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Famous Ritz Carlton Hotel Lemon Pound Cake recipe

Famous Ritz Carlton Hotel Lemon Pound Cake

The Famous Ritz Carlton Hotel Lemon Pound Cake has a fine crumb texture and bright lemon flavor. This classic lemon pound cake is supremely moist & tender! It's the perfect finale to dinner!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, dessert, pound cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 451kcal
Author Paula


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening at room temperature
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • zest from 1 lemon 


  • Grease and sugar or flour a 10 inch tube pan or 12 cup bundt pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating until the yellow is incorporated before adding the next egg.
  • With the mixer on low, add dry ingredients alternating with the heavy cream and milk. (Add 1/3 dry ingredients, add heavy cream, add 1/3 dry ingredients, add milk, add last 1/3 dry ingredients. 
  • Mix in lemon juice and zest.
  • Spoon into prepared pan.
  • Bake 55 to 65 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes before inverting on a serving tray.
  • Cool completely before covering.


Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest for Facebook. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe.
Thank you, Paula


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg