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Lemon Pound Cake

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Lemon Pound Cake

There’s something about the taste and smell of lemons that makes me think of warmer days and happiness!  Are you the same way?  This Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect treat to make for a small get together or to package up for gift giving.  Want to greet new friends to the neighborhood?  Give them this delectable treat!

Treating friends and family with food is a love language I’m sure everyone appreciates.  Especially when it’s as good as this lemon pound cake.

Here’s how to make this deliciousness!

Lemon Pound Cake

Cake Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 ½ lemon juiced and zested

1 ½ cup flour

1 t baking powder

¼ t salt

1 t vanilla extract (You NEED this homemade vanilla to make every recipe heavenly. Find out how to make your own HERE!)

1 t coconut extract

¼ cup milk (you can use cream for a richer taste)

Glaze Ingredients

1 1/3 cup powdered sugar

½ lemon juiced and zested

½ t vanilla extract

½ t coconut extract

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a medium loaf pan.  Cream butter and sugar together into bowl.  Mix in eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and zest.  Beat slowly.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes then move to cooling rack.

Mix together all ingredients for glaze and drizzle over the top of the loaf when it is completely cool.  If you are gift giving this, put the glaze in a small mason jar and the recipient can drizzle over the top.

This glaze is what makes this lemon pound cake over the top amazing!!

Lemon Pound Cake with Glaze

Look at the lemon zest in there?  Heavenly!!

Mother’s Day coming up?  Bake this!  Have a friend or neighbor that became a new mom?  Gift this!

I’ve even given you a FREE printable to make gift giving easier.  Download this FREE MOM PRINTABLE, cut it to size, put it in a nice frame and give with this lemon cake!  It will be sure to please ANY mom!!  Here’s what it looks like.  Just make sure you download the link above rather than saving the image so it’s the best quality.

FREE mom printable

What scent invokes feelings of happiness and warmer days for you?  I would love to hear what you thought about this recipe if you make it!  Come back and let me know 🙂

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Lemon Pound Cake


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease and flour a medium loaf pan.

  3. Cream butter and sugar together.

  4. Add in eggs, vanilla, coconut, lemon juice and zest.  Beat slowly.

  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until done.

  8. Cool for 10 minutes and then move to cooling rack to cool completely.


  1. Mix together all ingredients and drizzle over cooled pound cake right before serving.

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7 thoughts on “Lemon Pound Cake

  1. My mom loves lemon so I think I need to make this lemon pound cake for her for Mother’s Day this weekend!

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