Wherein pound cake breaks my computer

So my new recipe last weekend was a sauted cabbage with fennel and apples. It was perfectly good, once I adjusted to the taste of fennel, but I forgot to take a photo and time passed and it wasn’t really worth a whole post. So instead you get Lemon Pound Cake!

This was actually first made the same weekend as Russian mardi gras – but it was soooo good, I had to make it again and share.

So since this recipe is from the flour cookbook, I’m not totally sure if listing out the recipe is a copyright violation, or at least in bad form, so I will just give a couple pointers. Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are really really really fluffy before you add the other ingredients, I promise you will see a difference. 2. Add more lemon juice and zest than you think you will need. I like things to be really lemony, and when I follow the recipe exactly (only 3 tablespoons of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice) it was only slightly lemony. Cool in the loaf pan for like 30 minutes and then place it on a cooling rack to put lemon glaze (powdered sugar and lemon juice) on it. MAKE SURE to put a plate or something under the cooling rack to catch the drips of glaze. Its really important and annoyingly messy if you do not.

lemon pound cake

Now, you might be wondering what this lovely cake has to do with my computer. Both times I’ve made this pound cake, my computer has broken. This second time, my computer crashed and ceased to be functional to the point I had to buy a new one (fortunately the nice people at Best Buy managed to salvage all my data, including my thesis research). So while this cake is amazing, I’m not sure if I will ever make it again – can’t risk the crazy coincidence striking again. So – proceed with caution, and remember, if the robots take over the world, they are vulnerable to lemon pound cake.

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