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Lemon pound cake with lemon glaze

Jan 15, 2023
A slice of homemade lemon pound cake drizzled with a lemon glaze

Lemon pound cake from scratch with a cream cheese glaze 🍋😩


8 – 10 slices
Lemon cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 – 2 cups granulated sugar, to taste
1 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp lemon zest (optional)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Lemon icing
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 tbsp lemon juice


Grease and dust with flour a 8 – 10 cup capacity bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and salt and beat with an electric mixer until well combined and light and fluffy.
Next, add in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
After, add in the lemon zest and juice and vanilla and beat again to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
Add in half of the dry ingredients into the wet and beat to combine. Add in the milk and beat again.
Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and beat to combine.
Now, with a spatula mix to make sure everything is well combined (Do not overmix).
Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit on the center rack for 50 minutes.
When done, take it out and cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring.

To make the icing, combine both ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine making sure there are no lumps.
Let the cake cool completely and pour over the icing. Serve and Enjoy!

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