Lemon Pound Cake Loaf (Better than Starbucks!) - With Vide
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Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

By Tessa Arias
March 10th, 2021
4.89 from 304 votes
4.89 from 304 votes

Ultra buttery and bursting with fresh lemon flavor, this Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is a spring favorite! The batter takes just minutes to make and will win the heart of any Starbucks lover!

Yield: 1 9x5-inch loaf

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Tons of bright fresh lemon flavor! The perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
Texture: Unapologetically buttery and moist with a thick, luscious glaze on top.
Ease: The batter comes together in minutes.
Pros: The most perfect spring treat.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Absolutely. Any lemon lovers will go crazy over each slice of this recipe.

Dare I say it: this Iced Lemon Pound Cake Loaf tastes even BETTER than the Starbucks Lemon Loaf recipe.

(And it’s certainly much cheaper!)

homemade lemon pound cake with a glaze on top

Right behind chocolate, lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Both in sweet or savory dishes!

Now that spring is upon us, I was craving something bright and sweet but still rich and satisfying.

I knew I wanted to tackle perfecting the lemon loaf. I envisioned something ultra moist and buttery and bursting with lemon flavor.

Many lemon recipes seem to lose the intensity of lemon flavor after baking, so I had to find a way to pack a strong lemon punch without using difficult to source ingredients into this lemon loaf cake!

The resulting lemon loaf recipe just below was heavily inspired by both Baked and Cooks Illustrated recipes. I tested batch after batch, tweaking and experimenting until I was obsessed with the final result! This Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf recipe turned out better than I could have imagined.

slices of homemade moist lemon pound cake on a wooden board

How to Make Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

What is Pound Cake?

Pound cake is traditionally made with a pound of each of the four main ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Despite the fact that this makes a traditional pound cake recipe easy to remember, it doesn’t always produce the best results. You’ll see my recipe below still uses a lot of butter and sugar, but the ratios vary slightly.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Moist Lemon Pound Cake:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cake flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemons – TONS of zest and 1 tbsp lemon juice, for maximum flavor
  • Eggs
  • Butter – the butter is melted instead of creamed!
  • Sour Cream (or full-fat plain unsweetened yogurt)

Do I Have to Use Cake Flour?

This recipe uses half all-purpose flour and half cake flour for the best of both worlds. When using only all-purpose flour, the loaf has more of a muffin texture. When using only cake flour, the loaf is too delicate and crumbly.

While you can use only all-purpose flour, I’d highly recommend using real cake flour for the best results. Learn more about the science of cake flour (and why I don’t use DIY substitutes) here.

Why Does This Loaf Recipe Require a Blender or Food Processor?

Like all pound cakes, this is a high-ratio cake – meaning there’s as much or more sugar as there is flour. This provides a beautifully moist tight-crumbed texture without needing to cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer.

Instead, a blender or food processor not only assists in making quick and easy work of making this batter, but it also helps emulsify all the rich ingredients together into a smooth batter.

The last ingredient is the melted butter, which must be drizzled in a steady stream as the blender or food processor goes to perfectly emulsify.

sugar in a processor for homemade lemon pound cake loaf

Can I Use a Different Sized Pan?

This recipe uses a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan for best results.

To Bake in a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch Pan

Add about 5 minutes to the baking time. This is the pan I use for smaller loaves. Loaves baked in this slightly smaller pan will rise higher and look taller, more like what you’d see in a bakery case.

If you use an even smaller pan, you may run the risk of the loaf overflowing, or collapsing slightly in the center – especially if you live at higher altitudes.

To Bake in a Bundt Cake Pan

Double all ingredients and bake in a well-greased 10 to 12 cup bundt pan and bake for about 50 to 60 minutes. OR, use my Lemon Bundt Cake recipe which is more light and cakey than this pound cake recipe.

To Bake in Glass or a Ceramic Pan

I tested this recipe in a metal pan because it conducts heat quickly and efficiently. Glass and ceramic are slower conductors of heat, so if you use this style pan you’ll need to decrease your baking temperature to 325°F and increase your baking time by about 10 minutes. Check out my article on Glass vs. Metal Pans

The Trick to Bright Lemon Flavor in Pound Cake (even after baking)

Lemon flavor can dull during the baking process. That’s why this recipe calls for two whole tablespoons (not teaspoons!) of both lemon zest and juice. Then there’s a tablespoon of fresh juice in the glaze, which helps give a fresh punch of lemon flavor. You’ll need about 3 large lemons in total!

How to Make Lemon Glaze for Pound Cake

You’ll just need 3 ingredients for the lemon glaze: powdered sugar, a lemon, and milk or cream. Whisk together the glaze ingredients until thick but pourable. The consistency of your glaze will depend entirely on the brand of powdered sugar you’re using and how humid it is in your kitchen.

  • To Make the Lemon Glaze Thinner: Add more lemon juice or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • To Make the Lemon Glaze Thicker: Add more powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time.

How to Store Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

The glazed loaf can be covered in foil or plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Can I Freeze Lemon Pound Cake Loaf?

Yes! Wrap the unglazed loaf tightly in plastic wrap and store for 1 month. Your loaf will likely develop a moist or tacky surface on top, but the glaze should disguise it nicely.

close up of copycat starbucks lemon pound cake with icing dripping
slice of buttery and moist iced lemon pound cake loaf

More Scrumptious Lemon Desserts to Try:

4.89 from 304 votes

How to make
Lemon Loaf Pound Cake

Yield: 1 9×5-inch loaf
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Ultra buttery and bursting with fresh lemon flavor, this Lemon Loaf Pound Cake is a spring favorite! The batter takes just minutes to make and will win the heart of any Starbucks lover!


For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (85 grams) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest (from about 3 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) sour cream or plain yogurt, at room temperature
  • 2 sticks (227 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup (125 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream


Make the loaf:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Pulse a few times to evenly distribute the zest. Add the lemon juice, eggs, and sour cream and pulse until combined. On low speed, gradually drizzle in the melted butter in a slow steady stream until well combined.

  4. Make a well in the dry ingredient mixture. Pour in the wet ingredients. Mix gently with a rubber spatula until just combined. Batter will be slightly thin.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached, about 50 minutes if using a metal pan, or once an internal temperature of 200-205°F is reached.

    If using a glass or ceramic pan, decrease your baking temperature to 325°F and increase your baking time by about 10 minutes.

  6. Cool in pan for 15 to 20 minutes then run a thin flexible knife around the edges before inverting onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Make the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the glaze ingredients until thick but pourable. Add more juice or milk to thin out or more sugar to thicken until your desired consistency. Spoon over the loaf, letting it drip down the sides if desired. Let set for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Recipe Notes

The glazed loaf can be covered in foil or plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.
Course : Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine : American
Keyword : lemon loaf, lemon pound cake

June 2021 Baking Challenge

This recipe was the June 2021 pick for our monthly baking challenge! Every month you can join the challenge by baking the recipe and snapping a photo for a chance to win prizes! Learn more about my monthly baking challenges here. Check out everyone’s loaves:


Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Aurore — September 23, 2023 at 1:09 am

    I made it several times and each time is a success ! Thank you very much for all your recipes ! And what’s more is you indicate the measurements in grams which is great for us French people
    Writing this while my loaf is in the oven ! However today the batter was different, more like an emulsion and thicker than usual … no idea why but hopefully it will turn as good as it usually is ! Thanks again !

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — September 25, 2023 at 10:53 am

      Hi Aurore! So glad to hear that you enjoy Tessa’s recipes! Without having baked alongside you, it’s difficult to say what could have gone wrong this time. Did you try any new ingredients or change brands of flour, butter, yogurt, etc? Was anything possibly mismeasured by accident? Also, check that your baking powder is still fresh, as expired baking powder could have changed the texture of your batter – learn more about that here. I hope your loaf still turned out as delicious as always!

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    Josephine Dubois — May 7, 2023 at 9:22 am

    This was good! Made it for coffee after church this morning and there was nothing left. All I got was an end piece and someone else took the other end! I made some mistakes so it was a bit drier than I think it probably might otherwise have been. I baked it in a glass pan but didn’t see the recipe suggests baking at 325 for glass pan so I baked it 30 minutes at 350 before questioning why it was browning so fast. I turned the heat down but it still got pretty brown around the edges. I trimmed it – still good! I also added a bit of lemon oil for added lemon punch. I made the glaze but added a tablespoon of melted butter to get a thicker, more stable icing, and I added a few drops of lemon oil to the glaze. It was nice and thick – almost too thick so I’m not sure I’d add the butter next time. My only bummer about this – likely my fault because I baked it too hard – was that I was hoping it would have a lighter crumb. I’m on a quest for a lighter crumb. But that is personal taste and I would absolutely bake this again! At 325… 😉

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    Eileen McQueeney — May 1, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    I can’t wait to make this amazing looking cake but first I have a question. I have the 1.25 USA loaf pan. Would that work for this recipe and if so, how should I amend the cooking time? I’m going out tomorrow for the cake flour!!
    Thanks so much!!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — May 3, 2023 at 11:13 am

      Hi Eileen! This recipe was written for the USA 1.25 Lb Loaf Pan, but alternate pan directions can be found above the recipe (in the pink tip box). Let us know what you think of this recipe once you’ve given it a try! 🙂

  4. #
    Laura — April 30, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Have you ever made this without lemon? For a good ‘ole fashioned plain buttery pound cake?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — May 1, 2023 at 9:56 am

      Hi Laura! We haven’t tried that, as this recipe was formulated to be a deliciously lemon-y loaf, much like the Starbucks Lemon Loaf. Let us know if you give this a try 🙂

  5. #
    Kelly — April 3, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    You will not find a better tasting, and best texture lemon loaf. I have made this recipe many times. It is truly the best lemon loaf recipe you will ever make!!!

  6. #
    Mariana — March 14, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    El mejor panque de limón que he hecho y probado en toda mi vida.
    Vale la pena ensuciar el procesador.
    Lo hice en un Pyrex cuadrado y salió muy bien con la disminución de temperatura que sugiere la receta.

  7. #
    Sue — January 16, 2023 at 5:36 am

    I would like to make this in 4 mini loaf tins, if possible how much batter, oven temp and for how long

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 17, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Sue! I’m sorry, but as we haven’t tried that, we can’t say for sure! I would just recommend following Tessa’s instructions (“Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached, or once an internal temperature of 200-205°F is reached”). I hope that helps! Happy baking 🙂

  8. #
    Megan — January 15, 2023 at 9:38 am

    straightforward instructions, delicious result; great job!

  9. #
    Jessica — July 7, 2022 at 10:51 am

    I made this and it turned out quite scrumptious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — July 11, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Jessica! Yay, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this lemon loaf so much!!

  10. #
    Olga — June 19, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Tessa, thank you for sharing. Lemon Pound Cake looks delicious. The recipe is asking for four eggs. I was wondering if it will work with 3?

    Thank you.


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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 20, 2022 at 11:55 am

      Hi Olga! We haven’t tested the recipe with only three eggs, so I can’t say for sure! You will definitely lose some of the structure, moistness and tenderization that the extra egg will bring, so I don’t recommend skipping the last egg. I hope that helps!

  11. #
    Abby — June 7, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Would I be able to make this in a bundt tin? And would I need to double the recipe? Looks delish!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 7, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Hi Abby! We actually have a lemon bundt cake recipe on our site (linked here)! It’s very similar to this pound cake, but the directions and tips are bundt-specific! Be sure to read all of Tessa’s great tips in the pink box above the recipe 🙂 Happy baking!

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        Abby — June 7, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        Oh great! I’ll give that a go. Thank you!

  12. #
    Baishakhi — June 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

      We hope you give this recipe a try, Baishakhi! You’ll love it!

  13. #
    Becca — June 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Honestly the best lemon cake recipe ever! Intense lemon perfection. Moist, not too dense, and the zest in the icing is a game changer. I used all purpose flour, and only had a smaller loaf pan. So I made a mini ramekin with the batter that didn’t fit in the small pan. Came out great! And I got to sample the ramekin while the loaf cooked. Highly recommend!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — June 3, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Yay – so excited to hear that you loved this pound cake, Becca!! I love the idea of a “chef’s sample” with your side ramekin while the loaf finished baking!! 🙂

  14. #
    Vidya — May 4, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Tessa,

    Can the eggs be swapped to flax? Looking for an eggless recipe 🙂

    • #
      Emily — May 4, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      We haven’t tried that, so I can’t say for sure. Let us know how it goes if you experiment!

  15. #
    Grace — May 2, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Has anyone had any luck making this into individual sized cakes? Like maybe in muffin pans?

  16. #
    Daphne — April 30, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Love this recipe. Made it 4 times in one month. The glaze is spot on as well. The only issue I seem to have is this dark brown hard crust along the top edges of the loaf. It gets disguised by the glaze of course and I don’t mind it, but I’m afraid people will think it is overdone when I serve it. Is it part of the charm of the recipe or am I doing something wrong? I bake in a dark metal loaf pan.

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      Emily — May 12, 2022 at 9:39 am

      Hi Daphne! We recommend using a light colored metal loaf pan for that very reason! Here is Tessa’s favorite loaf pan. Let us know how it goes the next time you make this recipe!

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        Elizabeth — December 13, 2022 at 3:32 pm

        Looks and smells amazing, but it is getting very overdone looking on top and it still has 20 minutes to go! I’m baking in a glass pan, center rack, 325, I just lowered the temp to 300….fingers crossed!

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    Melissa — April 30, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Just finished making this and it is MILES better than whatever Starbucks serves – which is my opinion is always a little dry and too sweet. This was so good on it’s own I almost didn’t make the glaze! I will definitely be making this again soon!

  18. #
    Paul Wallen — April 18, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    I used to have a Starbucks habit, before COVID quarantine. It’s funny but I don’t really miss the coffee, but I DO miss the occasional slide of lemon loaf. So I was excited to try this recipe. It did not disappoint! Relatively easy to make and much better (and more lemony) than Starbucks. I also couldn’t help but notice the huge reaction to this one from friends and family, everyone commented and wanted a piece of this one!

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      Emily — April 22, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Happy to hear it was such a hit!! And so glad you love this recipe, it’s a favorite on the HTH team too! 🙂 So lemony and perfect for spring!

  19. #
    Dale — April 10, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Hi there, is it possible to add poppyseeds to this recipe? If so, what amount and are there any special considerations for such an addition?

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      Emily — April 12, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Hi Dale! We’ve not tried that, but you definitely could! Quite a few readers have had success, and one reader specifically mentioned using 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds, which is the amount we use in our Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. Let us know what you think if you give this recipe a try 🙂

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        Dale — April 17, 2022 at 9:47 am

        Oh man, I just made this cake… twice in 3 days because it’s SO INCREDIBLE It’s super moist, wonderfully lemony and definitely an uncanny substitute for Starbucks lemon loaf!!! I love it when a recipe works out exactly as described

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          Emily — April 22, 2022 at 9:29 am

          Yay!! That’s amazing to hear, so happy you love this recipe! 🙂

  20. #
    Marji — March 28, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Great recipe. I loved the texture of the crumb and I made the glaze to be barely oozing to create a think cap on top of the loaf. I used the zest of two lemons in the batter, but it still wasn’t lemony enough for me. The flavor of butter was the top note (and that’s not a bad thing). I will definitely make this again and will try a little lemon extract to bump up the lemon flavor.

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    Sally Renna — March 9, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted? I have in other recipes of mine but I just want to be sure as I have plenty of salted butter on hand, thanks for your delicious recipes

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      Emily — March 9, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Sally! We personally don’t use salted butter in recipes as explained in this article about Salted vs. Unsalted Butter; however, the general rule of using salted butter in place of unsalted is to reduce ¼ teaspoon of the salt in the recipe per 115g of butter. So for this recipe, you would omit the salt completely if using salted butter. I hope that helps!

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    Priya Singh R — March 6, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Best lemon pound cake recipe EVER! My kids polished off half of it in no time. Will definitely be making this often. Turned out great even though I didn’t follow the recipe to the T (over mixed batter) Absolutely delicious! Thank you 🙂

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      Emily — March 8, 2022 at 11:29 am

      So happy to hear it was such a hit! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  23. #
    Shazia Wahab — March 6, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Hey, I made this today and the smell was divine. My family couldn’t wait for it to cool, they dug in before I could even add the glaze definitely 10 stars!!

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    Safiya — March 5, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Can I use cake flour substitute?

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      Emily — March 8, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Hi Safiya! Please check out the pink tip box above the recipe for more details 🙂

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    Safiya — March 5, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Can I bake this in a 10 inches round pan? I want to use it as one of the layers for a wedding cake

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      Emily — March 8, 2022 at 11:09 am

      Hi there! That sounds delicious, though we haven’t tried a 10-inch round pan, so I can’t say for sure! This recipe has only been tested in a 9×5-inch pan as well as a bundt cake pan, but feel free to experiment! We’d love to hear how it turns out!

  26. #
    Elrien Schmitz — March 4, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Hlo Tessa,

    I want to bake this Lemon Loaf for my husband, but we do not have the same brand flours as what you e.g. talked about in your recipe discussion.

    As a result, e.g. the cake flour I could get a hold of does not weigh the same at a 3/4 cup as what your recipe indicates it more or less should. Would you prefer me following the gram weight of the flour in your recipe, or should I still use 3/4 cup of flour even though it then weighs more than the 85 g, for example?

    I hope to hear from you soon. 🙂
    Kind Regards,

    • #
      Emily — March 4, 2022 at 10:06 am

      Hi Elrien! Great question, the general rule is to always use the weight provided by the recipe you’re following regardless of the brand. Can’t wait for you to enjoy this recipe 🙂

  27. #
    Kelly J — February 26, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    I loved the cake. I skipped using the food processor and the cake turned out great.

    I was not a fan of the glaze. I don’t think it tasted good with the milk- it diluted the acidity that the glaze needed. I would add extra lemon juice and omit the milk.

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      Emily — February 28, 2022 at 9:49 am

      Thanks for your feedback!

  28. #
    Erika — February 8, 2022 at 7:31 am

    If we don’t have cake flour can I just use regular flour?

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      Erika — February 8, 2022 at 7:53 am

      I realized after posting this you already answered this above. Thanks!

  29. #
    Cheryl — January 31, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Super easy and tasty! The icing was delicious and perfect consistency as well. I made it in a Williams-Sonoma gold 8 1/2x 4 1/2′ pan, increased the time by 5 minutes as instructed. The loaf was beautiful and I could have probably left it in for only 3-4 minutes extra.

    Adding extra zest to the batter is key!

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      Emily — February 1, 2022 at 10:04 am

      So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Cheryl!

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    Christine — January 25, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Doubled it, Bundt pan, no glaze. Left it on the counter with a note that said ‘lemon pound cake, help yourselves’ got home an hour later and there were 2 pieces left. 4 teenagers. By dinner it was totally gone. A+

    Doubling it maxed out my cuisinart (leaking, dripping) so I sort of rapidly dumped that liquid portion into the dry, not realizing I hadn’t whisked. Pushed the whole thing through a sieve before baking to get rid of the lumps. Not sure if that is why it had such an amazing texture of if it would have otherwise, but worked great. Lost some zest but still super wonderfully lemony.

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      Emily — January 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Oh wow, happy to hear it was such a hit! So glad what could have been a disaster still worked perfectly!

  31. #
    Callie — August 26, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Hi! Do you have any tips for using a stand mixer for this recipe? I don’t have a food processor but I need this loaf cake in my life!!

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      Emily — August 26, 2021 at 9:09 am

      Hi Callie 🙂 You’re welcome to use a mixer but just know the results won’t be exactly the same since a mixer doesn’t blend the ingredients together the same way. Please let us know what you think!

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    Sue Darwell — August 22, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Delicious and so easy. I just need help with the loaves sticking in the tin! I made mini loaves with this recipe but they stuck fast in the tins

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      Emily — August 23, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Hi Sue! So happy you enjoyed this recipe! You definitely want to grease your pans well. For next time, you could try greasing your pans, adding a layer of parchment paper, and then greasing the parchment paper. That way you’ll have something to grab onto when pulling the loaves out. Hope that helps!

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    Karla Camilo — July 6, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Hello!! How many people could eat from this loaf

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      Tessa — July 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

      Typically a 9×5 loaf pan has 12 servings, but it all depends on how thin your slices are. Keep in mind people will be wanting seconds too 🙂

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    Melissa — July 3, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Hi, one more question – above you link the USA loaf pan but the linked one is 8.5×4.5 and you mention it needs to be 9×5 so I wanted to see if that specific 8.5×4.5 can be used?

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      Melissa — July 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      It doesn’t look like my other question posted so I’m kids asking again – I’d like to make this the day before because I need to travel with it the next day, if I refrigerate it and keep it in a cooler bag for the drive can it stay fresh longer than the 2 days room temperature that you’ve mentioned?

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        Tessa — July 5, 2021 at 10:13 am

        Keeping it in a cooler should help! Be sure to keep your loaf covered with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. I didn’t realize you were attempting to travel with this loaf when I responded to your other question, but you could still freeze this loaf after making, and then let it thaw in the cooler bag during the drive. Just glaze when you get to your destination! Hope that helps 🙂

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      Tessa — July 5, 2021 at 10:05 am

      Yup, tried and tested 🙂 Enjoy your lemon loaf!

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    Melissa — July 3, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Hi, will it last a little longer than two days if it’s refrigerated once it cools down? I want to make it a day before it would be tried so I’m hoping it can stay fresh a little longer than the 2 days room temperature (even though all comments show it’s eaten within that time frame lol)

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      Tessa — July 5, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Mine hasn’t lasted longer than that either, so I can’t say for sure haha! I know reviewers have frozen this loaf in the past, then thawed in the fridge and glazed at that point if that helps!

  36. #
    Andrew Hernandez — June 30, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    This isn’t a 5 star recipe at all. IT’S A DAMN 10 STAR RECIPE

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Woohoo!! I’m thrilled you loved it!

  37. #
    Erica Holm — June 30, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I am not really a fan of the Starbucks Lemon loaf even though I love lemon. That being said, this recipe is incredible! So fresh and lemony! I’ll definitely make this again!

  38. #
    Andrew Hernandez — June 30, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Only way to describe this. F*CKING DELICIOUS

  39. #
    Andrew Hernandez — June 30, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I’m not normally a fan of lemon pound cakes, or anything baked that has lemon, but I actually liked this recipe, my brother and mom loved it, my brother also said it has the perfect texture to be made into cake pops, which probably could’ve been a good idea.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

      I’m definitely intrigued on the cake pops! Or, loaf pops? haha! Let me know how that experiment goes if you ever try it out!

  40. #
    Renisha — June 30, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    This cake was super moist and had the right amount of lemony flavor!

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    Amy — June 30, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    This was really simple to make, and it was extremely moist. Definitely not a dry bread at all! I did have to bake mine for extra time, but using an instant read thermometer made it easy to know when to take it out.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Perfect! I’m glad you went with the internal temp for a great outcome 🙂

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    Cynthia Jarvis — June 30, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Taste is fabulous! Just the right amount of lemon. Had a hard time finding the correct size pan. I had one a little too small and after visiting 9 stores purchased one a little too big. So that was a challenge. Loaf was a little flat as a result, but still a good bake.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:39 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this! For future reference, I normally include a link in the pink tip box above each recipe to my favorite pan/tools 🙂

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    Madeline Rauch — June 30, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    This recipe is everything you could want in a lemon pound cake. It’s wonderfully lemony and has that perfect, moist pound cake crumb. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make! This has become a new favorite in my house.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Ecstatic to hear that!

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    Lindsay Sudut — June 30, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Very nice! Second time I’ve made this recipe and it’s easy to put together, with ingredients I had on hand!

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    Ginger — June 30, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Love love lemon! So was a great challenge month 🙂

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    Nicole — June 30, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    This pound cake is delicious and the recipe is so easy to follow!! Highly recommend!

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    Lesa Cooper — June 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    This is my family’s favorite new recipe! We also use oranges instead of lemons sometimes and turns out great! Have made it at least 6 times in the last few months!!! 🙂

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:52 am

      oh my gosh haha! I’m absolutely thrilled this recipe is such a hit!! Love the citrus substitution choice, yum!

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    Rita Zelig — June 30, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Everyone loves this Lemon Loaf Pound Cake! They must watch sugars, so I make a thinner glazing…but otherwise I don’t change a thing! It’s gone 30 seconds after I serve it! Easiest & most delicious recipe out there! Makes great hostess gift too!❤️☕️☺️

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 10:08 am

      This would be a perfect hostess gift, great idea, Rita! I’m so happy this loaf is such a hit every time you make it 🙂

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    Nancy Burch — June 30, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Lemon loaf pound cake. This turned out to be a lemony moist cake with a touch of glaze.

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    Taryn — June 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Yummy! I ran into a few hiccups along the way (totally user error, lol) but it still turned out delicious! I’ll definitely be making this again so I can correct the hiccups.

    In case you’re wondering about the hiccups, my loaf pans are dark so it overbaked. (Always trust your nose. It will tell you when your baked goods are done cooking.) And my food processor doesn’t have a low setting. Just on, and “on” is high speed! Next time, I’ll be using my Vitamix so I can control the speed. 🙂

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    Amy Rowson — June 30, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Great tasting! Just had issues getting it out of the pan and the center needed more cooking time while the rest was done. I will try again tomorrow but will line the pan with parchment paper and poke an upside down flower nail into the paper spraying all well. The nail should help the cake bake more evenly.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 10:02 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed this, Amy! If you plan to use parchment, I’d recommend still spraying the pan, then adding the parchment, and then spraying the top of the parchment to ensure ease of removing the loaf. I haven’t had any issues with this loaf baking up properly, how did yours turn out?

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    Cherish — June 30, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    This lemon pound cake is not so easy to make! It is extremely moist and refreshing! And, I truly believe that it becomes even more moist and refreshing with age! Deliciously yummy!!!

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