Lemon Pound Cake: Buttery Rich, and Full Of Lemon Flavor

Sharing is caring!

Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Lemon Pound Cake is a rich buttery cake loaded with lots of lemon flavor. This cake is perfect snack with a cup of coffee

Lemon Pound Cake is a rich buttery cake loaded with lots of lemon flavor. This cake is perfect snack with a cup of coffee. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Viral Pinterest

I had one of my recipe pins go viral on Pinterest! The surprise I woke up to one morning when I saw my stats were amazing. What made this even better was this recipe that went viral was on the heels of my

Syrian bread is a Middle Eastern bread that is very versatile. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Syrian Bread- 1 Year Later being featured in Huffington Post. So for the past 2 weeks, my stats are booming!

It feels like all the hard work I have been doing, redesigning, updating SEO, learning new ways to edit photos, is paying off. Seduction in the Kitchen is my baby, and I love seeing it have this success. Plus it also makes me feel like wow! I have accomplished something great.

What makes me feel really great about the recipe going viral on Pinterest is I wasn’t able to promote the recipe on Facebook like I normally would. Yes, I was in Facebook jail yet again for posting too much in groups. Now you’re asking, which recipe am I talking about that went viral?

French Onion Rice is an easy rice dish you can make with Campbell's Soup and is full of wonderful flavor. It gives the rice a whole new taste you are going to love. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

It was the French Onion Rice.


Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake is a rich buttery cake loaded with lots of lemon flavor. This cake is perfect snack with a cup of coffee. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

I was thinking I would be publishing this lemon pound cake recipe in the Spring, not in February. However this weather here in Cleveland, well everywhere it seems is CRAZY! Yesterday the temp outside was 70 degrees! It is the warmest February on record according to the news here.

What is ironic, 2 years ago it was the coldest February on record. That was when we had a day where the temp outside went -20. I remember that day because I was doing that favor for work and had to drive to Niles Ohio for them. My car said it was -20 on the turnpike. When I got to a rest stop to get coffee on the drive, I took a photo of the dashboard where it said -20 degrees and put on Facebook.

Anyway, back to the lemon pound cake. I love anything lemon. Lemon is my favorite flavor in the whole world. I admit it was PMS that made me craving a pound cake.

My local store had some Meyer lemons. So I bought them and decided I wanted to make a pound cake with the lemons. I love that tart lemon taste that combines well with the rich butter loaf. To me, this lemon pound cake is a marriage of the two.

Lemon Pound Cake is a rich buttery cake loaded with lots of lemon flavor. This cake is perfect snack with a cup of coffee. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Check out these recipes:

You May Also Need...

The following are affiliate links. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate  Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees to Amazon.com and affiliate sites.

Thanks so much for being apart of Seduction in the Kitchen!

window.fd(‘form’, {
formId: ‘5ddce5c5e576d10026662935’,
containerEl: document.querySelector(‘#fd-form-5ddce5c5e576d10026662935’)

Lemon Pound Cake
Yield: 6

Lemon Pound Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Lemon Pound Cake is a rich buttery cake loaded with lots of lemon flavor. This cake is perfect snack with a cup of coffee.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Zest of whole lemon
  • Juice of a whole lemon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with 1 tablespoon of soft butter.
  3. Dust pan with cake flour.
  4. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. In food processor, process sugar and lemon zest until combined.
  6. In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar mixture. Cream together until it is light and fluffy.
  7. Add lemon juice, eggs and vanilla, process until combined.
  8. Sift flour mixture over eggs in three steps, whisking gently after each addition until just combined.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
  11. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and continue to bake until deep golden brown and skewer in center comes out clean (about 35 minutes).
  12. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  13. Turn onto wire rack.
  14. While cake cooling bring sugar, lemon juice and zest to boil in small saucepan.
  15. Stir occasionally to dissolve sugar.
  16. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
  17. With toothpick poke holes on all sides of cake.
  18. Brush on Lemon Glaze.
  19. Allow to cool at room temperature at least one hour before serving.
  20. Slice it up and ENJOY!



Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 678Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 7g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Deanna Samaan
Follow Me
Latest posts by Deanna Samaan (see all)

Sharing is caring!

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Raia Todd
    February 25, 2017

    This looks gorgeous! I love pound cake, but I don’t think I’ve ever made a lemon flavored one before. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 26, 2017

      If you love lemon you love the flavor of this pound cake! Thank you!

  • Kavey at Kavey Eats
    February 25, 2017

    Huge kudos on the rice recipe going viral on Pinterest, that’s amazing! Looks like this luscious lemon cake is another winner so fingers crossed for you that it does so too!

  • Cliona Keane
    February 25, 2017

    This looks like a classic, pound cake is such a perfect tea time treat! Congratulations on your fantastic success with Pinterest, I’ve scheduled this one…lets get you going viral again!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 26, 2017

      Thank you so much! I hope so. I love lemon pound cake!

  • Luci's Morsels
    February 25, 2017

    This is one of my favorite treats from Starbucks but I bet this recipe is cheaper! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 26, 2017

      i love Starbucks version. Your right it is cheaper to make and you can have it at anytime 🙂

  • Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology
    February 25, 2017

    Lemon pound cook is the best brekkie with a cup of coffee!

    • Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology
      February 25, 2017

      *Cake 😉

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 26, 2017

      I could not agree more 🙂

  • Dan from Platter Talk
    April 23, 2017

    Lemons evoke thoughts of spring to me for some reason and with that being said, we love this lemon pound cake and will be making it soon. Beautifully done and congrats on the viral posts; well deserved!

    • Deanna Samaan
      April 25, 2017

      Thank you! it amazing seeing something go viral!! You think, wow people really like me! I hope I can do it again 🙂