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4-Ingredient Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

  • Author: maria
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This 4 Ingredient Lemon Pound Cake is a marvel of simplicity and flavor. It combines just a few basic ingredients to create a moist, dense cake with a rich lemon taste that's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a casual tea time or a festive gathering.


  • 1 box (about 15.25 oz) lemon cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  2. Mix Ingredients:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. Add the eggs and water. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake the Cake:

    • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Cool and Serve:

    • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with a simple lemon glaze if desired.


  • For a lemon glaze, simply mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice until smooth.
  • Adding a tablespoon of lemon zest to the batter can enhance the lemon flavor even more.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg

Keywords: lemon pound cake, easy cake recipe, 4 ingredient recipe