Lemon Thyme Pound Cake

by Kate on May 15, 2017

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**Disclosure: I was provided with the gorgeous new Nordic Ware Heritage Loaf Pan for the purposes of writing this post. I was not compensated in any other way by Nordic Ware for my work. I truly love their products and know you will too!**

As spring gives way to summer and the warmer days arrive, I’m always drawn to baking lemony desserts. There’s something so bright and cheerful about lemons that make me feel like they’re welcoming warmer days and ushering wintery days out the door.

Today I have for you this stunning and tasty Lemon Thyme Pound Cake. Dense pound cake with bright, cheery lemon and hints of piney minty thyme. A lemon glaze is drizzled over the top of this swirly delight for the perfect finishing touch!

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Isn’t it beautiful? I baked it in my new Nordic Ware Heritage Loaf Pan. I’m so in love with all my Nordic Ware baking pans and this one is no exception. I adore all the swirls!

Not only are Nordic Ware’s baking pans always gorgeous, they cook evenly and let my cakes easily slide right out. I personally love their products for their reliability, durability and of course, their beauty!

Nordic Ware is a family owned and operated Kitchenware Company since 1946! Nordic Ware manufactures the vast majority of its products in America, at their Minneapolis headquarters, including cookware, bakeware, grillware, microwave, and kitchen gadgets and accessories. From humble beginnings, Nordic Ware has become an internationally distributed brand that has been a part of family meals and celebrations for over 70 years.

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I already own Nordic Ware’s Heritage Bundt Pan and use it all the time to bake gorgeous cakes like this swirly stunner, Balsamic Peach Bundt Cake. The new 6 cup loaf design was inspired by that classic Heritage Bundt Pan and it is just as stunning as the original.

Presented in Nordic Ware’s new gold finish, as part of their new Premier Gold Collection, it’s made of heavy cast aluminum which ensures uniform baking and browning. The nonstick surface makes release and clean-up a breeze!

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The kind people over at Nordic Ware were also nice enough to send me their new Better Batter Bowl too! Man, did this make baking this cake even easier! Inspired by the design of their popular prep bowls, it comes with an easy grip handle and spout to make pouring easy.

Made from BPA-free and Melamine Free Plastic, the 2.5 Qt capacity Better Batter Bowl makes mixing, stirring, and pouring your favorite recipes a breeze! I just mixed the ingredients together and poured the batter into the loaf pan. Easy peasy!

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Lemon Thyme Pound Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Lemon Thyme Pound Cake


    For Cake:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia or pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh lemon thyme or thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced lemon zest
  • For Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh lemon zest
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 6-cup loaf pan with baking spray containing flour or grease and lightly flour pan. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium and gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add Fiori di Sicilia or vanilla extract and beat once again to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. With mixer on medium speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture then half the milk. Continue alternating flour and milk, beginning and ending with flour. Just mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Stir in lemon thyme and lemon zest. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth evenly.
  6. Bake in preheated one for 45-50 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack in pan for 15 minutes then remove cake from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
  7. Make Glaze:
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake. Slice and serve.

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