Lemon Pound Cake

 What is Lemon Pound Cake?

This easy recipe is rich and buttery, with fresh lemon flavor. It's dense and moist, with a tender crumb, and drizzled with lemon glaze!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Cream the Butter

Beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest together until light and fluffy.

Add the Sour Cream

Add the sour cream and mix just to combine. Then add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time.

Add the Lemon Juice

Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.

Combine Ingredients

Mix together the dry ingredients, then slowly add them into the wet ingredients and mix to combine.

Bake the Cake

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake.

Cool the Cake

Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Make the Glaze

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients.

Glaze the Cake

Drizzle the glaze over the cooled pound cake.


Allow the glaze to set completely before slicing, at least 15 minutes.

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