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Southern Lemon Pound Cake

Southern Lemon Pound Cake

This is a must-try, easy, moist southern lemon pound cake made from scratch. A deliciously sweet treat!
Course Dessert / Treat
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Lemon Pound Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest from 2 large lemons
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Generously grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. 
  • Cream together the softened butter, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly fold in the flour mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until completely done.
  • While the lemon pound cake is baking, combine the ingredients for the glaze.
  • Once the cake is done baking, move from oven and let cool a few minutes. 
  • Gently turn the bundt pan upside down to carefully remove the cake from the pan.  Set aside.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cake while it's still warm.
  • Let sit until cool.
  • Serve & enjoy!