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Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

Zesty Lemon Pound Cake
Makes:
12 to 16 servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
75
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
554 reviews
This Zesty Lemon Pound Cake makes a wonderful dessert no matter what the occasion.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (6 oz.) * NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated lemon peel, (about 3 medium lemons)
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 10-cup Bundt pan.

MELT morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool slightly.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and melted morsels. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl. Make holes in cake with wooden pick; pour half of lemon glaze over cake. Let stand for 5 minutes. Invert onto plate. Make holes in top of cake; pour remaining glaze over cake. Cool completely before serving.


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    zesty lemon pound cake

    Ronda Clemons from Apple Valley, CA

    I will be making tonight yummy

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    like eating sunshine!

    Sue Danko from Pittsburgh, PA

    defintely a taste of sunshine! wonderful and easy to make---a versitle dessert which can be enjoyed anyday as well as when entertaining!

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    Good Summer Treat

    Kathy Olson from MN

    very easy lemon dessert. I added Lemon Pudding to the mix which brough out a good flavor

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    Lemon Perfection!

    Suzanne Sharpton from Beaumont, TX

    We ate this entire cake within 24 hours of making it! It is absolutely perfect and I made it exactly as the recipes specifies. I love that it's made with all natural lemon flavor - no artificial aftertaste. This recipe has a permanent place in my recipe collection.

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    Delicious lemony flavor

    Patricia Bove from Saint Cloud, FL

    I made this cake to take to my husband's Aunt & Uncle's for Easter dinner. As there were to be an abundance of desserts, I baked it into 2 loaves and brought one. I followed the recipe, but added a teaspoon of lemon extract to the batter. Everyone loved the great lemon flavor of this cake. I served the other loaf when we had company later in the week, again to rave reviews! There were many requests for the recipe.

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    It was good..not great...

    LISA LOMBARDO from Turnersville, NJ

    I thought the cake was moist and tasty, but it did NOT have the texture of a pound cake at all. I didn't care for the glaze that much. It was too tangy. I am not crazy about mixing lemon juice and powdered sugar to make a glaze. It needs something else to cut back on the acid of the lemons. I probably wouldn't make this again because I've had better lemon pound cakes.

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    zesty lemon pound cake

    Blanche Tyne from Glace Bay, NS

    This cake was so easy to make.It was so moist and the leomon flavour the best.For quick dessert with great taste and looks great this is now my #1 cake.Was a hit with the whole family

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    Yummy

    Deanie Wittwer from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

    My son loves anything lemon so this sounds ideal for me to make for him..

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    Outstanding!

    Kara Vereen from FL

    This cake was easy and delicious! Sweet, tangy, and moist. Definitely a keeper!

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    Wonderful!

    Mary Reynolds from Jackson, MS

    This cake is wonderful.....moist and delicious! It is my family's new favorite lemon pound cake. I will be making again and again.

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    WOW!!!!

    Georgine Whitman from Pinckney Michigan

    The best. My family and friends love this cake. My Daughter asked for it for her Birthday cake. Won it in a dessert contest at work. I double batch the glaze one for the bottom and one for the top. Yummy!! Very moist and Lemony.

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    Very Tasty!

    Cynthia Thigpen from Birmingham, AL

    This was the very first bundt cake I made ever! It was very moist and delicious! My family loved it!

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    good to eat

    Beverly Mclain from Union, MS

    have made this cake it is easy and tastes good.

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    lucious lemon!!!

    MICHELLE FLUSTER from Slingerlands, NY

    I have made this cake quite a few times & I never have any leftovers!!! My family loves this cake!! It is so moist & lemony!!! So refreshing any time of the year!

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    YUM!!!

    vincent kozma from toronto, CA

    What a treat and soo easy to make! The one chance (by family request) is I do a double batch of glaze and have it as a dip on the site - sure it is not the most healthy but everyone finds it fun.

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    BEST LEMON POUND CAKE EVER!

    Joyce Miller from ,

    First, thank you for this fantastic recipe (an adjective I rarely use). My alterations: I baked the dough in two loaf pans, but for company on its way, I'd use the bundt pan. Next, I melted the morsels at 50% power--easy! Finally, I omitted the glaze. Instead, I brought to a simmer 1/2 c. lemon juice and 1/2 c. granualted sugar. As soon as the cakes were browned and tested done, I poked the tops with a thin-bladed knife. Then, I slowly spooned on the cooled glaze. When the cakes cooled in the pans on cooling racks, I had no problem removing them from the pans (I use parchment paper). I did have a problem resisting the wonderful crust and taste of this cake. Wonderful--a favorite now and forever! (And I've been a baker and saver of recipes for over 30 years.)

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    Good

    Cristina Batres from Buchanan, MI

    My mom loves it when I make her this cake. I always tried it without the white chocolate and still tastes delicious! Not too sour or anything but nice with a little of sweet and tasty!

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    Yummy

    ERIN MOWERY from Fort Polk, LA

    This was simple to make and delicious. My husband and kids love it! Not too lemony, and moist!!

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    Great Cake

    Linda Nerren from BRANDON, MS

    I made this cake last weekend. It was delicious, extremely tasty and quite moist!

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    Fantastic - everyone will love it

    Tina Nevitt from Fairfax, VA

    When I saw this receipe I immediately had to make it. Brought it into the office, and everyone fell inlove with it! Many came back for a second slice. The cake was literally devoured. It was gone in less that two hours. Came home and made another one that evening (quick and easy to make) and the next day it was gone again.

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    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Lynn Phillips from GAFFNEY, SC

    WOW! One of the best, if not the best, lemon pound cake ever. It was so moist that it almost felt like biting into cheesecake. My co-workers and family loved it. Will become a favorite!

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    easy

    linda pena from Pasadena, TX

    This receipe is like the "old fashion lemon cake", they are both delicious.

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    Lemon Pound Cake

    Kathleen A Groh from Orefield, PA

    I made this one year for Easter dessert and got a lot of complements. Easy to make and very delicious. Just the right complement to a dinner of any kind. I will make it again.

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    WOW!!

    Sandra Clements from Jackson, MO

    THIS IS VERY GOOD AND I WILL BE MAKING IT AGAIN. IT IS VERY MOIST AND HAS A GREAT LEMON FLAVOR. THIS IS GREAT TO TAKE TO POTLUCKS AND ANY HOLIDAY GATHERINGS.

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    Tasty Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Denise Middleton from Hemet, CA

    This recipe is really good for bake sales. Very moist and firm with just enough lemon flavor that is just so tasty with coffee. This cake will sell fast and will be asked for through out the whole year.

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    Love it

    Arwen Rosenberger from Mazomanie, Wisconsin

    I lost my recipe for this pound cake and missed it greatly. It is very moist with good lemon flavor.

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    great cake

    claudia jimenez from Griffith, IN

    I make this cake often and my family loves it!! It's great with coffee.

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    Others liked it

    Sandra DiGesse from Stoughton, MA

    This was not to my taste -- I don't care for the flavor of which chocolate chips in the cake. It was a hit with my coworkers, though.

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    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Elaine Memmott from Easley , South Carolina

    I made this cake to travel for a Birthday celebration. I doubled the glaze. It was delicious. Everyone loved it.

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    Fantastic cake

    Cindy Kelly from McDonough, GA

    Found this recipe when a friend asked me to make a Lemon Pound Cake for her. Her family devoured it and she wants another one..It is a great recipe..

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    Moist and delicious!

    Karen Crocco from Hamden, CT

    I made this cake for a school function, and it was gone in minutes. Most lemon cake is somewhat dry, but this was moist and very lemony.

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    Outstanding cake!!

    Sandra Taylor from Greenville, SC

    I am always searching for the ultimate lemon cake recipe. My search has ended!!! This is not only my favorite, it has become the the most requested from my friends...

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    Dense and Lemony

    Deborah Cooper from LOS ANGELES, CA

    This cake was easy to make. The texture was velvety and dense. The flavor was superb. I can't wait to make it during the Christmas holidays in bundtlette pans.

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    Old Stand By

    CONSTANCE ZECCHIN from INMAN, SC

    This cake is a dessert I make over and over. Also have made it for cake sales and it has been one of the first to sell! Easy and delicious!

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    easy lemon cake

    Debbie Boory from Providence, RI

    I made this for my family who love lemon. It is delicious and easy, easy.

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    zesty lemon pound cake

    diane barron from West Chester, PA

    i served this to my family, We thought it was the best that I ever made, this will be made monthly, it was a big hit.

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    Zesty Lemon BLUEBERRY cake

    Susi Matthews from Coweta, OK

    I love this recipe. I modified it a bit to make it lower in fat and then added fresh blueberries to it. It's a favorite with my family and friends; they ask me to make it again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    great cake!

    Randi Verreault from Port McNicoll, ON

    easy to make, great flavour, even the kids liked it!

  •  Star(s)

    zesty lemon pound cake

    terry zinck from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    My family loved this cake. It was gone in a flash! It was easy to make and turned out perfect. I will make this cake over and over. It will be one of my holiday treats this year. Thanks

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    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Cassandra Kelley from Norwalk, CA

    I made this cake for 1 of my co-workers for her b-day & she wouldn't share, so the team was mad at her & i have to bake it again for the team. But the lady i baked it for said it was delisicous

  •  Star(s)

    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    elizabeth biggs from MARIETTA, GA

    This cake had a wonderful flavor. I did modify a few of the ingredients to lower the calories...I used egg beaters, halved the sugar and the morsels, and added extra vanilla.I added 3oz. of fat free cream cheese softened to give a smoother texture.

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    Melt in you Mouth

    Phedella Bradford from Cleveland, OH

    Served with a scoop of lemon or pineapple sherbet is a must.

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    Yummy, yummy for my tummy!

    Patricia Cortez from BENTONVILLE, AR

    This pound cake went over well with the guests we had over dinner. Everyone wanted the recipe! I served it with french vanilla ice cream. Great recipe!

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    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Joanne Valcourt from LOWELL, MA

    I like this cake easy and delicious

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    Perfect Spring Cake

    Christine Figueroa from MATTHEWS, NC

    I made this for Easter and it was great! Everyone wanted the recipe.

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    rick & flavorful

    Marlene Wright from TUCSON, AZ

    I made this for my husband's birthday since he loves lemon desserts. It was so easy to make. I did it in 2 loaf pans so I could freeze half for another time. It is so moist & rich with flavor. I will definitely make it again.... it is in my favorite recipe binder!

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    Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

    Cheryl Majchrzak from MILWAUKEE, WI

    This is the best lemon pound cake I've ever tried. Absolutely delicious and so moist.Will be making it often. This recipes a keeper.

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    The Name says it all

    Shirley Kirchdoerfer from SUMMIT HILL, PA

    I made this recipe for Easter. My company enjoyed the fresh taste of lemon in this perfect cake to serve after dinner with coffee and tea. The recipe was not difficult to follow and the cake turned out well. My mother informed me that this cake tasted even better the next day when she had a piece after her lunch!

  •  Star(s)

    It's A Winner

    Lisa Burnham from PLAINS, MT

    I took this cake to a picnic and it was gone in under an hour and I had many recipe requests. I frosted mine with coconut frosting which complimented the lemon nicely. Will make again!

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    Great

    KIM MAHONEY from MORRISTOWN, NJ

    I made this this weekend for a party. Everyone loved it. It was easy - and lemony. Great dessert.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from Fat: 190
  • Total Fat: 21g (32% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 14g (68% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 95mg (32% of DV)
  • Sodium: 300mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 67g (22% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 46g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 8% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Zesty Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 oz.) * NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated lemon peel, (about 3 medium lemons)
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 10-cup Bundt pan.

MELT morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool slightly.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and melted morsels. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

BAKE for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in small bowl. Make holes in cake with wooden pick; pour half of lemon glaze over cake. Let stand for 5 minutes. Invert onto plate. Make holes in top of cake; pour remaining glaze over cake. Cool completely before serving.

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