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Lemon Pound Cake with Cake Mix

Who doesn’t love pound cake? Especially when bursting with lemony goodness!

And guess what? You can make super moist, refreshing lemon pound cake with cake mix with just 15 minutes of prep work!

Lemon pound cake photo

Before we get baking, let’s look at pound cake history. 

Pound cake is a bit of an odd name, so where did it come from?

Dating back to the early 1700s, pound cake was actually a British creation. Initially its name came from the fact that the recipe called for a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs! The name made this simple recipe easy to remember.

Of course, a cake containing a pound of each of those ingredients was bound to be a whopper of a cake! It would usually serve several families at once.

Lemon Pound Cake Picture

By the 1800s, alternative pound cake recipes began to be used which created a lighter cake. No leaveners such as baking powder or soda were used in the original recipe, but in the 1900s they were added.

Now, pound cake is a beautifully moist cake that is enjoyed across the world. 

Whether you are serving this pound cake for dessert or just for an afternoon treat, pairing it with something to drink will make it memorable.

Green tea and Earl Grey tea pair beautifully with the lemony flavors of lemon pound cake; if you are serving wine, pair a sweet Riesling or sweet sparkling wine to balance the zestiness of the cake.

Coffee lovers may want to choose a medium roast coffee such as a house blend – medium roast coffee also pairs well with apple, blueberry and nut flavors. 

Lemon pound cake image

If you have any leftovers, which is unlikely, slice the cake and pop them into sandwich-sized plastic bags. Seal them and then freeze; that way you will have a treat ready whenever you want one! 

We love this lemon pound cake recipe because it’s made with 7 Up, which lends to the bright flavor, and it’s smothered in a delicious cherry glaze. It’s also super simple to make and always a crowd favorite. 

For the lemon lovers, you can’t miss this delicious Savarin cake. It’s made with lemon zest then soaked in a tasty rum syrup made with lemon juice.

Lemon pound cake image

Lemon pound cake photo

Lemon Pound Cake with Cake Mix

Amber Bracegirdle
Learn how to make a mouthwatering lemon pound cake with cake mix for great results in a fraction of the time
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Keyword Baking, Cake Mix, Cakes, Desserts
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