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Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 458 kcal
Author on lilluna.com



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp 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.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pound Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 322mg14%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.