A bight and light gluten free pound cake recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

It’s been a chilly spring this year, even here in Florida. I felt the need to brighten up the day with this Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake recipe. This pound cake is light and bright and will bring a little bit of sunshine into your day.

Lemon cake soaked with lemon syrup topped with lemon glaze – this is a lemon lover’s dream cake! It is great for brunch, afternoon tea, dessert, and yes, even for breakfast.

Since we are utilizing the zest from the lemon in this recipe, try to buy organic lemons. I use Wholesome! organic sugar and powdered sugar in this recipe, as well as my own flour, but any good quality gluten free flour blend you like should work.

I hope this Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake recipe brightens up your day as much as it did mine.

A gluten free lemon pound cake recipe

3.42 from 12 votes
A bight and light gluten free pound cake recipe
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Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 779kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More



  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Wholesome! Organic sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour blend
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract





  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Turn the speed to low and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the lemon zest and mix well.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another small mixing bowl, stir together the lemon juice, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour and buttermilk mixtures to the butter, starting with half the flour, then the buttermilk, and finally, the rest of the flour. Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl well to make sure everything is well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. While the cake is baking, make the syrup.


  • Combine the sugar and lemon juice together in a small pan and cook over low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • When the cake is done, let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack placed over a baking sheet. Spoon the syrup evenly over the cake and let it soak in while the cake continues to cool. Let the cake cool completely.
  • While the cake is cooling, make the glaze.


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and whisk. You want a thick yet pourable glaze, so add more lemon juice, as needed. Pour the glaze over the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Transfer the cake to a serving platter and sprinkle the top with lemon zest, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 779 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 129g43%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 95g106%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  3. Sharon H.
    May 5, 2017

    First thing I ever made GF and it was delicious and looked lovely as well! Very moist and lemony! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      May 5, 2017

      You’re welcome Sharon! Happy you enjoyed it :) xo, Carol

  4. tatyana
    December 28, 2017

    Hello, Carol! Do you suppose the recipe would work for a fairly shapely and intricate NordicWare christmas trees bundt form? My concerns are: whether the cake will rise to be tall enough (or whether I should add more baking powder) and also, whether it is too soft to hold the bundt shape. Would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 4, 2018

      Hi Tatyana,
      Hmm… good question. Unfortunately I don’t think there would be enough batter to fill the pan. It sure would be pretty if it worked though!

  5. Denise
    February 6, 2018

    Question. All the recipes look delicious, is there any nutritional fact with the recipes? There are some things I have to watch out for for my husband at the same time as gluten free for myself

    1. Gluten Free & More
      February 9, 2018

      Hi Denise,
      Because our recipes can include a lot of substitutions (dairy free milk or regular milk) or might use a certain brand of product (gluten-free flours may vary, etc.), we haven’t included nutrition facts. However, you can go to this link and enter the ingredients you used for this recipe and it will give you nutrition facts. Hope this helps!

  6. Jetawone Prestwood
    February 6, 2022

    I need a plain pound cake recipe that I can play with, because I want to use it with stevia.

    1. Jetawone Prestwood
      February 6, 2022

      This is my eyeball review. It looks so delicious 😋. I wish I could do citrus but I can’t. I meant to say that I want a plain pound cake recipe, because I have a delicate digestive tract. I need something to create with stevia. Thanks, Jet

      1. Gluten Free & More
        February 7, 2022

        Hi Jet! See this link for some pound cake recipes: https://glutenfreeandmore.com/blog/tag/pound-cake There are some on the 2nd page of this too.

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