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Lemon Poundcake

Darn you Starbucks. You're draining my wallet and it's not your coffee.  It's your delectable and utterly perfect lemon poundcake that my kids beg me for every time we're near you.  Apparently, Luke has acquired my penchant for all things lemon and Jett's pretty fond of it too.  Can you blame them?
I made it my mission to find a yummy recipe to answer their cravings and help save my pennies too.

Fortunately, I think I've got it! My little knockoffs have been prepared and devoured twice in the past week.

Unfortunately, my kids are also now addicted to your cake pops.  So, this won't be the last of our little love affair.


      1-1/2 cups flour 
      1/2 tsp. baking soda 
      1/2 tsp. baking powder 
      1/2 tsp. salt 
      3 eggs 
      1 cup sugar 
      2 Tblsp. softened butter 
      1 tsp. vanilla 
      1 tsp. lemon extract 
      1/3 cup lemon juice 
      1/2 cup vegetable oil

       Lemon Icing: 

      1 cup plus 1 Tblsp. powdered sugar 
      2 Tblsp. milk 
      1/2 tsp. lemon extract

    1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
     2.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
     3.  In a separate bowl, blend eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract, lemon juice and oil with        an electric mixer. 
     4.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until smooth. 
     5.  Pour into a well-greased 9   x 5 loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Or make in Petite Loaf Pan and bake for 21 minutes.
     6.  When loaf is cool, remove from pan and ice with icing. Slice into 1" slices. Serves 8


  1. I heart lemon pound cake and this looks good! And I'm with your kids-I had a Starbucks cake pop twice last week. They are good!

  2. Yum!! I love all things citrus as well!!

  3. YUM. I love their lemon pound cake. it's seriously a dangerous addiction.

  4. i worked at starbucks when i was in college and definitely put on the pounds from my love of their lemon poundcake. so good!

  5. Sounds so good! This is definitely something I did not need to see though- dieting is on its full course for me! Of course, I suppose a little sweets motivation can never hurt while I'm on the treadmill. Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  6. I don't think I've ever had lemon poundcake before, imagine that! Sounds delicious!

  7. Oh my, this sounds absolutely delish!!! Love poundcake!

  8. Lemon Poundcake is one of my favorites, but this is a new version of the recipe I'll have to try! Thanks, darlin'!

  9. You had me at Lemonade Poundcake..... this must be so flavorful and delicious.

  10. LOVE your blog!! I love all things lemon-y, too... I'll have to try this recipe! newest follower :)

  11. I could eat an entire loaf of this right now for lunch!!!