Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lemon Pound Cake

I love lemons!  This cake is very lemony and moist, a crowd pleaser for sure.  I adapted this recipe by adding more sugar and lemon zest, which I think makes it sweeter and more lemony.  I don't have much more to say about this other then, try it!  Its yummy!

Lemon Pound Cake - Adapted from foodnetwork.com
Yield: 10 Slices
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup or 2 Sticks Butter, unsalted and room temperature
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
4 Eggs, room temperature
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed is preferable
Zest of 1 Lemon

Ingredients for Glaze:
2 Cup Powdered Sugar
3-4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 8 inch loaf pan and line it with parchment or waxed paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream the butter. Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix. 
  4. With the mixer running at low speed, add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.
  5. Working in alternating batches, and mixing after each addition, add the dry ingredients and 1/4 cup of the lemon juice to the butter mixture.  Add the lemon zest.  Mix until just smooth.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until raised in the center and a tester inserted into the center comes out dry and almost clean, about 50-60 minutes.
  7. When the cake is done, let cool in the pan 15 minutes (it will still be warm). Run a knife around the sides of the pan. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  8. While the cake cools, mix together the glaze in a small bowl with a whisk.  When cake is cool enough, pour the glaze over the top.  Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  9. Enjoy!!


  1. Yum, sounds great! I have tons of lemons I need to use!

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  3. That looks absolutely luscious. As you can already probably tell, I love lemony recipes.

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  6. I love lemon anything. This looks so good, it makes my mouth water. The more tart, the better for me. I love your blog. Great recipes.

  7. That pound cake looks so delicious! I have never baked a pound cake before but your's makes me want to give it a shot.

  8. Oh wow, that looks delicious! I'm definitely on a lemon kick lately

  9. oh this looks great! i am totally going to repost it if you don't mind as one of my baking goals! i'm baking my way through a cookbook right now so i'm posting about all the things i want to bake in the mean time, until i can get around to baking them! haha

  10. Yum. I'm on a lemon kick and have made quite a few lemon recipes in the last few days and gotta say this one is definitely next on my list!


  11. I am wondering what do I do with the other 1/2 cup of sugar that is listed in the ingredients. In the directions, it says to add 1 cup of the sugar, but I can't seem to find what to do with the other 1/2 cup.