Beat in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy:
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. grated lemon peel (optional)
Add in one at a time and beat thoroughly after each addition:
- 6 eggs, room temperature
Mix in gently (alternating flour and cream):
- 3 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 c. whipping cream or 1 c. sour cream
Beat vigorously until even and light, about another 30 seconds on a high speed. Divide between 2 greased + floured loaf pans. Bake in 350° oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pick comes out with only crumbs on it.
Room temperature butter (President or Kerry Gold) and eggs and an even, smooth batter will make all the difference!