Easter Lemon Pastel Pound Cake

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.