Saturday, March 24, 2012

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Most of you know that my second love is gardening, after sewing, so I often post gardening tips and recipes here on the blog. We have a small "orchard", (we like to call it that because it sounds like we know what we are doing) with two Satsuma tangerine trees, a meyer lemon, fig, olive, dumpling peach, lime and grapefruit tree. This is a story about the grapefruit tree.
About 20+ years ago, our then 8 year old son wanted to plant a tree for Arbor Day with his dad. So Kyle and Mr. Romance decided that we needed a grapefruit tree. This thing grew so slowly and would produce the odd few grapefruits every few years.  The fruit was so sour it was deemed inedible by the family. I have wanted to dig the thing up and plant a more productive tree for years. This last year, Mr. Romance decided to give it some of his super duper fertilizer and lo and behold we have about 40-50 grapefruits this year! They are a tiny bit sour but still edible a make delicious juice.


So I scoured Pinterest and found this recipe for Grapefruit Pound Cake.
I won't reprint it because I can't figure out Pinterest's new terms yet, but I can tell you it is really good.

I juiced more grapefruits than were needed because I wanted to drink some of the juice. Refreshing!
It's a super easy recipe and the zest makes it taste so fresh and yummy. 
 My Mixmaster in action.
 This is to show Katy I'm a Ginger Monkey that we do have brown eggs in the US.

Only the best ingredients for my cake.


It bakes over an hour, slow and steady to produce a dense pound cake texture. 

Two Tablespoons of juice reserved for the glaze, then I drank the rest.
 More powdered sugar, juice and zest and the glaze is the "icing on the cake" for sure.
Ta, Dah! Done, and so, so yummy.

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"


18 comments:

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Now that looks mouth watering and simply delicious. Please post the recipe if the pinterest policy allows, I'd definitely make it!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh your garden is my supermarket!!
That looks totally delicious!

Danny said...

I hate grapefruit, but your cake ALMOST makes it look edible! Almost. ;)

Sally said...

This cake looks and sounds delicious! It makes me want to live in a climate where I can grow my own citrus fruit.

Cindy said...

At this moment I am stuffed to the gills with the best burger I've eaten in ages....and that still looks deliscious.

Annabella said...

That looks seriously good Di - I`ll be over later. Put the kettle on!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh yummy!!!! Start brewing the coffee and I'll be over for a slice! That's if there is any left!!

Lynn said...

beautiful photos...I can smell it but not taste it so please send me a slice!!!!

Jennifer said...

that looks delicious!

susan said...

Looks wonderful - other than the fact that I don't like grapefruit! Maybe an orange pound cake would work for me. Just need to pop around to your fruit trees.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

mmmm....that looks really yummy. I can't quite get my head around having your own grapefruit tree - amazing!!

LuLu said...

Oh my goodness, that looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Aren't you on a fabulous trip right now???

**nicke... said...

oh my stars! i want to eat the whole thing... pinned!

Mrs A said...

fab! i have a ruby grapefruit tree, so this will be great!

Kate said...

That looks yummy!

Katy Cameron said...

Yum!

Tsoniki said...

That looks delicious! I wonder how a gluten free version would come out. . .

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

seriously, i need to come over for dinner :)