I am sure everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and you’re looking forward to Christmas and the new year.
When it comes to holidays season, I am all about baking cakes and cookies.
It’s that time of year I really indulge in sweet stuff.
This lemon pound cake is one of my favorite cakes.
It’s basically buttery, sweet pound cake with lemon juice, and a sugary glaze.
It just doesn’t get any better than this.
Iced lemon pound cake is also my favorite cake to go with my Starbucks coffee.
So baking this at home is a great idea as I can have the entire loaf or more!
I love baking my cake with mini loaf pans.
They look adorable and I won’t feel guilty eating the entire loaf.
The size is also great as a cute holiday gift to your neighbors and friends.
Try this lemon pound cake recipe this holiday season!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 275 calories per serving.
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Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon Pound Cake - buttery, sweet and lemony pound cake with sugary glaze. This lemon pound cake recipe is so good you'll want it every day.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- zest of one lemon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease and flour a 9" x 5" loaf pan or 3 tins of a mini loaf pan; set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice with an electric mixer until just blended. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Add oil and lemon zest and mix well.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan or mini loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
To make the glaze, whisk all ingredients together. Pour over cooled loaf.
I just made this cake… perfect. I did not use the glaze but it still turned out good. Thank you you sharing your recipes.
I just made this cake… perfect. Thank you you sharing your recipes.
Hi Bee did you use powder sugar in this pound lemon cake? By the way try your brownies butter cake I by mistake heat my dark chocolate in high heat and turn to golden liquid,but in the and it’s just all turn good it’s only my brownies taste bitter even I add more brown sugar in my brownies but I love your recipe easy to follow thanks Bee
Any sugar is fine.
Hello, please share the recipe in grams or share the conversion table. Thank you.
You can convert yourself: https://rasamalaysia.com/conversion/
Shum Sook Yi
Do I use all-purpose flour? Novice in baking.
*didnt add lemon extract (wouldn’t be much of a lemon cake if I didn’t add lemon ?)
Hi gee, ur recipe ask for only 2tbsp of butter? Thts all.
I made this cake this afternoon and I wanted to kick myself for not doubling the batch. In 20 mins, I had only crumbs left in the tin. This is by the far the best lemon pound cake I have made. Side note: I didn’t add any lemon, only because I didn’t have any and didn’t do the glaze either
Hi Suhaya, you just made my day you can make it again tomorrow. You should try more baking recipes on my site, they are all good, for example: Cheesecake Banana Bread, etc: https://rasamalaysia.com/recipes/baking-recipes/
Is there anything else I can use instead of lemon extract? Or can I do without it, completely?
Yes you can.
Just tried this recipe. The steps are easy and the cake turn out to be quite nice. I felt that it’s little too sweet. May I know if the pound cake suppose to be sweet? I am using more lemon juice but still sweet. Can I reduce the sugar to half cup?
Yes, pound cake is supposed to be sweet. You can cut down the sugar.
hi, is it optional for glaze? can i do without?
Yes, you can do without.
I want to ask if the lemon juice mentioned in the recipe is the juice squeezed from the fresh lemon. Or is it the lemon juice (sugar added) sold in the supermarkets that you have to add with water.
Fresh lemon juice.