Lemon Pound Cake

The best lemon pound cake recipe full of lemon juice and lemon zest! So moist and topped with a delicious lemony glaze.

Hi, Deb here from Cooking on the Front Burner  and get ready to pucker up with the most luscious Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze!  If you are a lemon lover like me, you must put this on your to do list – like today!  I have a serious love affair with lemons (it’s ok though the hubs is on board too!)  I always have lemons in the house – I add them to water, pop and of course make some great dishes as well.  A world without lemons to me would be a world without sunshine!  Ok, enough about me and onto the recipe!

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon lovers will go crazy over this luscious Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 325°F and then you will grease and flour a bundt pan; set aside
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter at medium speed, be sure to scrape bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until well mixed.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  4. On low speed alternately add the flour mixture and then the buttermilk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Continue beating until well mixed.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate; cool completely.
  6. Stir together powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.

I’m really hoping that I can convince you to come to the lemon side!  With spring just around the corner, this pound cake would be perfect for Easter. It’s easy to make and would be sure to impress your guests.

The best lemon pound cake recipe full of lemon juice and lemon zest! So moist and topped with a delicious lemony glaze.

While the naked cake would be good in its own.  Adding some lemon glaze really kicks it up a notch!

The best lemon pound cake recipe full of lemon juice and lemon zest! So moist and topped with a delicious lemony glaze.

Now you have one pretty lemon glazed cake to serve to guests (or keep to yourself!)  If you don’t share, I won’t tell anyone… mum’s the word!

The best lemon pound cake recipe full of lemon juice and lemon zest! So moist and topped with a delicious lemony glaze.

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There’s something about this time that makes me crave lemon recipes.

Lemon is just so fresh! And this pound cake looks delicious!!

Thanks for sharing with us Deb! For more delicious recipes by her, go visit Cooking on the Front Burner!

And for more lemon recipes, check out these posts here on the site:

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Frosted Cake Mix Lemon Cookies - our new favorite! They are so tasty, lemon-y and delicious! { lilluna.com } Made with a lemon cake mix and topped with a frosting made from powdered sugar, lemon juice, almond extract, vanilla, milk, and butter!

Frosted Cake Mix Lemon Cookies

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The best lemon pound cake recipe! So moist and topped with a delicious glaze.
Deb Attinella

Deb Attinella

Hi, Deb is the recipe developer, writer and photographer at Cooking on the Front Burner. She’s always had a passion for cooking, entertaining and preparing tasty food for friends and family. Originally from upstate New York, she has lived in SE Minnesota for the past 24 years where she has been married for over 30 years to her official taste tester, raised two daughters and now enjoys her two grandchildren Emily and Alex! Her favorite quote is from the book, The Kitchen Daughter “I want them to bite into a cookie and think of me and smile. Food is love. Food has a power. I knew it in my mind, but now I know it in my heart.” Watch for some tasty recipes coming your way!
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  1. 1

    In the instructions for the pound cake, it states to cream the butter and sugar, but the amount of sugar is not listed in the ingredients. Sounds good, tho.

  2. 3

    Oh my god, very good!