Delicate Lemon Pound Cake Recipe
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Delicate Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

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My best friend shared the recipe for this delightful dessert. It goes great with a cup of tea, too. Notice that there is no leavening in the recipe—the carbonated soda does the job! —Kelly Ward Hartman, Cape Coral, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extracts. Add flour alternately with soda, beating just until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan (pan will be full). Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10-20 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Delicate Lemon Pound Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p33

Sweet White Wine

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

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 247214
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"perfect pound cake texture. Pairs nicely with fresh berries on top!"

ScreaminMimi User ID: 5411932 98349
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"very moist and easy to make"

lareeone User ID: 2203881 130696
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"This was so easy to make. Great taste and the texture was perfect."

elaijohn User ID: 1616150 64207
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2008

"I would like to know if this can be made in the microwave? And if so, at what setting and for how long?"

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