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Light Lemon Pound Cake

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First, I must tell you that this Light Lemon Pound Cake is not “light” in a healthy kind of way. It’s a light taste of lemon in the cake. This recipe is far from healthy 🙂 But it’s delicious.

I love pound cakes – but they have to be moist not dry. It also has to have a unique flavor and a good glaze. So after looking at a few recipes – this is what I have. It’s really good  – it’s a great cake to serve with coffee or tea.

Who doesn't love lemon flavored desserts? This Light Lemon Pound Cake is really easy to make and starts with a boxed cake mix. And it's topped with a lemon glaze. It's an easy bread recipe that's made with a pudding mix. It's just as good as the lemon loaf you find at Starbucks. #lemon #dessert #bread

Printable Recipe

Light Lemon Pound Cake

  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3.7  ounce instant Lemon pudding powder
  • ½  cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½  cup milk
  • 8 ounces sour cream (I think you could also use vanilla yogurt)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 and grease 2 large loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients until there are no lumps.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the two pans. Bake for about 45-50 minutes. I had to bake the cake in the glass pan for about 5 minutes longer than the cake I made in my metal pan.


  • ¼  cup (4 tablespoons) of butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla
  1. Melt butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix together and if necessary slowly add more milk until you get it to a good consistency.
  3. Pour it over the cake and enjoy! This cake actually tastes better when it cool.

This glaze recipe will actually make a little more glaze then you will need – so don’t feel obligated to use it all.

If you want to make it a little more lemony you could add a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the cake batter.

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Wednesday 6th of June 2012

I make this same cake, except use lemon cake mix too. I love chocolate, but this is really my favorite cake! Came over from Eat at Home Cooks


Wednesday 6th of June 2012

Thanks for stopping by! Yeah Im a chocoholic :) But this is a good sweet treat.


Sunday 27th of May 2012

I shared it on Facebook. Looks SO yummy!!


Saturday 26th of May 2012

That looks yummy! I tweeted it out for you. Whirlwind of Surprises


Saturday 26th of May 2012

I don't normally glaze my pound cakes, but I'm going to try this recipe the next time I go on a baking spree! Actually, that gives me an idea...

thanks for sharing!


Saturday 26th of May 2012

My 7 year old asked if I could make this cake for his next birthday :) Can't wait to hear your idea!

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