Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

Zesty Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for citrus lovers. The bright and tangy flavor of fresh lemons combined with the moist and buttery pound cake creates a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, you can optionally drizzle a lemon glaze on top for extra zesty flavor.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

This Zesty Lemon Pound Cake is a citrusy delight that’s perfect for tea time, brunch, or as a dessert after dinner. The combination of fresh lemon juice and zest adds a burst of flavor to the rich and moist pound cake. With a 4.7-star rating based on 412 reviews, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to brighten any day.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Sugar: 30g, Protein: 4g

Zesty Lemon Pound Cake is not just a dessert; it’s a slice of sunshine on a plate. The vibrant lemon flavor and tender crumb make it a family favorite and a top-rated recipe among our community. Whether you’re serving it at a special occasion or simply indulging in a slice with your afternoon tea, this pound cake is a delightful treat. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to bake up some lemony goodness!

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