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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Lemon Walnut Sour Cream Pound Cake



Sour Patch Kid Pound Cake. That's what I'm calling this. No one else on the P&Q for Sweet Melissa Sundays said their Lemon Walnut Sour Cream Pound Cake's glaze was super duper duper sour and tart, so perhaps something in mine didn't come out right? But the top of my pound cake, where all the glaze is concentrated, is soo tart it makes my face go all squinchy when I eat it. Mine and Daniel's lips puckered, our eyes closed uncontrollably, and all this from us sour lemon lovin' people! So maybe my glaze was sour-er than everyone else's. Not sure! I'm interested to see everyone else's results.
UPDATE: Ok, I re-tasted the cake a day or so later, and it tasted much less sour! Maybe when we initially tried it, it was toooo fresh and the lemon glaze didn't have a chance to mingle with the other flavors of the cake yet. Now it tastes pleasantly lemony! Yey! I have my Dad and brother here visiting, and everyone enjoyed it.



Lemon Walnut Sour Cream Pound Cake was chosen by Raeann of Basically, Baby Boots for this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe. Like many others I subbed in Pecans for the Walnuts (Yum). Be sure to check our her blog for the recipe! I thought the pound cake itself was very very good. It had a nice crumb, it was nice and moist, and it was not too heavy and dense, and not too light either. Though I think next time I might either use only a very small amount of glaze, or I'd leave the glaze off entirely. Or maybe even use just a plain ol' powdered sugar and water glaze, mmm.



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17 comments:

Flourchild said...

Im glad you enjoyed it after the lemone settled down in to the bread some! I liked this recipe.Im not a hudge lemon fan but I thought it was pretty good in bread. The loaf lasted only 2 days in my house!

Melissa said...

I'm wondering if your lemons were just extra sour? I cook with lemons a lot and I've noticed sometimes, they're really, really sour and other times they're not. Anyway, I'm glad it tasted better the next day. I really liked the recipe. My family ate the whole cake in one night!

lakegirl said...

I am not sure I used 100% of the lemon that was called for in the recipe and mine had the perfect lemon flavor. Love your polka dot mug!

Susan said...

I did the good ole' powdered sugar and lemon juice glaze myself. Your pound cake looks good.

Shandy said...

Your lemon bread looks delicious. I wish you were forewarned about the sourness because the first slice will pop your teeth right out of your mouth. Mine too. We love lemon everything in our kitchen so this bread was just wonderful for us =0).

The Bahens said...

I frosted mine with vanilla frosting instead and it was great!

Nina said...

I agree; it was super sour. Perhaps, we concentrated it too much? Mine were there overnight and still a bit too much lemon flavor.

Hornedfroggy said...

Glad it was a hit - it looks great! :)

Leslie said...

It looks fantastic! I'm glad the lemon flavor settled down so everyone could enjoy it!

Jessica said...

I'm glad that the glaze mellowed out a bit and you were able to enjoy this cake. It looks like a very lovely and moist cake. Nice work!

margot said...

Your cake looks terrific! I didn't think mine had quite enough lemon flavor, but it sounds like yours was at the opposite end of the spectrum. I think pound cakes are generally better the second day when the flavors have settled, glad you enjoyed it.

Rosy said...

looks great and I really like the sound of pecans instead of walnuts - I went for raspberries as I had some in the freezer but I'll bet the nuts add a great texture.

Eliana said...

Glad you liked the cake Stephanie. It looks great.

small cabin plans said...

I hope when I make mine lemon would be not that sour! I am afraid it would turn out as a disaster,

Karine said...

I am glad your cake finally turned out to taste good! Thanks for sharing, it looks delicious!

spike. said...

I was concerned for a moment that there might actually be sour patch kids in your pound cake! I skipped the glaze on this one.

Ingrid said...

I like your new name for it. We love sour patch kids and lemon is my fave flavor. With all that said I'm not sure how I'd like that flavor in a poundcake. :) Thanks for the wait a day tip!
~ingrid

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