Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake: A Citrusy Symphony of Sweetness 🍋🍰

Elevate your dessert game with the delightful melody of flavors in this Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake. The combination of zesty lemons and rich buttermilk creates a symphony of sweetness that is both refreshing and indulgent. Perfect for any occasion, this pound cake is a timeless classic that will leave your taste buds singing. Let’s embark on the journey of baking this citrus-infused masterpiece that promises to bring joy to every bite.


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease and flour a standard-sized bundt pan.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add Eggs:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  1. Alternate Mixing:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  1. Add Lemon Zest and Juice:
  • Fold in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Ensure even distribution of lemony goodness throughout the batter.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Prepare Lemon Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice to create the glaze.
  1. Drizzle Glaze:
    • Once the cake is completely cooled, drizzle the lemon glaze over the top. Optionally, sprinkle additional lemon zest for a burst of color and flavor.
  2. Slice and Serve:
    • Slice the Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake and serve. Pair it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

Savor the well-balanced combination of buttery richness and citrusy freshness in this Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake. This cake is a veritable feast of flavors, perfect for parties or as a decadent treat for you. Savor every bite with the zesty and bright notes that make it a moment to savor. 🍋🍰✨