lemon pound cake bites!

The last few days have been so beautiful here in Portland. The sun has been shining and it’s been a nice breezy 60 something. I can’t complain. My husband and I have been taking out dog on long walks together and getting food or tea. I wish that neither of us ever had to work and that the weather was beautiful like this all the time – but thats impossible! When the sun started to go down yesterday, I wasn’t ready to lose the sunshine, so I decided to make some sun inspired treats – lemon pound cake!! As you all already know, I am totally obsessed with my mini cupcake tray, so I made them bite sized. They are perfect little bites of sunshine.

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What you need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (plus extra for cupcake tin)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon + extra wedge for glaze
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour cupcake tin or line with paper liners and set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Combine yogurt, lemon juice and zest and vanilla in another bowl. Set aside.

In your mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add 1/2 of your flour mix, then 1/2 of your yogurt, then flour again and yogurt.

Fill each cupcake hole 2/3 full.

Bake for 12 minutes.

In the meantime, combine juice from your lemon wedge (should be about 1.5 tbs) and powdered sugar to make your glaze. If its too thick, add water 1 tsp at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

When cakes are cool, drizzle glaze on top.

ENJOY!

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