Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

by Koko on January 23, 2012 · 6 comments

in Baking, Cake, Recipe

There is something about a simple lemon pound cake that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the fact that you can eat it with a cup of coffee for breakfast and feel totally ok doing it. Or maybe because you can cut a small sliver off every time you walk through the kitchen and somehow not feel guilty about it. Or maybe because sometimes you refer to it as a “lemon loaf” which doesn’t remotely sound like a dessert. And if doesn’t sound like a dessert then it isn’t one right?

My mom and I have had an ongoing search for the “perfect lemon pound cake” for as long as I can remember. We tried this one by Martha (and yes I can use her first name only and you still know who I’m talking about) and while we were skeptical at first, we were really pleased with the end result: buttery, lemony without being too tart and just sweet enough.

The best part of this recipe?

It makes two loaves. One for you (obviously) and one for a friend.


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Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 January 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

The wife of my dad’s boss growing up would always make a glazed lemon pound cake around Christmas time for all the employees to bring home. It was always my favorite treat that we got every year. I sadly was too icky feeling to make one this past Christmas season, but your post is inspiring me to make one now! Yours is so pretty.

Koko January 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’ve missed you! I am SO happy you are back!

Heather January 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

best post yet! am obsessed with the pics…love the staging! and the cake “loaf” looks divine


Koko January 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

Thanks Heather!

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