A delicious cake or baked good can bring people together. And while we have our go-to’s, we’re constantly looking for new sweet treats to share. Enter the new cookbook Sweet Soulful BakingThis book is full of mouthwatering Southern treats like these three, all of which are bursting with fruity flavors. “These are recipes inspired and created from family recipes and desserts I have had throughout the years,” shares author Monique McLeod-Polanco. “You’ll find recipes that can be made for all types of celebrations.” Try one of these delicious baked goods today!
Southern Meyer Lemon Poundcake
1 1 ⁄2 cups butter, at room temp.
2 1 ⁄2 cups granulated sugar 6 large eggs, at room temp.
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 tbsp. Meyer lemon zest
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ⁄2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. 1 tsp.
1 cup of sour cream at room temperature.
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray both parts of a 10″ tube pan with baking spray. Butter and sugar can be creamed in a stand-mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl using a mixer. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice, and mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Mix ingredients again.
2. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes.