Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

Lemon Pound Cake Loaf
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
218 Calories
10g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 6g
Calcium 84mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve this moist lemon pound cake with fresh strawberries or blueberries. Dust the cake with powdered sugar or drizzle the optional fresh lemon glaze over the top and sides of the cake. We guarantee everyone will be asking for second slices.


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • For the Glaze (Optional):
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of two lemons

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan.

  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until light and lemon-colored; blend thoroughly into creamed mixture.

  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Beat well.

  5. Blend in the lemon zest, lemon juice and the extracts. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  6. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan. Cool in pan on a rack for about 45 minutes; remove from pan and cool thoroughly.

  7. If desired, sift powdered sugar over the top and garnish with fresh berries.

To Make a Lemon Glaze

  1. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of sugar with the juice of two lemons. Simmer over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.

  2. Gradually brush the lemon syrup over the top and sides of the warm cake.


  • Pound cakes rely—at least in part—on the air incorporated when the butter and sugar is creamed. Cream the butter and sugar for 4 to 5 minutes, or until pale in color and fluffy to get the lightest pound cake texture.