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Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil – Take 2

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Lemony Pound Cake just screams summer to me. And, before creating this recipe, I had wondered if it would be possible to use coconut oil in place of shortening…and, it works…at least in this recipe. And, it adds a wonderful background coconut flavor that makes this pound cake sing.

I made this created this recipe some months back and really enjoyed it. And, it was a hit when served to friends. But, I have since gotten a new camera and decided to re-shoot the photos and reword a bit…you know how that is. As I was making the recipe, I realized that I never made it clear where to add the half and half…so, that is now included.

Once again, it turned out yummy and became the star of the show for my pound cake and berry skewers. I am taking those to a “virtual birthday party” this week so they will be posted soon. So…with no further ado…here is the new and improved Lemony Pound Cake Recipe!

Here are the ingredients:

2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2/3 cup Coconut Oil
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1 tablespoon Grated Lemon Zest
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Half and Half
3 eggs


Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside. Add the coconut oil and sugar together and cream them together until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Add in lemon zest and juice and half and half and mix until combined.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Now, add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Add in your eggs one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds in between.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Grease or spray your loaf pan with coconut oil.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Pour/spread the batter into your loaf pan.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle of the loaf.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

I served some sliced and some in my pound cake and berry skewers.

Lemony Pound Cake with Coconut Oil


14 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Looks like a great pound cake! Thanks for linking up at! I will try to host every Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jeni says:

    This looks wonderful! I love lemon pound cake! My wedding cake was lemon pound cake!

  3. Looks delicious! I love lemon, but have never made a lemon pound cake. I think it’s about time ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Diane, this sound really delicious and I love anything lemon!!! Thanks for sharing and pinning. Have a happy week!

  5. Anyonita says:

    Mmmm that looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only just discovered coconut oil but I can totally see how that would work together! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! Iโ€™ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

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  7. Stephanie says:

    This reminds me so much of my Grannys delicious pound cake!

  8. Penny says:

    Anything with lemon AND coconut has got to be good! Can’t wait to try it out (maybe with an extra cup of shredded coconut – smile). Thanks for sharing!

  9. Shelley says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! Because we have a couple of people in our family who are allergic to milk, I am always on the lookout for things that I can make with coconut oil. Usually I just replace it for the fat in recipes when cooking, but sometimes in baking it just doesn’t always work out the same. I will probably replace the 1/2 and 1/2 with coconut milk, but will definitely be making this since we are in the swing of 4 birthdays in the next 2 months! I am sure it will be a hit, but if it is I will mostly likely post the recipe on my blog over at Thanks again!

    • Diane Marie Haller says:

      Great idea on replacing the half and half with coconut milk! Yum! And…great for dairy free. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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