Saturday, 14 September 2013

Lemony Pound Cake

why i choose Ree's Pound Cake? Simply because of the Sprite, i wonder how the pound cake taste like with soda drink. Well, the outcome wasn't satisfied me, the golden crust wasn't form on my cake. But i guess the fault wasn't due to the ingredient, was the setting that i set up on my new bought OVEN (yes, i bought an oven finally!)

anyway, i will definitely re-bake in future, to get the shinny golden crust like Ree bake!

  • 100g margarine 
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 lemon juice with zest (replace butter and lemon flavoring)
  • 140g all purpose flour
  • 100ml Sprite
grease and flour your baking pan.

cream butter.

add sugar a little by little.
 cream until fluffy!

add eggs, 1 at a time.

grate zest and squeezed out juice.

sift in the flour.

lastly pour in the SPRITE ... and mix well.

Mine bake in
  • 30 minutes time
  • 160 Celsius
  • mode control -----> upper&lower heating
  • convection function
  • wire rack on bottom 
  • pre-heat oven in 20 minutes time 

cake texture still pretty soft but partially fluffy on top, moist on bottom. Eliminating flavoring and switching it to a real lemon is a correct decision made. The zesty flavor from the lemon itself is matching so well with pound cake.

this post is linked to cook like a star event which organized by  Zoe , Yen , and Mich .

p/s: Dear baker, i need your advice of oven setting .... Please leave some comment on the below. Thank You!



  1. Hi Thea,

    I'm feeling happy for you that you have bought an oven! Hurray!!!

    Judging from your pic, I'm guessing that you might have over-mixed your cake batter too much after you added your soda water. Placing the cake too in the middle rack might help your cake top crust to brown better.



    1. I thought is under bake? Ok... So I will try not to over mixing the batter and see how's the result.

  2. Thea, yay!! You finally bought an oven! I was over the moon when I bought mine the last time so I can imagine your excitement :)

    Perhaps the next time you could try to add the 'fan' setting together with your convection setting if your oven has that. From your cake picture, the bottom part of your cake looks dense. It could be that you have overmixed your batter at the last stage before you baked it. Try to fold your batter in light and swift strokes and see? Also, like what Zoe said, try to place your cake in the middle rack and if in the midst of baking, your cake starts to brown really quickly, you can always tent it with foil before it fully bakes. Hopefully you get more bakes that you are happy with :) Getting acquainted with your 'new friend' will come more naturally :):)

    Nevertheless, definitely a good try!

  3. Super excited. I can bake cookies now! Yeepiii.

  4. Have fun with your new oven! This cake is so unsual in that it uses sprite!

    1. Ya. I can bake cookies now! Hooray! The batter smell so great after adding the sprite. U should try this recipe. I definitely will love it!

  5. Hi Thea,
    Congratulations on your new oven! A good move, every kitchen needs an oven! haha!
    Zoe and Grace have given some good advices.
    Hope you have fun baking lots of goodies!

    1. Yes. You are right. Baker needs an oven...haha

  6. I have also bookmarked this recipe bcos of the use of Sprite, was wondering how the cake would taste like.

    Have fun baking with your new oven, it does help to read the oven manual to find the best settings for different types of food/bakes.

    1. sprite helps a lot to reduce the greasiness from butter. It taste extraordinary than normal pound cake.