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
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 262 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  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.
    Freeze option: Do not make icing. Securely wrap cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature. Prepare icing as directed.
    Yield: 2 mini loaves (6 slices each).
For one large loaf: Make batter as directed; transfer to a greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Proceed as directed. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Lemon Pound Cake Loaves in Homemade Food Gifts 2011 2011

Sweet White Wine

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

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salisuz User ID: 8868466 249151
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"i didn't have ne lemon - so I used lime instead - folks were amazed over the key lime bread!"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 249135
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"I made this on a dreary rainy NH day and it certainly brightened up the day! Great flavor , easy and a great gift to give! I will be making this again! My cook time was slightly longer."

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