Lemon Pound Cake

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Lemon Pound Cake with cream cheese filling is the ultimate dessert for lemon lovers. This easy lemon dessert with streusel crumb topping is super moist and lemony, and taste just like delicious coffee cake just baked in a loaf pan. If you are lemon lovers then you must check my Lemon Custard Cake, too.

Easy Lemon Loaf Cake

This delicious lemon loaf comes together in a few simple steps. It bursts with bright lemon flavour. Lemon cake is delicious on its own, but when you add a layer of cream cheese filling in the center, it takes it to another level. If you would like to try it with addition of berries, instead of cream cheese filling, then maybe you should check my Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe, too.

However, this sweet and lemony dessert is perfect for any occasion. Pound cake is dense, but it is moist with a smooth and velvety crumb.

What You Need For This Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

This recipe is inspired with my Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins. Therefore, the list of ingredients is very similar, just using another ratio.

  • Butter — You’ll need unsalted room temperature butter for the cake mixture. Make sure to bring the butter to room temperature so it will cream easily. It should be soft when you press it, your finger should leave a dent, but make sure it is not greasy or oily soft.
  • Lemon — you will need lemon juice and lemon zest, as well. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavour. It has a brighter flavour than bottled lemon juice. Also, I add some lemon and vanilla extract, to pronounce the flavour.
  • Flour-all-purpose flour is completely fine for this cake.
  • Eggs — helping the cake rise and provide excellent texture. Milk — I recommend using whole milk for the best flavour. Do not substitute with water.
  • Sour cream-it make the cake moist and soft. You can substitute with plain Greek yogurt if it is all you have on hand.
  • Cream cheese-use full fat brick style cream cheese for the filling.
  • Sugar — powdered sugar to sweetens and thickens the glaze, granulated sugar for the lemon pound cake and cream cheese filling, and streusel crumb as well. For the crumb topping I added a little light brown sugar, but you can substitute with granulated sugar, if you prefer.

How To Make Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

First make the crumb topping. Stir together flour, sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and whisk with a fork until coarse crumbs form. Set aside.

To make the cream cheese filling, mix softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla (or lemon) extract, egg white and flour just to combine.

To make the lemon cake mixture whisk dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) and set aside.
In a large bowl mix softened butter and sugar for about 2 minutes at high speed. Add eggs, lemon zest, vanilla, and lemon extract and mix for 2 more minutes. Add sour cream and lemon juice and mix just to combine. Running your mixer on low, mix in dry ingredients.

To assemble the loaf, spread about ½ half of lemon cake mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Using a spoon, dollop the cream cheese mixture over the cake layer, but do not go all the way to the edges. Using the back of the spoon, gently smooth the top. Cover cream cheese filling with cake mixture. The cake batter is thick so it is the best to dollop over the top, then gently spread, again using the back of the spoon.

Sprinkle streusel crumbs on top and bake about 55-70 minutes or until the center has set. Cool 5-10 minutes in the pan, then transfer on a rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Stir powdered sugar with lemon juice. Start with 1 teaspoon of the juice and gradually add more until desired consistency has reached. Drizzle over the cake and serve.


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