Dessert of the Week~ Lemon Pound Cake


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavoring shortening.
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream.
  • Add 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
  • add 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Spring Color Sprinkles optional


  1. With an electric mixer, cream together 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened and 1/2 cup butter flavoring shortening.
  2. Add 3 cups of sugar to the creamed butter and shortening. This is an important step. Cream these ingredients for 3 to 5 minutes until it is nice and fluffy. See Picture.
  3. Add 5 eggs one at a time just until the egg yolks disappear. About 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Blend in 3/4 cup of sour cream.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
  6. Next, add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking powder to the mixture.
  7. Alternate the 3 cups all-purpose flour with 3/4 cup buttermilk just until blended.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  9. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  10. PREHEAT OVEN 325 degrees
  11. Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow the cake to completely cool about 20 to 30 minutes.
  13. Mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle on cake after it cools.



10 comments for “Dessert of the Week~ Lemon Pound Cake

  1. polly
    April 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Love pound cake and this Lemon Pound Cake recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing

  2. Sandra VanHoey
    April 14, 2014 at 5:11 am

    This sounds delicious and I have to share with my sister. She makes a homemade pound cake that is just so good and moist and I am sure she will want to try this one. It sounds fabulous!

  3. April 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    We love lemon cakes too!


  4. April 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    This looks really good, I am going to have to make it. I pinned it & saved it to Yumprint, so I have a copy of the recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Jessica Medina
    April 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I am a pound cake fan! I will have to try this out. THanks!

  6. shelly peterson
    April 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I Love pound cake. I have never had lemon pound cake though. Would love to try this recipe out.

  7. katrina C.
    April 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I absolutely love lemon pound cake! In fact we bought one from walmart yesterday because I was craving it and didn’t have the time to make it…but I’m willing to bet it tastes much better homemade! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Michael Lambert
    May 1, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I like lemon everything and this sounds good. Will have to see if my wife will make this for me.

  9. Tamra Phelps
    May 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors for any dessert, so this sounds great to me!

  10. Alicia Morris
    May 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    This sounds so good will have to copy this one I love any thing with Lemmon in it have some lemons I need to use so might try this cake this week thank you for the recipe

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