ali Bresnahan Recipe

Lemon Pound Cake

By ali Bresnahan alibee

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
12 people, or 1 husband
Prep Time:
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ali's Story

Tastes even better cold and sliced real thin. Yum.
I've been making this DH pound cake for over 50 years, and it's still my favorite.
*NOTE: You can use any "flavor" of DH cake mix, just adapt the pudding and the liquid for the glaze to the mix flavor. Fun to garnish with fruit or nuts on top of the glaze.*


1 pkg
duncan hines lemon (or orange) cake mix
1 pkg
lemon instant pudding (4-serving size)
1 c
water (or: apricot nectar, or orange juice)
1/3 c
cooking oil
2 c
powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice (or orange juice, your choice) - or milk, if you're making devilsfood or chocolate

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour (or use cooking spray) 10" bundt pan or tube pan. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl. Beat at med speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes and pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick or tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 25 minutes. INVERT onto serving plate. Cool completely before glazing.
FOR GLAZE: mix together powdered sugar and liquid, a little at a time. (doesn't take as much as you might think!)
Make glaze, be sure to taste just to make sure it's perfect.
Glaze should be thick, yet pourable. Drip glaze over cake; adorn as desired.
When making the Devils Food Pound Cake, i like to put strawberries or raspberries surrounding cake on serving plate.
(*NOTE* when I make the Orange version, i generally decorate with pecans alternated with orange (or mandarin orange) slices.
Always delicious.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #puddingmix, #4eggs

  • Comments

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    donna morales Donnald07 - Oct 6, 2011
    looks and sounds delish Ali. Def a save. BD loves his lemon desserts. thanks for sharing this one. How are you feeling friend?
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    ali Bresnahan alibee - Oct 6, 2011
    oh, i'll tell ya, glad when all this junk is over. i'm ok, thanks for asking. This cake is so easy and so good - i know BD will love it.
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    ali Bresnahan alibee - Oct 6, 2011
    For whatever reason, this has to be Duncan Hines. I've tried it with other cake mixes from time to time, never quite right. This one is NO fail, great texture.
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    donna morales Donnald07 - Oct 6, 2011
    I agree Ali. I've learned from taking cake decorating classes a few years ago and learning different cakes to make for decoration, everyone swears by DH and I do too. So that's what I always get anyway, a few pennies more but worth it.
    I know you will be glad when it's all over so you can go back to chillin and just enjoying life. Take care Ali. Hope you have a great weekend.
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    ali Bresnahan alibee - Oct 6, 2011
    thank you, pal