Lemon Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze

Lemon Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze | Homan at HomeMy 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 pound cake! 

Lemon Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze | Homan at Home

As for the glaze, feel free to get creative. I like to use orange juice since I usually have it on hand. It’s a great combination of tart and sweet. I also love a combination of lemon and lime for an even tangier option. 

This recipe makes one standard sized loaf, or a 9×9 cake. It also makes about 12 cupcakes, 6 mini-loaves, or 4 mini-bundts. It’s pretty versatile and not at all fussy!

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Lemon Pound Cake with Orange Glaze

A light lemon loaf complimented with sweet orange sugar glaze.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


Lemon Pound Cake

  • Β½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice can add more if desired
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 1 Β½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Β½ cup milk

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice


  • Mix together eggs, butter, sugar, and lemon juice. Add salt, flour, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Add milk to batter and mix until smooth. Pour into greased and floured bread pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 45-55 min.
  • Allow bread to cool. Mix together ingredients for glaze.
  • Drizzle glaze over cooled bread.


This recipe will make 4-6 mini loaves depending on size. Follow all instructions, but bake at 325° for 23-25 minutes.
You can vary the ratio of orange juice and powdered sugar to make a thicker or thinner glaze.
You can sub lemon or lime juice for the orange juice in the glaze for some different flavor combinations!
Adapted from Food.com
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  1. 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.

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