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Lemon Pound Cake Loaves Recipe
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Lemon Pound Cake Loaves Recipe

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My family is always asking for this bread. It has a rich cake-like taste with a sweet and tangy flavor. All I can say is it's just sooooo good! —Lola Baxter, Winnebago, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • ICING:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture, alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix icing ingredients. Spoon over loaves. Yield: 2 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Originally published as Lemon Pound Cake Loaves in Homemade Food Gifts 2011 2011

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