2 ½ cups white sugar

1 ½ cups butter softened

4 eggs

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon lemon extract

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

¼ cup lemonade

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 tablespoon lemon zest

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a tube pan with a fluted shape (such as Bundt)

Step 2: Combine white sugar and 1 ½ cup butter in a bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until lightened and fluffy. This should take about 10 minutes. Each egg should be added one at a while. After each egg is thoroughly beaten, add the next.

Step 3: Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Mix ⅓ of the flour mixture with the butter mixture. Add ½ of the buttermilk to the mixture and beat it until smooth. Add the buttermilk to the flour mixture. Beat well each time. Stir lemon extract into the batter. Place batter in a prepared tube pan.
Step 4: Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Step 5: Bake in the oven for 60-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted through the center of the cake comes clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for ten minutes before turning it out onto a plate or platter.

Step 6: Mix together the confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of butter in a bowl. Continue beating until the glaze is smooth. Let the glaze cool on the cake. Pour the rest of the glaze over the cake.

This recipe for Aunt Evelyn’s Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake is a moist, fluffy cake that is perfect for holiday celebrations. Here are some tips and variations to make this cake your own:

-To make the cake less dense, you can use either a different type of flour (like whole-wheat) or less butter.

-You can also add lemon zest and juice to the batter, or substitute buttermilk for the milk.

-For a richer flavor, you can top the cake with frosting and/or fresh fruit.


Aunt Evelyn’s Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake is one of my favorite cakes. It is moist, fluffy, and absolutely delicious. This cake is perfect for any occasion and can be enjoyed by all. If you are looking for a pound cake recipe that will knock your socks off, then give this one a try!

Serving Size: 630 calories; protein 6.8g, carbohydrates 91.9g. Fat 27.2g. Cholesterol 128.9mg. Salt 372.2mg.