Lemon Pound Cake
Unfortunately, many recipes for this classic recipe turn out heavy, leaden, dry cakes. We wanted a moist, tender, lemony pound cake. For potent lemon flavor, add lemon zest to the cake batter, brush the just-baked cake with lemon syrup, and then spread the cooled cake with lemon glaze.
Why This Recipe Works
For a Lemon Pound Cake recipe with a light, delicate texture, we made sure to thoroughly cream the butter and sugar until very airy, light, and almost white in color. We leavened our Lemon Pound Cake’s crumb with a bit of baking powder and used lots of lemon in each step of our recipe for bright lemon flavor.