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bundt cake on wire cooling rack with flowers, a slice in front, slice behind, and candied lemon slices

Lemon and Sour Cream Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Traci
Bright, lemon-y, and full of the best spring and summertime flavors! This Lemon and Sour Cream Pound Cake is guaranteed to be your new go-to bake.



  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ⅛ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream, room temperature


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 10" bundt pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Stir in flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until cake tests done.


  • Sift powdered sugar into a small bowl.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Beat until smooth.


  • No cake flour? No problem! Measure out 2 cups of all purpose, spoon out 2 Tablespoons of flour, and add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to the flour.
Expert Tips:
  • Make sure the eggs and the butter are at room temperature before baking.
  • The cake batter is thick. Use a rubber spatula to spoon it into the pan and spread it evenly over the top.
  • The glaze is optional, but definitely recommended!
  • This cake is delicate. Be careful when trying to move it!
  • Store this cake in the fridge for the best results.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg