Jojo's Lemon Pound Cake


Same taste as your grandmother's lemon pound cake, but fluffy like the slice at your local coffee shop! Serve with seasonal fruit, whipped cream, your favorite glaze, or just a cup of coffee. Pairs great with summer nights and a cup of tea.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
1 loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup milk

  • lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a loaf pan.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.

  3. Beat butter and lemon zest with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and beat until fluffy again. Don't let butter get too warm. Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next.

  4. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixture, beating batter after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges and cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
25g Fat
64g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 102mg 2%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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