Citrus Pound Cake Recipe
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Citrus Pound Cake Recipe

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Moist and tender, this gorgeous classic has a refreshing taste of sunshine. —Lisa M Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 508 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla, lemon peel and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with yogurt. Beat just until combined.
  2. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough lemon juice to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with candied lemon and orange peel. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Pound Cake in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p62

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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elianenicolas2004 User ID: 4854560 123924
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"jje trouve que ces un tr es bon gateau"

kawfytawk User ID: 524372 109109
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Wasn't a fan....very dry...which was surprising with the yogurt...would not make again...salvaged by making it into strawberry shortcake"

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 190366
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This is very good!"

smfeldner User ID: 3400556 176940
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Stonyfield and Brown Cow also make two great-tasting lemon yogurts..."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 191541
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Yoplait makes an non diet lemon yogurt, but you need to find a grocery store that carries an abundance of yoplait flavors."

momeothree User ID: 3004942 212190
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I wondered about the Lemon Yogurt, thanks for the suggestion. I am making this cake this weekend for Easter!"

aperfectpair User ID: 2844458 192921
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"Lemon yogurt is impossible to find. The best I could do was a "diet" lemon creme pie and I worried how the aspartame would cook. It was ok, but if I made it again I think I would try to find a non-lite yogurt in a citrus flavor."

tankala13 User ID: 3873850 191526
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Nice one!! Will make this again for sure."

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