Moist Lemon Pound Cake
In olden days you would have made a moist lemon pound cake with equal amounts of flour, eggs, butter and sugar – a pound of each. And hence the name.
Over time though, like all recipes, whilst the ingredients pretty much stayed the same, the proportions have differed. This was because of natural evolution, as people improvise, experiment and try to improve their recipes.
Types of cake
In fact, there are so many different types of ‘cake’ now worldwide, which are all made from similar ingredients. I still find it amazing how you can bake something with a few simple ingredients and create something so delicious with such simple combinations.
Imagine the fun chefs must have had over the years experimenting. Sponge cakes made with flour, sugar and eggs. Pancakes made with eggs, milk and flour. Pound cakes made with flour, eggs, butter and sugar.
Look at all the different types of cake!
This recipe has all those ingredients of a pound cake with a few extra’s added, like milk and lemon of course for the taste. I understand in the USA people sometimes use sour cream or buttermilk in their pound cakes.
Maybe I should try that next time – it could add some extra tang maybe? A sour cream lemon pound cake perhaps? Or a buttermilk lemon pound cake? You may see my recipe change over time 🙂
This recipe is for a lemon cake that really is so incredibly simple, but at the same time so delicious. You could call this a lemon ‘drizzle’ cake, as some flavour is drizzled into the cake.
Or you may want to cook it like a round sponge cake and use it to make a layered lemon iced pound cake? It’s up to you what you call it and how you finish it off.
I made this one as a loaf as it is delicious on its own. The outside is crisp and the inside is moist and delicious. This one lasted less than an hour in my house. My girls love cake 🙂
How to make a lemon drizzle cake