Lemon Sunday Pound Cake

Lemon Sunday Pound Cake

8 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

This pound cake is rich, moist, and completely delicious, with just the right amount of citrus. Perfect for Sunday brunch, which is my favorite time to have it!


1 Lemon Sunday Pound Cake
1 c Butter; melted
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 c Sugar
4 Eggs; slightly beaten
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 c all-purpose flour
1 c milk
1 Lemon Sunday Pound Cake Syrup
1 c Sugar
1/2 c lemon juice
1/2 c Water

Original recipe makes 12



For the cake:

Grease a 10 in. tube pan or bundt pan and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix lemon zest and sugar together until sugar is fragrant. Cream sugar and butter. Beat in eggs and lemon juice. Add salt, flour, baking powder and combine. Stir in milk. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.

For the syrup:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool slightly and pour over cake. Let cake sit overnight to soak up the syrup for best results.

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It was butter cream icing :)




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Tried and loved it!!!
Leko_24 1y ago

I used cake flour instead of regular all purpose flour and cooked in a bundt pan and the cake turned out AMAZINGLY!!! Next time I will use more fresh lemon juice for the cake because it wasn't lemony enough for my taste. I also wasn't crazy about the syrup. It was too tart. Not sweet enough. However, I will definitely make this again! Yummy!!!
sherieme 3y ago

Little slices of heaven!!
scarletmoon25 4y ago

This tasted great. I doubled the recipe and made a double layer 9x13 cake. Since it was for a birthday cake, and was going to be iced, I opted not to do the syrup part. I did put lemon pie filling between in between the layers and this worked well!
angrose 4y ago

Definitely a must try!
Jessy1480 5y ago

Love it! My family and co-workers enjoyed it too!
NichelleB 5y ago

Delicious! Easy recipe. I would highly recommend. I halfed the recipe in an 8 inch loaf pan. It turned our great!
Tfinein 6y ago

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luvdyt 7y ago

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