Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

This Lemon Pound Cake Recipe is a simple and easy pound cake recipe. It is the perfect dessert to make from scratch and has such a dense and moist texture. The hint of fresh lemon juice gives it just the right amount of zest. And using a pound cake recipe with sour cream is sure to give you that extra moisture that will keep everyone wanting another slice! 

Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Knocking this classic off of my Southern Kitchen Bucket List took me way back to being a kid. I remember making this southern classic at my cousins’ house when I would visit in the summer time and we would all enjoy it with whatever fresh fruit we could get our hands on. This is one of my favorite memories with my cousins, so seeing my kids now enjoy pound cake as much as I did makes me so happy.

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During the summer, this is a dessert recipe I tend to pull out frequently since I usually have all the ingredients at home already—hence saving me a trip to the grocery store with the kids.

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The thing I love the most about this particular recipe is that the sour cream adds an extra bit of moisture to the cake. Because I mean, come on, no one likes a dry pound cake.

It is easy to add this in because like I mentioned, this is something that is usually in the fridge as a leftover from another recipe.  A pound cake recipe with sour cream will give you that extra creamy texture that will everyone wanting another slice!

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Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


This Lemon Pound Cake recipe is so easy to make and has a great moist consistency. Top with lemon and glaze icing to complete the treat!




  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • lemon zest (topping)


  1. Start by Preheating oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together butter, vanilla, salt, lemon juice and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in sour cream and mix together.
  3. In a different bowl, add in sifted flour and baking soda. Then, add in this and the eggs with the other mixture.
  4. Add completed mixture to a greased and floured loaf or bundt pan.
  5. Bake for about 45-55 minutes. Test by dipping in a toothpick or fork to check consistency.
  6. Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes before icing or serving.
  7. Top with Glaze Icing and lemon zest. Enjoy!

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Easy Pound Cake Recipe with Glaze Icing

This pound cake recipe with sour cream is so simple to make and is always a hit at my family get-togethers. I love topping it off with our simple Glaze Icing Recipe to add some sweetness to it. Also if you have any fresh fruit lying around it pairs so nicely with berries of any kind.

I like to cook this recipe in a loaf pan because it makes it so easy to serve and slice. We have this one used here available over in our vintage goods shop.

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I would love to know how you like this recipe and what you like to add it in to get different results.


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