Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake is full of lemon flavor in the perfect dense and delicious cake. It can easily be made in a bundt cake, tube pan, or two loaf pans. 

Lemon Pound Cake on a cake stand with lemon slices on it.

Traditional pound cake is made with equal parts butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. Lemon Pound Cake is a variation on classic pound cake that is flavored with lemon. In this recipe we’ve replaced some of the butter with cream cheese which compliments the lemon flavor really well. We’ve used lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract for a triple hit of lemon flavor. And that’s just the cake batter itself! We’ve also included lemon juice in the icing as well.

What kind of pan should I use?

You can use this recipe in a standard bundt cake pan, a tube pan, or you can use 2 standard sized loaf pans. No changes are needed in the amounts in the recipe.

PRO TIP: When using a bundt cake pan t’s important that you grease the pan really well. You can grease the pan with shortening or butter, then dust with flour. Another option is to use “pan release” which is a mixture of shortening, oil, and flour.

Greasing a bundt cake pan

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STORAGE: Pound cake needs to be stored in an airtight container to keep it from drying out. Be sure that it is completely cool before placing it into a storage container or plastic bag to prevent condensation from forming.

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