Watch Us Make: California Lemon Pound Cake

Watch the simple steps to making this sunny pound cake that's bursting with lemony goodness.

When it comes to dessert, sometimes it’s best not to mess with a classic. Take this stunning, sunny California Lemon Pound Cake for example. Richard Killeaney of Spring Valley, California, was passed down the recipe by his mother and it’s been a family favorite for years. He uses fresh lemon that grow on trees in his front yard to make it. But even if life doesn’t give you lemons, like Richard’s does, it’s easy to make this pretty pound cake in your own kitchen.

The fact that this cake is made with lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract means it’s bursting with bright, puckery flavor. And the fluffy, lemon-kissed buttercream frosting on top adds just the right touch of creamy tartness to make this cake shine. It all comes together in one tender dessert that is perfect for potlucks, parties and even a sunny summer brunch. The recipe is a Taste of Home contest winner, and it happens to be a part of our 10 top-rated lemon recipes of all time, so you know it’s destined to be a crowd favorite for years to come.