Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect way to bring some spring onto the dessert plate. It is light, moist and full of so much lemon flavor, it needs nothing other than a cup of coffee, tea or milk to go with it. The best part? It all starts with a boxed cake mix and pudding mix. It is my go-to cake when I need something quick and delicious, because, from past experience, this cake satisfies both. Want to know how it became my favorite?
How did this Lemon Pound Cake become a favorite?
My husband's grandmother (Nana) was a phe-nom-enal cook. She pretty made everything by hand; bread, pasta, cookies, and the most amazing meringue pies I have ever tasted.
She has been gone for over 20 years, but to this day, I can still taste her cooking.
I miss her.
Every now and then, my mother-in-law will pull out Nana's recipes and go through them while we are visiting, looking for family favorites.
This particular cake recipe was cut from the side of a cake mix box that was tucked in the pages.
Nana could spy a good recipe and even though this isn't from scratch, she made & saved it because it was so good.
My husband said this was a cake he remembered growing up. It was a favorite of his grandfather's and Nana had it all the time.
Once I made it, I could see why! It really is the perfect cake.
How Do You Serve Lemon Pound Cake?
What makes this lemon pound cake recipe so darn good is the simplicity. No icing is required, no need for powdered sugar to be sprinkled on top.
Now, that is not to say we haven't enjoyed it with fixings! Some of our favorite serving suggestions:
- Place a scoop of ice cream on top.
- Put a big dollop of whipped cream Dream Whip or Cool Whip.
- Add berries such as blueberries, strawberries or raspberries.
However, our favorite way to enjoy is to simply slice and serve!
What Pan Can I Use to Bake a Pound Cake?
I like to bake this lemon pound cake in a bundt pan, and this is the one I use from Nordic Ware.
I have other fancy bundt pans that I am waiting to try with this cake, but for now, I'll stick to the plain and simple.
Lemon Pound Cake with Cake Mix & Pudding Mix
Some pound cake flavor options using cake mix and pudding are
Can You Freeze Lemon Pound Cake?
A question that comes up a lot regarding baked goods is can I freeze this? Honestly, most baked items can freeze well. Can you freeze lemon pound cake?
Yes! This cake freezes super well because it is made with pudding mix.
Many times I will cut this cake in half. Wrap half in saran wrap, then place in a Zip-Lock Freezer bag. Make sure to label the bag with the date.
Frozen pound cake will stay fresh for 3-6 months.
Some of my favorite tools to use when baking this Lemon cake are:
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Bowl Scraper
- Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
- Bundt Pan
- Cooling Rack
- Pretty Cake Stand
Ready to have your cake and eat it too? A printable recipe is below:
- 1 package Duncan Hines Lemon Cake mix
- 1 3.4oz package of instant lemon pudding & pie filling
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
- Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and beat on medium speed (with paddle attachment) for 2 minutes.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 50-55 minutes or until toothpick tests clean from center of cake.
- Cool on rack for 20 minutes. Turn out cake onto rack and allow to cool completely.
*adapted from Duncan Hines Cake Mix
Here is another Bundt Cake I have enjoyed making! Chocolate bundt cake with Lactaid that is super yummy!