Naturally a Libra will want to share this dessert with their lover de jour. As the sign of partnership, you better bust out two forks and a couple of glasses. This Alexander Valley Chardonnay pairs well with the zesty lemon slivers and ripe strawberries, and will also complement the butter flavors in the pound cake nicely.
Chardonnay is the world’s most popular wine and everyone
loves a charming Libra. The Scales seek balance, harmony, and beauty in their life. So show them a little bit of beauty with a delicious dessert.
Lemon Pound Cake
tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
3 1/4 cups
teaspoon baking soda
butter or stick margarine, softened $
2 1/2 cups
tablespoons grated lemon rind (about 2 lemons)
fresh lemon juice, divided
carton low-fat sour cream $
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Coat a 10-inch tube pan with
cooking spray, and dust with the breadcrumbs.
- Lightly spoon flour into dry
measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt
in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Beat the butter in a large bowl at
medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add the
granulated sugar and lemon extract, beating until well-blended. Add eggs,
1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add grated lemon rind and 2
tablespoons lemon juice; beat 30 seconds. Add flour mixture to sugar
mixture alternately with sour cream, beating at low speed, beginning and
ending with flour mixture.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from
pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Combine 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
and powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over top of cake.
Photo by Natalia Robert. Food Styling by Betsy Haley.