Ohio State Fair
Ohio Expo Center
Home > About Us > Recipes > Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake

Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake

Entered by Janelle Hargill, Columbus, Ohio
First Place, Heirloom Cake Recipe, 2019

Baking temperature: 350º F
Baking time: 55 - 70 minutes
Yield: 12

  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • ½ cup shortening, room temperature
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested

Tip: Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or lemon curd, or top with fresh berries.

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease and flour an angel food or Bundt cake pan and set aside
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  6. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Add dry ingredients in three additions, to butter mixture alternately with half of the milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  8. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  9. Gently stir in lemon juice and zest.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  11. Bake cake until cake is golden on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, 55-70 minutes. (Start checking a the 55 minute mark).
  12. Be careful not to open the oven if you don’t think the cake is finished baking. (Opening the oven prematurely could cause the cake to fall)..
  13. Using a sharp knife, gently separate cake from pan edges, including center tube. Turn cake onto rack.
Back to
Tickets & Deals