Easter Lemon Pastel Pound Cake

23 Apr
Happy Easter!  If you’re anything like my family, you’ve already begun preparing.  In my family, each family member brings a different dish and then everything comes together perfectly as we sit down to dinner together.  When I was at the grocery store on Wednesday people were already buzzing around buying things in preparation!  I think everyone just likes the thought of it finally being nice outside and everything becoming so beautiful during spring.
So in honor of Easter I decided to make a colorful pastel pound cake.  This recipe is pretty easy and will have everyone asking how you made it look so pretty!  It is the same technique used for the  rainbow cake but it can be whipped up a lot faster.
Easter Lemon Pastel Pound Cake
Preheat oven to 350°
You will need:
∙1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
∙1 1/2 cups white sugar
∙1/2 cup butter
∙1/2 cup sour cream
∙3 eggs
∙1 pinch baking soda
∙1 lemon, you need zest and juice
∙food coloring
1.)    Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Next, mix in sour cream, lemon zest and eggs until well blended.

2.)    Meanwhile, mix flour and a pinch of baking soda together, then slowly mix this into wet mixture.

3.)    Next, divide the mixture into 4 bowls, or however many colors you will be making.  You can use whatever colors you like but I used 4 colors: pink, green, yellow and purple.  I used the new gel food coloring which made things even easier!  I love these so much because the colors are so vibrant.

4.)    Then you grease and flour a pound cake pan.  I also found this awesome spray that has the oil and flour in the can!! How cool is that!?  It is a lot faster and worked SO well.  Then layer the batter one at a time, smoothing the layers out but making sure not to mix them.  Bake for 1 hour.

5.)    As the cake is baking mix the juice of the lemon and 1 cup of confectioners sugar for the glaze.
6.)    Remove cake, allow to cool and glaze!  Don’t worry if it doesn’t look exactly like my cake because it will obviously vary greatly due to how it bakes and how you layered the batter.

I hope you enjoyed this fun recipe and share it with your family!  Can’t wait to see how everyone is going to celebrate :)
P.S. Be sure to check out other Easter treats at Sweet As Sugar Cookies.
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14 Responses to “Easter Lemon Pastel Pound Cake”

  1. kristy @ ksayerphotography April 23, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    What a perfect Easter cake!
    Every year at Easter we have a dinner party on Good Friday with our family and friends and it is basically a seafood fest :P So that was last night and now we have plans for a picnic on Easter Sunday with some family friends – as long as the weather holds up!

    Have a fantastic Easter, Allie! :)

    • allieatfood April 23, 2011 at 2:27 am #

      That sounds like a great way to spend the holiday Kristy!!! I looove seafood so I would especially love that. I love picnics in the springtime too! It is pretty rainy here so it is kind of dreary but hopefully by Sunday it will be nice. Have a great Easter too!!!

  2. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 23, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Wow, this looks amazing. It must get so many raves when you cut it open. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html

  3. Ellie April 23, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    omgshhh this looks so delicious Allie!! Great recipe! btw, I got your mail!! thank you so much for the sweet note as well! can’t wait to get the pom ;) have a beautiful saturday~

  4. cleaneatingchelsey April 23, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    That is so incredibly CUTE!!!! I love all the colors on the inside!

  5. owlmazing April 23, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    I love your take on rainbow cake, so cute, and PERFECT for easter :)

  6. DessertForTwo April 23, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    How gorgeous! I love the colorful cake batter. This would be such a shock at my Easter, but i know everyone would love it! It’s hard to break tradition in my family, but sometimes you see a recipe that just demands it. I bet the kids would love this, too.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Happy Easter!

  7. Eating in Winnipeg April 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I just started doing a blog hop and I’d love it if you’d come on over and link up one of your fabulous recipes!

  8. Jenny April 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Omg what an adorable cake! It is so creative and festive I love it. So any cute colors

  9. yourdailygrace April 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Oh my gosh! I’ve never seen this before but I love it! I’m bookmarking it to make for another time:)

  10. Foodiewife April 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    What a fun and colorful cake! I’m still trying to digest our brunch of Eggs Benedict, that I made at home. Hollandaise is so delicious, but it’s also loaded with a lot of buttah!

  11. Eating in Winnipeg April 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    hi allie! ya, the link up is now closed, but come back next week! there will be another! this cake looks like so much fun btw! i need to try it!

  12. BrittFit April 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    AHH such a cool idea!! your soo good at thinking of creative recipes :)

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