Pink Lemon Pound Cake

Boy-oh-boy do I have a pretty little recipe to teach you today! My Pink Lemon Pound Cake is like no other! It’s easy to make but your guests will be so impressed with your creative masterpiece. This homemade lemon pound cake recipe is one that will get you noticed. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a baby shower, a wedding shower, a Valentine’s Day party, a spring or summer soirée, or just celebrating life at home, THIS pretty pink pound cake will be a hit.

Pink Lemon Pound Cake

Pink Lemon Poundcake - Soft, fluffy, poundcake perfection drizzled in a pink lemon glaze. 

While it is light and fluffy, it is also very decadent and packed with a lemon flavor that will please any poundcake lover. I baked mine in a circular cake dish (as opposed to a typical pound cake bundt pan). Why? Because it’s cuter!

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How to make a Pink Lemon Pound Cake

I pour the delicious pink lemon glaze on top of the cooled poundcake. It’s so beautiful! Serving the pieces individually? Drizzle a little more on each slice creating an picture perfect pink lemon poundcake experience!

Do you have kids? My kids prefer to dip their cake into the pink lemon glaze frosting… kids love to dip their food!

Check out your Pink Lemon Pound Cake masterpiece. Soft, fluffy, poundcake perfection drizzled in a pink lemon glaze.

Pink Lemon Poundcake - Soft, fluffy, poundcake perfection drizzled in a pink lemon glaze. 

Pink Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

You Will Need

For the cake, you will need:

  • 3 cups of white flour
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 6 eggs (3 egg whites & 3 full eggs)
  • 2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 4 lemons

For the pink lemon glaze frosting, you will need:

  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tiny drop of red food coloring


  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Prepare cake dish with non-stick spray
  3. In a small bowl, pour the milk over 1 Tbsp. of pure lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes (this lemon/milk mixture is key!)
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder on low speed with an electric mixer
  5. Add the softened butter, the lemon/milk mixture you made earlier to the flour/sugar mix bowl
  6. Add in 3 egg whites
  7. Mix on low speed until fully combined
  8. Scrape anything down from the sides, turn that mixer on high and let it mix again for 2 minutes
  9. Add the lemon extract and lemon zest and blend it in at a medium speed
  10. One by one, add the 3 full eggs with 30 seconds between each egg
  11. Pour the cake batter into desired baking dish and bake it for 50-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (you know that trick, right?).
    The baking time largely depends on the size of your dish(s). The cake will rise and the top will turn brown. The inside will be a pale yellow…the perfect color to compliment a pink glaze frosting!
  12. While your lemon pound cake is cooking, mix together 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar with 6 Tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then, add the tiny drop of red food coloring, creating a soft pink color.
  13. Once the lemon poundcake has cooled, pour the icing on top!

21 thoughts on “Pink Lemon Pound Cake

  1. This looks fabulous! And your whole blog is just beautiful!! Found you through the link up at The NY Melrose Family. -Aimee

  2. Wow! This looks ans sounds so good! I love your pictures they are so bright and cheery! Glad I entered a giveaway that sent me here I will definitely be coming back!!

  3. These look fabulous and I m MOST interested i the Pink Lemonade Pound cake!!! YUM!!! I posted and shared on Pinterest too! Thanks for sharing the fabulous recipe!!!

  4. This looks absolutely delicious and I’m quite sure my granddaughters would love helping me make it for grandpa for Valentine’s day!

  5. Yum this looks good. I am adding this to my Valentines recipe collection . Thanks for sharing

  6. oh my gosh! made this tonight, so delicious! perfect for easter or a summer cookout! 🙂

  7. This looks delish! I think it will be the dessert I make for the teacher appreciation luncheon 🙂 I am wondering about the 4 lemons in the cake recipe- I don’t see where you added them???
    Thanks for posting!

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