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Lemon Pound Cake

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Lemon Pound Cake

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This classic pound cake is a favorite for all who try it. Each bite is bursting with lemon flavor, making it especially suitable for the spring and summer months. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large lemons (zested)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (at room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
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    Calories310Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate33g11%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Bruno 8 months ago
    great recipe! I will definitely make again.
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    Katy Frazier a year ago
    my cake cracked but tasted good
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    Rawr a year ago
    My cake didn't rise😭
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    John Edwards a year ago
    easy to make, taste great.
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    Stef a year ago
    Would prefer more lemon 🍋
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    Tomoyo Nightroad a year ago
    very good, use rice cooker instead of oven to bake it and it still turn out good
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    Emma Haskell a year ago
    Very moist! Family really enjoyed it.
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    fly fast 2 years ago
    5+! My god it was good! The best cake I have ever eaten so far! Quite easy, too. Just follow the instructions
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    니 우 2 years ago
    It looks so delicious~! If I have an oven, I want to make it 😉
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    Vicky N. 2 years ago
    A very poorly written recipe. The person didn't say to use the lemon juice but called for 2 large lemons. I had to guess so used the juice from just one of them, along with the zest. They also didn't give novice cooks how to test for doneness.
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    Claudia Lalau 2 years ago
    Best lemon cake i’ve ever tried!
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    Riley Wagener 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious would definitely recommend my family loved it and so did I . Definetly macking it again
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    Angeline 2 years ago
    Light, delicious, lemony. I halved the batter to make 2 smaller cakes & added some dried cranberries to one batter which was absolutely delicious with the extra tang of the cranberries. As organic lemons are expensive where I live, I washed them in organic vege wash to remove the pesticide etc so that the zest would be “clean”. I will be making this over & over again for self & family & friends!
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    Crystal Haddock 2 years ago
    Tastes great, family really enjoyd it!
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    Robin Bradford 2 years ago
    Beautiful perfect lemon pound cake thanks a lot.
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    Shelley 2 years ago
    Delicious! It turned out exactly how a poundcake should.
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    Melissa Torosian 2 years ago
    Good, simple, would make again!
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    Juan Gonzales 2 years ago
    Really good! Just perfect! I’d do this again for sure!
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    K Robinson 2 years ago
    Only need one bowl! Easy and yummy!
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    Debbie 2 years ago
    Ok. Light for a pound cake.
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    Correa 2 years ago
    It is really good, the taste is yummy, and I used oil instead of butter and it is a little dry but tasty.
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    Erinhikkal 2 years ago
    This was my first every try at baking and boy it turned out to be awesome. Instructions are very clear and the cake is yummmmmmmmmmly!
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    Melanie Cruz 2 years ago
    It’s amazing my family enjoyed every bite.
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    Hilly 2 years ago
    It tastes so good though I could not make it as beautiful as the one in the picture.
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    Paulo SR Vicente 3 years ago
    So easy to make and ever better to eat.