Triple Lemon Pound Cake


This is my adaptation of my favorite classic pound cake recipe. This is not difficult to make, even though it's made from scratch, and it always gets rave reviews.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 tube cake


  • 2 sticks butter, softened

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 5 eggs, at room temperature

  • 3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add oil; beat until creamy. Pour in sugar and beat until thoroughly incorporated, pausing to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  3. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add to the sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix in lemon zest and juice. Add extracts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 90 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack. Remove from the pan when cool.

Cook's Note:

Baking time depends on the oven and weather.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

582 Calories
27g Fat
79g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 582
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 116mg 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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