4 from 1 vote
Meyer Lemon-Pound-Cake
Meyer Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake with a Lemon-Lime Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

I love lemon, especially Meyer Lemon and this Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is definitely a keeper!  You'll this moist and delicious cake and the lemon-lime glaze is the perfect addition.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat recipe, pound cake recipe, starbucks recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 464 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Pound Cake
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 11/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar*
  • 3 in eggs warmed for 10 minutes hot tap water before using
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt at room temperature full fat
  • 1 tablespoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup salted pistachios
Lemon-Lime Glaze
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • juice from one meyer lemon and one lime
  • zest from one meyer lemon and one lime
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and flour one standard size loaf pan
Lemon Pound Cake
  1. Using a zester or grater carefully remove the zest of the two Meyer lemons, being careful not to get into the white part of the skin.
  2. Juice the lemons, removing the seeds and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add the sugar and lemon zest and pulse until well blended (5 or 6 times) You can do this by hand if you like.
  4. Allow this to set for 5 minutes to build the aromatics.
  5. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside
  6. eat the butter in the bowl of your electric mixer for two minutes on medium to high speed (scrape down the bowl as needed)
  7. add half the sugar mixture and whip for an additional minute, then add the remainder and continue to whip the butter /sugar mixture for four more minutes, scraping down the bowl and blade as needed.
  8. Remove the eggs from the water, dry them off and add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 30 seconds in between each addition.
  9. On a very low speed add in the flour mixture, mix until just blended.
  10. Add in the Greek Yogurt and lemon juice , mixing just enough to incorporate them.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pan, and top with the pistachios
  12. Place the cake on the center rack of your oven and bake for 55-60 minutes. (start checking your cake at around 50 minutes. It should be browned on top and a tester stuck in the middle should come out clean when the cake is done)
  13. Allow cake to cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes then remove from pan.
Lemon-lime glaze
  1. mix the juice from one Meyer lemon and one lime with the confectioners' sugar and mix until well blended, then add zest.
  2. Allow glaze to set for 10 minutes before using.
  3. Top pound cake with glaze adding and additional coat as it drys.
  4. Slice pound cake and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Meyer Lemon Pistachio Pound Cake with a Lemon-Lime Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 40g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.