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Lemon Pound Cake

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Yesterday was my late kickoff to Father’s Day week starting with New York-Style Cheesecake! If you missed it, be sure to click over and check it out! Because you really don’t want to miss that creamy and decadent treat!

Today’s recipe for Lemon Pound Cake is in honor of my Grandpa Keaton.  I’ve always felt truly blessed in that I have such a great relationship with all my grandparents. I love that they are my friends, confidantes, and people I can turn to for advice and comfort. My Grandpa is all of that and so much more. I think it’s so fun that he’s a total technology buff and always knows when the newest Apple product will be on the market. I love that he never seems to stop learning and then passing on his new knowledge to us. He is such a loving and respected family patriarch, and I’m so grateful to have him as one of the fathers in my life!

Additionally…. he clearly has great taste in dessert. This Lemon Pound Cake is out of this world (buttery, lemony, decadent!), especially served with berries and whipped cream!

Lemon Pound Cake


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat to 350ºF.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each addition.
  3. Mix in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and milk.
  4. Grease and flour an angel food cake pan or fluted tube cake pan. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Let cool for 30 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Tip: hit the sides of the pan while upright before inverting. This will loosen the cake from the sides and allow it to easily slide out.


Recipe source: Food.com



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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

15 comments on “Lemon Pound Cake”

  1. That is awesome that you have such a good relationship with your grandparents. This recipe looks yummy, I love pound cakes!

  2. Your recipes always leave me drooling. :) This one looks amazing!


  3. Between cheesecakes and lemon poundcakes, you are certainly cranking out some decadent, amazing desserts! Very lucky friends and family :) pinned

  4. Lemon pound cake is one of life’s great joys! Love that this one uses melted butter. No mixer needed!

  5. Pound cake is one of my favorite desserts! This looks amazing, especially with the touch of lemon. Beautiful pictures, too. Pinned!

  6. This cake looks perfectly light!

  7. Looks so refreshing. Your crumb looks so fine too, and the cake looks really white too. I usually find any cakes I bake with butter in turn more yellow.


  8. What a beautiful lemon pound cake!

  9. Forget Father’s Day – I want this for ME! :)

  10. This is the best looking pound cake ever! Must make! Pinning!

  11. I love that this is for your grandpa – so sweet! He sounds like a great guy!! And he definitely has good taste – this cake looks delicious. What a perfect summer dessert!

  12. Yum I love pound cake! And lemon is one of my favorite flavors :) What a sweet thing to dedicate it to your grandpa!

  13. Oh, pound cake — how I love you so! Lemon pound cake is perfect for summer!

  14. Indeed you’re lucky to have some great and grand old folk in your life! (with great taste, too.) Looks delicious.

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