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Easy Lemon Pound Cake Recipe (With Cake Mix)

Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

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Best classic, old-fashioned, quick, easy lemon pound cake recipe with yellow cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, moist, better than scratch!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword doctored cake mix recipe, lemon cake, lemon dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 443
Author Abeer


  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 box Instant lemon pudding mix 3.4 oz. box
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water Warm
  • 1 cup Sour cream Full fat
  • 1 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix and pudding mix. Keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add eggs, oil, water, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon extract and mix until smooth.
  • Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. 
  • Pour batter in a greased and floured loaf pan (Dimensions: 9x5). You can also use 2 smaller loaf pans or even a 10-12 cup bundt pan
  • Spread batter evenly with a spatula. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1.4mg