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Spring Lemon Pound Cake

This is a quick and easy Lemon Pound Cake with a delicious light buttercream frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baking, Cake, Easter, easy desserts, Lemon
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 218kcal
Author Janine Waite


  • Pastry Bag
  • Wilton pastry tip 2F


Pound Cake

  • 1 16.5 oz Krustez Lemon Pound Cake Mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 10 tbsp melted butter


  • 3 egg yolks whisked lightly
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature


  • 1 bag Cadbury Easter eggs


Pound Cake

  • Make the lemon pound cake according to the box instructions. Place the cake mixture into two 8-inch or bigger round cake pans. I greased and lined the pans with parchment paper.


  • Whisk the egg yolks in a medium-size saucepan.
  • Add sugar and milk to the yolks.
  • Place your saucepan over medium to low heat.
  • Stir frequently with a rubber spatula. To test if the filling is done, there is a little trick. Take your finger and run it on the spatula, and the mixture should not run into the line.
  • Take off the stove and let filling cool. It should settle into two layers.
  • Transfer the filling to a mixing bowl and while it is cooling mix the two layers. Then add in small chunks the room temperature butter.
  • The filling should thicken like buttercream. If it is runny, keep mixing for 8-10 minutes. As the butter cools, it thickens.
  • Use a pastry bag with a pastry tip of either 2F. Place buttercream in a pastry bag with the tip.

Building the Cake

  • Once the two cakes are baked and you have the buttercream made you'll cut a small circle in one of the cake layers.
  • The bottom layer cake will not have a hole in the center.
  • Pipe frosting on the bottom cake layer.
  • Place the second cake layer with the hole on top of the buttercream.
  • Place candies in the center hole of the cake.
  • Pipe the top of the cake with the buttercream.


Serving: 12servings | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg