Muffin Monday: Lemon Pound Cake Muffins

I can’t believe that January’s almost over… Summer is almost creeping in and I am not ready for the hot, humid and sticky days yet. Not to forget, I still haven’t started on my fitness resolution yet!

Today’s muffin screams summer all over it. It’s very similar to the mini bundt cakes I made last week, but had very different ingredients.


I added a pinch of lemon zest to the batter to give it a more lemon-y texture and taste.

Here’s to summer and sunshine-y days…
Lemon Pound Cake Muffins
From Taste Of Home 
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream, I used buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp lemon zest 
For the glaze:
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice 
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, extracts and lemon zest 
Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. 
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at  400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. 
Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over muffins. Serve warm.

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  1. i added lemon zest too and thought it gave it the right amount of lemony umph! happy muffin monday!

    1. Hey Natassia!

      The lemon zest was just perfect for the muffin! I didn't know you're also a Filipino and the co-owner of The Manila Machine. Heheh, I hope to see you in LA and the truck sometime. Hehe.

      Happy Monday!

  2. Love that you added lemon zest to yours. I always think the more citrus, the better! Yum!

    1. Hi Kate!

      You're right, almost everything is indeed better with more citrus! :)

      Happy Monday!