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Overhead view of slices cut from a glazed lemon pound cake.

Lemon Pound Cake

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This fluffy Lemon Pound Cake recipe is filled with fresh lemon flavor and ribbons of tangy lemon curd. Topped with a sweet lemon glaze made with limoncello liqueur!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, in liquid state
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd

Limoncello Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Limoncello (or fresh lemon juice)


  1. Lemon Pound Cake: Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Lay a strip cut to fit the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, so the paper hangs over the ends. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray. Set the pan aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, zest and vanilla until smooth and combined.
  4. Slowly stream in the coconut oil, whisking consistently until combined.
  5. Add in the baking powder and salt and whisk until combined.
  6. Finally stir in the flour until just incorporated. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  7. Spread 3/4 of the batter into the prepared pan. Drizzle 1/2 of the lemon curd on top of the batter, keeping it away from the edges.. Top with the remaining batter and then the remaining curd, also being careful not to let the curd touch the edges of the pan. The curd will burn if it’s exposed to the edge of the pan.
  8. Using a butter knife swirl the curd into the batter.
  9. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to glaze.
  11. Limoncello Glaze: To prepare the glaze whisk the powdered sugar and Limoncello together until smooth. Pour this on your warm cake.
  12. Allow the glaze to set before slicing.

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