Step 1

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Combine dry ingredients

Beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest for 4-5 minutes

Infuse butter and sugar with lemon zest

Step 2

Add in the eggs one at a time, fully mixing after each addition. The butter cannot take all of the eggs at once so please do not rush this process.

Add the eggs

Step 3

In a small bowl mix sour cream and lemon juice. I sometimes use 5% Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream.

Mix Sour Cream & Lemon Juice

Step 4

Add the sour cream mixture to butter mixture, mixing to combine.

Add Sour Cream to Butter

Step 5

Fold in the dry mixture. Do not over mix the pound cake batter.

Add Dry Ingredients

Step 6

Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack.

Bake Cake

Step 7

Pour the lemon soak over the just-baked cake and let cool in the pan for at least 2 hours, so the lemon glaze has plenty of time to soak in.

Add Lemon Glaze

Step 8

Slice and Enjoy!