Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
Use 1 large loaf pan or 9” cake round (bundt)
FOR THE CAKE
FOR THE GLAZE
To make the cake, adjust an oven rack one-third up from the bottom of the oven and preheat oven to 350°. You need a 9" x 4 1⁄2" tube pan or Bundt pan or large loaf pan. It should have a 12-cup capacity. Butter the pan or coat with pan spray. Layer with parchment paper if necessary.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until incorporated. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl as necessary with a rubber spatula. While slowly mixing, add the dry ingredients alternately in three additions, with the milk in two additions, beating only until incorporated after each addition.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the lemon rind. Turn the batter into the prepared pan. Level the top of the batter by rotating the pan briskly.
Bake for 1 hour and 5 to 10 minutes, until a cake tester (a toothpick will work) comes out clean. Let the cake stand in the pan for 5 minutes and then cover with a rack and invert. Lift pan from cake, leaving the cake upside down. Place rack over a large piece of foil or wax paper and prepare the glaze.
To make the glaze, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and brush all over the hot cake. The cake will absorb it. Let cool completely and then transfer to a cake plate. Wait at least 1 hour before cutting the cake.
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