Mellina's I Love Lemon Pound Cake

Mellina Land


This is my "I Love Lemon Pound Cake w/Snow Cap Frosting" and it's awesomely delicious!!! It's lemony, it's moist, and it's always a hit! I found this recipe several years ago and every time I make it, there are no leftovers the next day. If you love lemon, this is definitely for you. I've made a few changes to the original recipe, hope you and your family enjoy it as much as mine.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
55 Min


cake ingredients
1 c
butter, softened
3 c
eggs, room temperature
1/3 c
lemon juice, fresh (approx. 3 lemons)
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
1 tsp
lemon extract
3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1 1/4 c
sour cream
snow cap frosting ingredients
4 oz
cream cheese
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 tsp
lemon extract
2 1/2 c
powder sugar

How to Make Mellina's I Love Lemon Pound Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350° F
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. TIP: Be sure to cream the sugar and butter properly, not until just blended, CREAMED, it should look like whipped butter at a glance.
  • 3Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon juice, zest and extract.
  • 4Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat just until combined.
  • 5Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 6Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until blended thoroughly. Gradually add powder sugar. Beat in lemon juice and extract.
  • 8TIP(S): you can use 1 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract in place of 1 tablespoon of fresh grated lemon peel. I don't recommend "REAL Lemon" brand lemon juice, fresh lemon juice is best.

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About Mellina's I Love Lemon Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American