(Last Updated On: May 17, 2023)

Name: Lemon Pound Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 10-12

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1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.

Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.

Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add lemon juice and lemon zest.

Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.

Pour mixture into pans. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cool slightly, 5-10 minutes, and then invert onto a serving plate.

In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake before serving.

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