Honey Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake

Posted: August 12, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Cake
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Honey Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake

I love pound cake, its has such rich and simple texture which melts in your mouth. Every bite feels like you really having something and you cannot just have one slice. This is the simplest and easiest way to bake a cake and you can add, substitute what all ingredients you want or in hand. You can use cake flour to make this cake but as I said you can easily subsitute the ingredients. So, I have used all purpose flour for the same if you are using cake flour then use two cups of it.

Honey, Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake

Honey, Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake


  • 1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 extra large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree farhenhit.
  • Grease the bottom and side of pan and then keep a parchment paper on the bottom and again grease well. I have used 8 1/2 * 4 1/2 *2  1/2 inch loaf pan.
  • Sift flour and corn starch together and mix with salt, baking powder and keep it aside.
  • In a electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light yellow and fluffy about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add one egg at a time and incorporate them well. Now add vanilla extract, lemon zest, honey and combine them together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the batter and slowly incorporate them. Do it in two batches.
  • With the help of rubber saptula bring the batter together and pour it in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes and until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean and the top of the cake is golden brown.
  • Take out the pan and cool for 15-20 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan and cool compelety.
  • Slice them and serve.


Recipe adapted from Barefoot contessa back to  basis book.

Honey, Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake

Honey, Lemon and Vanilla Pound Cake

  1. Suja Sugathan says:

    So perfect..spongy lemon flavored pound cake..yummy.

  2. Pound cake has come out perfect dear. Love the ingredients…could have filled the house with that nice smell. Very nice recipe.

  3. Juliana says:

    Wow, this cake looks so yummie, can you believe that I never made pound cake…love the citrus flavor in it 🙂

  4. suma says:

    Wow!! This is something I would love to sink my teeth into!! The cake looks soft and perfectly baked. A must on every true-blue baker’s list!!

  5. Sarah Naveen says:

    So soft and spongy!!!! yummy yumm!!!

  6. Sook says:

    The pound cake looks perfect! I bet the lemon flavor really made it delicious.

  7. hi cake is very tasty 1 am 1st time here .pl do visit my blog.

  8. Mary says:

    This really looks delicious. I love pound cakes for their versatility and the hint of lemon you provide here is really wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary.

  9. sharmi says:

    very beautifully captured!

  10. peanutts says:

    lovely looking cake.

  11. Joanne says:

    This pound cake with a cup of tea, and I would be set!

  12. Pravs says:

    wow, so perfectly baked.

  13. Nithu says:

    Looks so good and tempting. nice click…

  14. Namitha says:

    That looks so soft and spongy, just the way I want my pound cake to be 🙂

  15. Choclette says:

    This is a beautiful looking cake – the slices look very professional. Love the taste of honey in cakes too.

  16. Tes says:

    It looks so perfect and sounds delicious. Honey and lemon are a wonderful together, isn’t it! Your pictures look really stunning, too.

  17. Nandini says:

    Perfect and Yummy Cake! One slice please:)

  18. RedChillies says:

    Love the rich texture and flavor of pound cake. Yours has come out very well.

  19. uma says:

    perfectly baked cake! nice clicks!

  20. Simply Life says:

    i loove pound cake! yum!

  21. kshipra says:

    Cake look so moist and yum. pass me some. I am drooling here.

  22. Lovely recipe, these look so perfect,spongy and yum

  23. MaryMoh says:

    I wonder who doesn’t like pound cake. I’m always for it. Yours looks so moist and delicious. Would be wonderful with a cup of milk…mmm

  24. First time here and am drooling over your collection! Thanks for your nice comments about dal makhani!

  25. Deepa says:

    Loved the combination of lemon and honey here. Soft and delicious cake slices
    Hamaree Rasoi

  26. suman thats a very deliicious looking pound cake.. liked the combo of the ingredients best with hot tea..perfectly done looks so soft

  27. rebecca says:

    wow this looks wonderful and super moist great job Rebecca

  28. Aipi says:

    wow, that looks simply gorgeous and beautiful !!! Loved it..great job suman 🙂

  29. Swathi says:

    Pound cake looks delicious, i like the flavors in them. Lemon, honey and vanilla makes it delicious.

  30. looks soft moist n awesome dear..awaiting ur entries for my event A Visual Treat

  31. Preethi Ram says:


    Very nice clicks… Great recipe…

    Do follow my blog when you find time

  32. Rachana says:

    I love the honey-lemon combination and this pound cake would be just perfect with a cuppa tea 🙂

  33. Krishnaveni says:

    pound cakes are always my fav, looks so good

  34. satya says:

    pound cake looks so perfect n soft ….i love to have it anytime …bookmarked ur cake …will surely try this soon
    thanks for sharing dear

  35. Wat a coincidence i too posted a pound cake recipe 🙂 Oh i love Honey gonna try this sometime soonish! 🙂

  36. I adore pound cake especially for the afternoon teatime pause; this one looks wonderful and I love the lemony and honey flavor.

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