This Lemon & Thyme Pound Cake is simple and sophisticated. It’s lightly flavored, moist, and light. You’ll fall in love with this dreamy cake. I know I did.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and I hope it’s filled with hearts and flowers. If nobody’s buying you chocolates, then go get them for yourself. Chocolates that you don’t have to share are the best kind of chocolates. I’ve actually been known to ration chocolates at my house. My husband thinks it’s okay to eat them all in two days instead of making them last. He’s insane. He’s also the love of my life.
I’ve been looking forward to my cheeseburger and milkshake all week, so I can’t wait to share an incredible date night with that crazy man. I am so immensely lucky to have someone in my life who totally gets me. If I had met him in my 20’s, I probably wouldn’t have spent so much time hating myself. He makes me a better person. He deserves all the cake.
Since I shared all the chocolate with you in my last post, I’m going for something a little more subtle here. I have absolutely no objection to an over the top chocolate dessert, but sometimes quiet sophistication is the way to go. I mean, if you have to keep telling people you’re a very stable genius, you’re probably not. This cake is not screaming your greatness. It’s just sitting there being beautiful. You know you want some.
This Lemon & Thyme Pound Cake has a subtle flavor of citrus and herb. The thyme is not weird at all. The glaze has more of a lemon punch, but we’re not swimming in it. It’s light and moist with a slightly crunchy crust. Everybody who has tried this cake has really loved it. Plus, just look at how pretty it is.
As always, this cake is really simple to make. We use a typical creaming method, adding in the lemon zest with the butter and the thyme with the sugar to get the most flavor impact. Make sure you spray your bundt pan really well with non-stick spray. Also, be sure to use a skewer to check it’s baked all the way through. You want the cake to release easily. And if you can get someone to help you strip your thyme leaves while you get to work on measuring and mixing your other ingredients, it will save you a lot of time.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends. Take a moment to tell someone you love them. And maybe remind yourself as well. And share some Lemon & Thyme Pound Cake with them, while you’re at it. It’s gonna be awesome.
Recipe adapted from Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson.