Lemon Pound Cake with Orange Glaze


My husband does not enjoy desserts that do not involve chocolate. He considers them a waste of time. I, on the other hand, love fruit flavored desserts. This is why I took advantage of his absence at a conference to spend the week making fruity deliciousness. This is not the only fruity dessert you’ll be seeing in the near future!

Anyway, lemon is one of my favorite flavors. It’s light, it passes for both spring and summer, and I love the bright yellow color of a lemon dessert. You just can’t beat that. It’s like sunshine in bread form! 

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As for the orange, I was originally going to go for a plain old lemon glaze (which you can do, just sub lemon juice for the orange juice), but I had an orange dying a slow death on my counter. I sort of figured orange would compliment the lemon, and boy was I right! It’s just the right combo of tart, sweet, and mellow. I seriously cannot get enough of this bread. I actually ate the entire first batch by myself in one day (aaahhhh!) before I even photographed it. You’re seeing my mini-loaf attempt from two days later. That’s how good this bread is. You can’t leave me and it alone in the same house…

Lemon Pound Cake with Orange Glaze
Yields 1
A light lemon loaf complimented with sweet orange sugar glaze.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Lemon Pound Cake
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 Tbsp lemon juice (can add more if desired)
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1 1/2 cups flour
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/2 cup milk
Orange Glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 Tbsp orange juice
  1. Mix together eggs, butter, sugar, and lemon juice. Add salt, flour, and baking powder and mix well.
  2. Add milk to batter and mix until smooth. Pour into greased and floured bread pan.
  3. Bake at 325° for 45-55 min.
  4. Allow bread to cool. Mix together ingredients for glaze.
  5. Drizzle glaze over cooled bread.
  1. This recipe will make 4-6 mini loaves depending on size. Follow all instructions, but bake at 325° for 23-25 minutes.
  2. You can vary the ratio of orange juice and powdered sugar to make a thicker or thinner glaze.
  3. You can sub lemon or lime juice for the orange juice in the glaze for some different flavor combinations!
Adapted from Food.com
Adapted from Food.com
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 What’s your favorite fruity dessert? Leave a comment and let us know!

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this is a fantastic alternative to a chocolate dessert! given the choice, this is definitely what i’d opt for. šŸ™‚
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Diane Homan

Me too! This cake has such a lovely light citrus flavor šŸ™‚


Yum! That looks so delicious! Pound cake is the best!
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Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking

Citrusy deliciousness indeed. This is perfect for spring. I love lemon and oranges – such light flavors with a perfect sweet and sour balance

Diane Homan

The colors don’t hurt either – they’re so bright and fun!

Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas

I’m with you, I love fruit based desserts! Of course, I’m with your husband too because I love chocolate just as much. But this combination of lemon and orange is high on my list of deliciousness! Being a Floridian, citrus flavors are always popular in our house. I think I’ll be making this in the near future.

Diane Homan

I’m jealous! I bet you get the best lemons and oranges there šŸ™‚


Lemon pound cake is my favorite! Going to have to make this!

Diane Homan

I hope you do! It’s pretty darn good šŸ™‚

Stephanie, Somewhat Simple

I need to eat this for breakfast! It looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Diane Homan

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely Sunday šŸ™‚

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