Perfect Lemon Pound Cake

Perfect Lemon Pound Cake

Picture this: a golden-hued, moist lemon pound cake that practically sings with zesty citrus notes. It’s the kind of dessert that instantly brightens your day and becomes a family favorite. As a seasoned chef, I’m thrilled to share my go-to recipe for the Perfect Lemon Pound Cake.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with sour cream.
  6. Fold in lemon zest and juice until well combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Indulge in the delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors with this Perfect Lemon Pound Cake. Each slice is a celebration of citrus goodness, a treat for your taste buds and a highlight of any dessert spread.

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 320, Total Fat – 18g, Cholesterol – 95mg, Sodium – 260mg, Total Carbohydrates – 36g, Protein – 4g

Concluding our culinary journey, let the Perfect Lemon Pound Cake be the star of your gatherings, a dessert that embodies the essence of homemade goodness. Share the joy of baking and savoring this delightful creation with your loved ones.

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Hi! I’m Margaret!

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