Friday, January 6, 2017

LEMON POUND CAKE for "Friends Sharing Tea"

There is something so satisfying about a  pound cake and the ingredients are usually right in the pantry and refrigerator.  So I baked one this week!

Now that Christmas is put away, we have more time to sit and have tea and do "not too much".

I have been growing some Paperwhite Narcissus but just moved them to the basement as the sweet smell was
taking over and my Hubby has allergies.

The Paperwhites will love it down there amongst the teapots:

As you can see, we had green grass
 on Wednesday before the snow
when I took this photo.

Sometimes I have trouble getting pound cakes out of the pan without sticking but on Wednesday I turned the cake pan over on the platter and then I used a meat mallet to tap the warm pan and it
 dropped right out.
Here is the recipe.


  1. You bopped it a good one, eh? Maybe that's my problem. I did watch a tutorial once on You Tube about what I was doing wrong to cause my cakes not to come out of the pan. I was using too much Pam and too far up the pan. I will remember your trick, too! I do love pound cake. And I am still thinking about joining your party one day this month. That probably means that I must do some baking and some finding of a tea cup and linens. It will be fun!

  2. Bernideen, that pound cake looks delicious. I have been using that baking spray. I don't know what they put in it but it always works. If I grease and flour it doesn't always work. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! You have a walk out basement. That is really nice for the view.

  3. yummy looking pound cake and good tip about the mallet, although I did get a chuckle out of picturing you give your cake a whack!

  4. Bernideen, I was so excited about your pound cake (been craving lemon pound cake all week!) UNTIL I spied the teapot sitting next to it. I think I've seen it before on your blog but just said to myself "It's probably just similar." Anyway ... this morning I decided to pull several items out of my cupboard in order to take my rose teapot out and take a good look at it. And it IS the same as yours! On the bottom it says "Sadler Made in England" and in gold hand lettering "BT 1886." What does that hand lettering mean? Is it a pattern number? How long have you had yours?

  5. Well, that's just about my favorite! Thank you for sharing and I will be joining the party soon, XOXO

  6. Looks like a lovely tea, wish I were there eating a slice of that yummy looking cake and chatting with you instead of here listing things on Ebay day in and day out! Your teapots are so pretty, especially the chintz one.
    See you Sunday!

  7. I love your chinz tea pot. The pound cake looks so delicious. I am sharing my teas from last year. I hope to do more this year.
    Have a great week Bernideen. Thanks for hosting this nice party.

  8. Hi Bernideen,
    Oh my your pound cake looks delicious and I do love pound cake. I will definitely try your recipe. Your home looks lovely for the New Year. I am still putting away Christmas things and had to move things about for my pics today. Lol. I adore that Royal Albert Chintz tea set. So rich in colour. Have a Wonderful Weekend and do rest now that the rush is over. Thank you for hosting! Karen

  9. What a lovely fireside tea you're having for us today, Bernideen. I sure would love a slice of lemon pound cake to go with my tea. It's snowing right now in the Dallas area and I'm cozy inside. Your teapot and teacup are such a pretty pattern. I grew the paperwhites one time and they are very fragrant! Thank you for hosting your first tea party of the year, and a very Happy 2017 to you!

  10. Lemon pound cake is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! I'm taking down my Christmas decorations this weekend. As much as I enjoy the festive decor, it'll be nice having everything back to normal. Thank you for hosting and Happy Epiphany!

  11. Thank you so much for the cake recipe. You have such lovely tea cups and tea pots.

    Your sofa across from the fireplace looks so warm and welcoming.

    All of my Paperwhites have finished blooming. Mine are outside as I doesn't get that cold here.

    Wishing you a nice warm welcoming weekend.


  12. I use the baking spray, too! I have really good luck with it. That lemon tea cake looks luscious!! I hope you have a good weekend. xo Diana

  13. Way to go with the mallet! The cake looks great!

  14. I've been thinking about baking a pound cake all day and then pop in here to see you did it for me ! :)Your pound cake makes me hungry for some so I guess I am going to have to get baking soon.

    Tea and cake seems even more appealing when we can have it indoors looking out at a winter wonderland. Your Paper Whites are so pretty.

    I am hoping to get back on track with my tea times and looking forward to linking with you. Thank-you.

  15. I love Lemon and your pound cake looks wonderful. What a beautiful place to have tea!

    I also want to say that I love your chintz Royal Albert tea set. I have a tea cup in that pattern and its one of my favorites!

    I linked!

  16. Your home is so cozy with the fire burning and your lemon pound cake looks wonderful, Bernideen! I always use cooking spray and never have any problem getting cakes out of the pans. I love your chintz teapot and cream/sugar! Chintz is just so pretty. Sorry I'm so late linking up. I didn't know if I would get this on before the storm hit. We haven't seen grass here since November. Our winter came early this year and so we have snow now until the end of March or mid-April, depending on how much we continue to get. We'll have mountains of it by tomorrow afternoon. I'm glad it's the weekend and Hubby doesn't have to go to work. Hope 2017 is off to a splendid start in your home town.

    Winter blessings,

  17. I love lemon cake. So glad you found a trick to getting yours out of the pan. Have a 'tea'riffic day.

  18. Looks so lovely. I love lemon cake...that looks so delicious! And I love forced bulbs...they add such a breath of spring. Your home looks so cozy! Have a lovely week, and hope the weather isn't too bad! Thanks so much for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  19. The cake looks absolutely delicious! Love paperwhites and they are so pretty in your tearoom sitting area. They do have a rather strong odor that can be bothersome at times.

  20. I do like the idea of doing 'not to much', especially in such a pretty room. And doesn't the cake look delicious.

  21. So beautiful... It looks like an English cottage, and the cake looks amazing. I'm sure it was delicious. xoxo Su

  22. Lemon is just so refreshing and goes so well with tea! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

  23. Hello Bernideen,

    I was so busy during the holidays. I am so relieved and glad to be done with the holidays. I just put away our Christmas decorations and the house feels refreshed.

    Your pound cake looks delicious. I normally use the flour baking spray in my pans. Thay work just fine. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Love your home. It is always so pretty.



  24. Oh yum - I just love pound cake and haven't made one in what seems like forever!

    You inspired me to get to baking today. I wonder if I actually will - because then I actually EAT it! Good day to invite a friend to tea.

    Hope your new year is going splendidly, my friend. Hugs.

  25. Hi Bernideen, winter is certainly a great time to slow down, do nothing, and sip tea. :) So why did we start a new project? I still managed to have tea on a cold and blistery Sunday. Happy to be joining your lovely [arty today.

  26. So beautiful pictures.. I love the tea cups..

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