How To Make Southern Lemon Pound Cake (From Scratch)

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Mar. 21, 2017

I love desserts made with fresh lemons! They lend such a light and natural flavor. If youre a fan of lemon desserts then try out this easy southern lemon pound cake. The lemon flavor is not too strong or artificial tasting. Just a balanced lemon freshness and lemon scent that will satisfy your lemon craving.

Normally I must have ice cream with my cakes but for some reason when it comes to lemon pound cakes, only fresh whipped cream will do! Its perfect with it!

This lemon pound cake tastes great right out of the oven and even better the next day!


Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((room temperature))
Butter flavored shortening 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Granulated sugar 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Eggs 5 ((room temperature))
Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Pure lemon extract 2 Teaspoon
Lemon yogurt 5 1/3 Ounce
Buttermilk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemon zest 2 Tablespoon
Lemons 3 , juiced
All purpose flour
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Lemon simple syrup:
Boiling water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
Lemon vanilla glaze:
Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon ((use as required))
For garnish
Whipped cream To Taste
Lemon zest To Taste


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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1232Calories from Fat 466

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.5%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 311 mg12.96%

Total Carbohydrates 180 g60%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 124 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet