While you’re reading this, I’m wearing a pink and white satin gown, walking down the aisle and being a bridesmaid at a close friends’ wedding. After a month of backbreaking hard labor relocating to a new home, I’ve earned my holiday and am out for a week of wedding festivities!
Traveling with a close group of friends across cities, non stop drinkage (hopefully!) and lots and lots of food is in store over the next week. The only gratification during this whole process has been having a batch of these rich muffins stuck in a corner. Instead of the glaze, I used a cream cheese frosting and topped it with strawberries.
Over to the recipe: Rich bites of heavenly pound cake, scent of lemon paired with a sweet cream cheese frosting and topped with strawberries.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 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 and extracts. 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 400F 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.
Muffin Monday: Round Up
44 Responses to Muffin Monday: Lemon Pound Cake Muffins
That’s fantastic An. Hope you have fun at the wedding. Will it be too much to ask for a few pictures outside of food?
The pound cake muffin looks beautiful. I can smell the strong lemon flavour from up here.
Ooo..I love that bright Strawberry on top of the plumpy muffin! Yum..
I was just looking for some recipes to make using sour cream, and this is going to be one of them! Great post!
This muffin is the perfect way to start a week long break :D Enjoy!
i love cream cheese on top of almost anything! happy muffin monday hope you are enjoying your vacay week :)
My biggest worry about pound cake in cupcakes is that they would stick and not come off the paper liners. Glad to find a recipe that works in paper liners! Definitely saving this one-they look amazing.
Enjoy the wedding and the week with your friends! Knowing this was ahead was probably a good incentive to get the moving done.
I totally love how you change up your muffins each week. This one is a good one! My family would love them! Bookmarking so I can make this week!!
Cream cheese frosting and a strawberry on top?!? HEAVEN!! These muffins look like perfection. You’re making me hungry!
These muffins looks sensational! One of these (or two!) would be the perfect way to start the week :)
These could definitely be dangerous …. I love pound cake and I love lemon!!
Have fun at the wedding! It’s SO much work to be in a wedding, but so much fun (hopefully) and these muffins look adorable!
I am all for the cream cheese frosting. These look like a fabulous combo of lemon cake and the frosting. I would eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack… any time. :)
ooh lemon pound cake muffins are right up my alley.Now girlie send some to mommy. I hope India post won’t get lost delivering them to the airport, remember my imagination about the mail truck?! lol I hop eyour move is going smoothly and your getaway too!!!
Congratulations to you friend on the occasion of her wedding. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week off! The muffins look great…perfect to wake up to after a long night of partying.
Congratulations to your friend!! I hope you have a lovely trip :) these are some gorgeous muffins …. I love the added cream cheese frosting with the pop of the strawberry on top.
These pound cake muffins DO look heavenly! And I am such a fan of cream cheese frosting! Perfect topped with a strawberry! I hope you are having a fabulous week of celebrating with your friends! Enjoy! : )
When I saw the title of this in my Reader I just about fell over. YUM!
What a wonderful idea for a muffin…these look fantastic!
Enjoy your wedding festivities and time with friends :)
The thought of lemon pound cake is nostalgic for me. My grandmother made the best lemon pound cake. Making these muffins would be akin to honoring my grandmother’s memory. Thanks for this great recipe.
Love this idea! Pound cake is one of my favorites and these are the perfect size.
the strawberry! pick me! oh wait, it’s not a contest… LOL LOVE this!!!!
I like lemmon cupcakes, I like because taste s fresh.
Love the idea of have a mini pound cake! They sound, and look fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra
awww i hope u had a great time at the wedding and the moving has finally settled down. :) it’s been so busy with me too that i barely have enough time to blog myself. i’m in love w/ lemon lately. lemon cake sounds fabulous!
Mmmhhh, heavenly! I’d love one of them now.
I hope the wedding went spectacularly! :)
And wow, these look like wonderful little treats!
Oooh, these sound scrumptious! I love lemon anything and these sound great as a muffin! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
The muffin looks wonderful.
Have a great time at the wedding and safe travels!!
Sounds like a blast and a well deserved break. Pretty incredible muffins, my friend!
Muffins look amazing.
This looks absolutely delicious!! Have a wonderful time with your friends!!!
These look heavenly. Love the strawberry on top.
These are just gorgeous with the strawberry on top! Delicious.
Nothing is better than a trip with friends. Enjoy yourself. I would love to enjoy this muffin. It looks great and I think the cream cheese frosting was a great touch.
Oh I bet the flavors of this are just wonderful! They look amazing!
I’m so glad I found your blog through the chocolate blog hop! I’m on a lemon kick right now and these sound perfect, pinned and will be making soon, very soon!
have fun and these look amazing!
These look so refreshing and delicious! I adore the colours and presentation as well – yum :D
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This looks so cute and delicious! I’d like to have a dozen of this please ;)
I don’t know how I missed these–lemony goodness with the lovely strawberry on top!
This is Sarat Uncle from Florida. I just got introduced to your blog via Mukesh’s birthday/cake pictures on facebook. Wow! Of course, great baking, but pretty good photography and writing as well.
Thank you so much! :)
I’m drooling. Muffins are my favorite treat! YUM!