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Lemon pound cake

The Best Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

This Best Homemade Lemon Pound Cake is heavenly! It has a crunchy outside, fluffy and moist inside, and it's bursting with citrus flavor.
Course Dessert / Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Pound Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lb salted butter
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • lemon zest from 1 large lemon
  • 4 oz lemon pudding mix


  • Preheat your oven to 325.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together at a medium speed.
  • Slowly add in the sugar.
  • Once the sugar, butter, and cream cheese are creamed together, add in the eggs, but one egg at a time.
  • Slowly add the flour, just a little at a time. Then add in the pudding mix.
  • Pour in the lemon juice, then add in the lemon zest.
  • Add the vanilla extract, and mix the batter until smooth.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan, then pour in the cake batter.
  • Let the cake bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes, OR until done.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, and let it cool before removing it from the pan.
  • Place the cake on a plate or cake server, and do not cut into it until it is completely cool.
  • Serve, and enjoy!