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Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 10
Deliciously tender and moist, our scratch-made Lemon Pound Cake is perfect for both brunch and dessert. Topped with a two-ingredient lemon glaze, every sweet, citrus-kissed slice is simply irresistible. Make this delightful loaf cake to add a little sunshine to your next brunch spread!
Updated November 28, 2019

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease with shortening 9x5-inch loaf pan; lightly flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the eggs; beat until well mixed. Beat in remaining cake ingredients on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Pour evenly into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Turn upside down onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cake.

  • Pound cake gets its name from the fact that the original recipe called for 1 pound each of flour, sugar, butter and eggs.
  • For a different look, cut your loaf into wedges instead of traditional slices.
  • Cake will stay moist stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze pound cake, wrap cooled cake without icing in heavy-duty foil, then place in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Thaw at room temperature. Drizzle with icing before serving.
  • If you have leftover cake, you can seal individual slices inside sandwich-size food-storage plastic bags. Defrost a slice whenever you need a quick treat!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
33g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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