up the Christmas bareness then with pretty china and fresh flowers!

The pound cake looks delicious and thanks for the recipe to.

Happy New Year!

Snap said...

Lovely post, Bernideen. Your teacups are always so pretty. Your new teapot is a great find. Thanks for the recipe -- I love lemon anything! Happy Tea Day and Happy New Year!

angie said...

lovely post!!!!!!! thank you for hosting and happy new year!!!!! angie

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what is sweeter than pink roses. I really love the combination of your tea cups with the beautiful new find. And you pound cake looks so yummy, too. Have a Happy New Year, ma yfriend. Thank you for sharing and hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandra said...

Love all the pretty dishes you have shared today along with the cake. I truly noticed and enjoyed the fancy linens you have displayed as well. I love doilies and napkins; especially if they have a little hand work of stitching on them.

sandy said...

Everything is so lovely! The lemon cake looks yummy! And daffodills! Spring can't be TOO far behind!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I always love visiting your home for tea, dear Bernideen. You have such a way of displaying your pretty items. I love your new teapot and also the other one that you are featuring. I wish I could sit down and enjoy a slice of that luscious lemon pound cake and a cup of tea with you. The cake plate is so pretty that you displayed the cake on. Is the little birdie behind the cake a plate holder?
Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year!

Margie said...

Hi Bernideen,

I'm a long-time follower and excited to participate in "Friends Sharing Tea" for the first time. I also enjoy lemon cake--it goes perfectly with a cup of tea!

Michele said...

Oh Bernideen, you always have the nicest tea times you share with us.

And I haven't made a lemon pound cake in forever. Hubs loves it too. I need to make one of them for him, maybe tomorrow. I would now but we just got back from a funeral showing out of town and I am wiped out.

Your table is so inviting. Sure wish I could join you in real life! Hugs!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I would like nothing better than to sit and have tea and cake with you, especially after being inspired to have cake on DA. It surprised me that they weren't eating the cake with fork though.
I'd also like to smell those cheery looking daffodils.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday and hosting your tea gathering.

Beth in NEPA said...

I love the look of your lemon pound cake and will probably try the recipe. I love lemon bread, lemon pie, lemon cookies what ever........ Lemon is definitely one of my favorites....

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am sorry that I am late to link up this week. I seem to spend less and less time on the computer because life has been so busy lately. I love your gorgeous buffet with your elegant pretties! Oh that teapot is a beauty! The pink teacups are just my taste! Pound cake is one of my favourite sweets and I must try yours. Happy Teacup Tuesday (on Wednesday)! Karen

Linda said...

Happy New Year, Bernideen!
You have some lovely teaware. I am keeping the pound cake recipe in my baking file and plan to try it soon. Thanks for sharing that! It looks delicious. I am happy to be partying with you today. Thank you, too, for hosting.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

The Charm of Home said...

How wonderful to see daffodils so soon! Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Ruth, I never tire of seeing your gorgeous dishes! The pound cake sounds yummy and your Daffodils have me yearning for Spring!

Aida said...

Happy new year Bernideen. What a lovely way to start the year with lovely tea sets and a yummy cake.
Looking forward to a more exciting year full of tea parties.


Tea in the Library said...

Lemon cake sounds delightful. Your tea is so inviting and has me sighing thinking of Spring.

Angela McRae said...

Mmm ... the lemon poundcake sounds delicious, and I just love seeing the sunny yellow daffodils and of course all the pretty roses on your teawares. Definitely brightens this gray Monday morning!