Lemon Pound Cake
- Bread Machine Program: Cake (#8)
- Delay Start Time Available: No
- Color Option: Yes
- Weight Option: No
1 cup Butter, soft
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Lemon Zest
1 ½ cups All purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
¼ cup Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
Open the top cover of the bread machine and lift the handle of the bread pan vertically, pulling upward to remove the pan from the machine. Place the bread pan on your work surface. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.
Place all of the ingredients in the bread machine except for the 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Use a small rubber spatula to gently mix them together a little bit. It helps to stir the ingredients quickly to make sure they really blend well in the machine. No need to mix too much, the bread machine will do most of the work!
Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into place. Close the lid of the bread machine.
Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the power button to turn the machine on.
Use the menu button to select program #8 for the cake cycle.
Press the crust button to choose your desired crust color.
Press the start button to begin the bread making cycle.
Once the cake has baked, the countdown timer on the front of the machine will read 0:00 and the machine will beep, indicating your pound cake is done. Open the machine at this time and use a pot holder to lift the pan out of the machine. If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle, keeping your bread warmed for one hour.
Flip the pan over and gently tap it on the counter to remove the cake. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the pound cake.
Place the cake on a plate.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining lemon juice and sugar. Pour into a saucepan and bring the mix to a boil.
Use a pastry brush to brush the hot lemon glaze all over the cake, letting it absorb all the juice. Then, slice and enjoy!