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Cold Oven Lemon Pound Cake

Spring time calls for citrus desserts and this Lemon Pound Cake is absolutely what you need! It was cooked cold oven style and topped with a lemon glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar pound cake, lemon cake, lemon pound cake
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 507kcal


  • For the cake:
  • 3 c all-purpose flour - sifted
  • 2 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c sour cream (full fat)- room temperature
  • 1 c (2 sticks) of unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 5 whole eggs- room temperature
  • 1 package lemon instant pudding
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For the glaze: 
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 4 1/2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 tbsps (whole) milk
  • Lemon zest for garnish (optional)


  • To make the cake:
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and sit to the side.
  • Then, using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed until creamy (approximately 2 minutes).
  • Next, add the lemon instant pudding and mix until combined.
  • Add the eggs to the bowl one at a time, mixing well after each addition before adding the next egg.
  • Next, add the lemon juice and mix.
  • Using a spoon or spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix ensuring that the batter is fully mixed together.
  • Mix in the flour 1/2 c to 1 c at a time, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour.
  • Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with non-stick spray. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it evenly.
  • Set the oven to 325 degrees and bake for about an hour and 15 minutes. The cake is done once an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool for about 20 minutes before inverting.
  • Allow the cake to continue to cool on a wire rack before adding the glaze.
  • To make the glaze:
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk until well blended and the desired consistency is reached.  
  • Decorate the cake with the glaze as desired and serve. (The cake can be iced while it is still warm.)
  • Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg