Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lemon Curd Poundcake for the Holidays

We love poundcakes -- in all sizes and all flavors. They are a great stand alone cake, can be used as the basis for other desserts and make great desserts or a slice is perfect for afternoon tea.

This poundcake is great and as decorated makes the perfect December dessert -- it's lemony and the lemon curd topping makes it even more so. Poundcakes are easy desserts, freeze well, makes a great base for a ladle of tutti fruiti, and when a little old, make the best trifle.

A friend gave me a Southern Living cookbook sold at only at Dillards. An unexpected gift for she and I don't exchange gifts as a rule. It was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated.

This lemon poundcake recipe caught my eye because I love poundcakes and the picture seemed so festive for December.
I'm pleased that I think that the cake turned out like the picture in the cookbook!

It's Friday, and Michael at Designs by Gollum is hosting Foodie Friday. Please join her to see what everyone has been cooking this week.


From the Kitchen said...

Thank you. I am going to make it soon.

Mary Bergfeld said...

How pretty, Martha. We love lemon anything so this would be a huge hit in our house.

susan said...

Martha-You recreated this dessert to perfection. I love anything with lemon so I know I would love this beautiful dessert! It would never make it to the freezer at my house!

Unknown said...

What a fancy cake!! I made the decision last night to make a lemon pound cake for Christmas eve. I don't think mine will be quite that fancy though.

Chris said...

Wow Martha! That's a beaut!

My husband and I also love anything lemon-flavored, so this will be on our Christmas table for sure.

I have certainly enjoyed all of your Holiday postings!

Warm Holiday Wishes, Chris

Blue Creek Home said...

This cake looks absolutely yummy!!

I stayed a while and looked at your gorgeous Christmas decorations.

Everything is so lovely.

Unknown said...

This cake is beautiful! We love poundcakes too and all things lemon. I'll be giving this a try ;)

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Bill said...

Hi Martha,
I always say I want to try the recipes you share, but I WILL make this cake to serve guests Sunday evening. I printed the photograph as a reminder of how to garnish it. Yours certainly looked festive ... absolutely gorgeous!

What a wonderful bonus your gold trimmed dishes were! Perfect for a holiday meal (or any other time).

Thank you for your kind generosity. Happy Holidays!


joey said...

Can never have too many pound cake recipes and this looks like a winner ... Happy Holidays!

*Ulrike* said...

Lemon pound cake sounds so good. I have a recipe that was my mother-in-laws and it is super good. Guess it is time for baking again!

Pondside said...

I think I can make out the recipe well enough to make it tomorrow, and I'll make it for sure. I've tried many of your recipes since finding your blog, and have enjoyed the introduction to the Barefoot Contessa. I don't know if I'll be able to accomplish such a pretty garnish though!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your cake looks delicious! I love anything and everything lemon. My neighbors are coming over next week for a little fireside Christmas gift exchange and this would be the perfect dessert to make!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

How beautiful--and it looks scrumptious to the last bite. The sugared fruit is the perfect garnish.
Sweet wishes,

Nancy Jane said...

The pound cake looks so lucious! I do love the unique decorations. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings. Nancy