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The best classic, old-fashioned, quick and easy Best Triple Lemon Pound Cake recipe

Best Triple Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

With a bright lemon flavor, Best Triple Lemon Pound Cake Recipe is buttery, tender, dense yet moist. It's a simple, elegant, classic cake. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, classic cake recipes, dessert, lemon, pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 602kcal
Author Paula


  • 1 cup real butter no substitutions (not margarine), salted or unsalted whatever you prefer
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3.4 -ounce lemon gelatin like Jello brand
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • Prepare a 12-cup tube pan with solid vegetable shortening, then sprinkle with sugar. (If you have a no-fail way of coating your pan so that cakes don't stick, use it. I've found this works best for me.)
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • See post above for recommended pans.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and shortening together until smooth.
  • Add sugar and beat until mixture is smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time beat after each addition until yellow disappears into the batter before adding next egg. Stop mixer and scrape sides.
  • In another bowl, combine gelatin and flour. Whisk to combine.
  • With the mixer on low, alternatively, add flour mixture and milk beginning and ending with flour. (So you'll add 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour) Stop mixer and scrape sides.
  • On low, mix in lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 75 to 80 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving tray. Serve warm or room temperature. Great served with vanilla ice cream.
  • Cool completely before covering. Store in an airtight container on the countertop for 4 days or in the refrigerator up to 1 week.


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg