Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

5 from 14 reviews

A quick and easy tasty Lemon Pound Cake made with fresh lemons and lemon zest and topped with a tangy two ingredient lemon glaze.



Lemon Pound Cake

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8×4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Using a hand mixer or stand mixer beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Reduce the mixer speed to stir.  Add the eggs one at a time mixing just until barely incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beater several times.  Add the lemon juice and lemon zest mixing just until slightly incorporated.
  4. Keeping the mixer on stir add the flour mixture and the sour cream alternating between the two.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 45-55 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for 25-30 minutes.  Carefully invert the cake onto a cooling rack.
  6. Whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth.  Drizzle over the cake and let cool before slicing.

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