This Lemon Pound Cake is a delightful dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of tangy lemon flavor with a moist and tender cake will have your taste buds begging for more. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, this from scratch recipe will not disappoint.

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Optional: drizzle with a lemon glaze made with powdered sugar and lemon juice for extra flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 35g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 20g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 20g || Cholesterol: 130mg ||

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