This Lemon Pound Cake is the Perfect Spring Dessert

Pound Cake on Ceramic Plate
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If there’s one way to welcome in the spring and all of the renewal it brings, it’s with a sweet, citrus-flavored dessert. Perhaps no sweet treat quite achieves this purpose more than the lemon pound cake. Here’s how you can bake a scrumptious lemon pound cake to welcome in the warm weather and celebrate a fresh start.


  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and apply cooking spray to a baking tray. Add butter, sugar, and lemon zest to a large bowl and use a hand mixer to combine. Add the eggs to the mix, one at a time, and beat each one before adding the next. Add vanilla to the mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt. Mix these ingredients in with the other bowl and add buttermilk.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray and bake for about 55 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cake once cooled.