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A tall slice of buttery lemon pound cake on a white plate over a yellow napkin, with a silver fork alongside.
Lemon Pound Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 
If you love lemon, you've gotta try this lemon pound cake recipe! Just bursting with tangy lemon flavor, and so moist! Made with all butter, for a velvety texture that practically melts in your mouth.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pound cake recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 510 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, generously mist a 10-cup bundt pan with non-stick spray, and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the lemon extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice, mixing on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Add the flour and salt, mixing on medium speed until just barely incorporated.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 75 to 85 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the thickest part of a cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar, for garnish
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pound Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 318mg 13%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Sugars 38g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 19.5%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.