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Lemon Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword homemade lemon pound cake, lemon, lemon pound cake, lemon pound cake loaf, lemon pound cake recipe, moist lemon pound cake, old fashioned lemon pound cake, pound cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 cups
Calories 589 kcal


  • 1 ½ cup butter 1 ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk 1 cup whole milk at room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, lemon zest, and sugar at medium speed until fluffy. About 5 minutes, stopping as scraping the sides of the bowl once in a while. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to butter egg mixture alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well in between each addition.

  4. Spray a 10-cup Bundt pan with baking spray with flour. Pour batter into prepared pan. Firmly tap pan on the counter to settle any bubbles that may have formed.

  5. Bake until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 525mg23%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1033IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.