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Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A grating of fresh nutmeg

Lemon Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Cake: Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the sour cream, egg whites, lemon juice and lemon rind, and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and nutmeg and beat until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Spoon the warm lemon syrup over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
  8. Lemon Syrup: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  9. Cool slightly before pouring over cake.

Yield: 1 cake to serve 8 to 12; about 3/4 cup (180 ml) Lemon Syrup

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