Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake with Orange Lemon Marmalade

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

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A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition where most of us make promises around our health, wealth and happiness. I remember the old days when I wrote a huge list of goals, and few if any were tied to health.  As I got older and had a family, I started to focus on things that will bring positive impact to my family, and good health for all of us tops the list.  My kids, husband and I are foodies and spend a good portion of our spending money on groceries and eating out at restaurants. When we travel to other cities one of the highest things on our list of things to do is to check out the local restaurants.  

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

One of our main 2016 New Year’s Resolutions is to be smarter about what we eat. Our specific goals are as follows: Start reducing our sugar intake and overall calories, and to avoid junk food and fruit juices.  And also to try to eat more greens and not skip meals (especially breakfast). When I am craving sweets, I prefer to swap my sugar with  SPLENDA® Sweetener Products. SPLENDA® offers a wide variety of products that can be used as sugar substitute for salad dressing, snacks, full meals and more.  Swapping in SPLENDA® will reduce the calories and carbohydrates compared to sugar. SPLENDA® helps me stick with my New Year’s Resolution.  SPLENDA® has the sweet taste you love, without all of the calories and carbohydrates of sugar.

I have other 2016 resolutions that will I hope lead to living a happier life, I focus on positive things, like enjoying every minute and not to sweating the small stuff too much with worries about tomorrow. As a full time blogger, it is also easy to fall into habits of always being connected to the computer or phone.  I started to limit the amount of time I spend on my computer, especially on Saturdays and Sundays as those are family days.  So far it’s been great, my focus is all on the kids (multitasking is so overrated sometimes!).

Some of my past resolutions and life goals in general were not too realistic.  I noticed that I wouldn’t even be close to reaching them after many months, so I would just kind of abandon them (and sometimes my full list of goals as a whole).  A business book that I read said goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time- bound.  I found this process to be really helpful.  I gain some momentum and confidence crossing goals off my list.  Oh that’s another tip on resolutions, keep an actual goal list where you can cross each one off as you reach them. There’s something so fulfilling about doing that!  

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

Follow SWEET SWAPS™  for recipes & tips to help you save calories all year! Click here to get Sweet SPLENDA® savings.  Today I am going to share with you a Old Fashioned- Lemon Pound Cake recipe with Orange Lemon Marmalade (no butter required). Without butter it drastically reduces the amount of fat and calories. This cake is  still moist though, and the lemon flavor will make you want a second piece. When swapping sugar for SPLENDA® Sweetener Products in your own recipes, please refer to the SPLENDA® Brand measurement conversion charts

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Orange Lemon Marmalade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1/2 lemon zest finely grated and juiced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 pounds SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Granulated (It measures cup for cup like sugar – so whatever amount of sugar your recipe requires just substitute the same amount of SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener)
  1. Wash the oranges and lemon throughly
  2. Cut the oranges into 1/8-inch slices
  3. Add oranges, lemon, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener and water to the pot and boil for 5 minutes
  4. Reduce heat and keep stirring for about 20 minutes until the fruit is soft



Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Lightly spray oil the metal loaf pan
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl.
  4. Mix greek yogurt, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, lemon peel, vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk until well blended.
  5. Add eggs,1 at a time, beating just until combined or until yellow yolk disappears then gradually whisk in the mixed flour, baking soda and salt
  6. Transfer batter to metal loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes
  7. Cool cake in pan for at least 5 minutes. Cut around cake in pan to loosen cake, remove and serve

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

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  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc Feb 10, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Lemon pound cakes are one of my favorites. Excellent with an afternoon cup of tea! Thanks for this no butter recipe. I’m going to try making this sometime soon.

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Feb 10, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Pound cake is one of my all time favorites! Yours sounds absolutely divine.

  • Reply Terri Ramsey Beavers Feb 10, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Oh wow your photos are gorgeous. I’ve got to try your recipe, I can’t wait to sink my teeth in.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Feb 10, 2016 at 8:07 am

    That will be on the table this weekend for sure! I love the recipe, and I especially love that marmalade you paired it with.

  • Reply Jeanette Feb 10, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I have not had pound cake in years. This one looks a whole lot better than the one I’ve had in the past so I will be trying this one soon.

  • Reply Katarzyna Feb 10, 2016 at 8:43 am

    The pictures made me drool! 😀 I love lemon cakes in general and I’m going to try your recipe this weekend 🙂

  • Reply lisa Feb 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I love all things lemon. Lemon pound cake sounds so good. And topped with orange marmalade must make it amazing!

  • Reply Joely Smith Feb 10, 2016 at 11:49 am

    This sounds fantastic! I too love going to very nice restaurants – even more so when traveling since I have been to all the fine dinging establishments around here. I love lemon anything and pound cake is one of my favs!

  • Reply Urvi Feb 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I love lemon pound cake. I haven’t made it from long time. Thanks for reminding me.

  • Reply Ana De Jesus Feb 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I would love to try this it looks delicious yum yum!

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Feb 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    YUM! I love pound cake and it’s really great with jams and tea! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Feb 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Oh heavens, I am having a cup of tea now and this would go nicely with it.

  • Reply Adriana Feb 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks SO good!!! I would love to try making this – also, your pictures are gorgeous!!!!

  • Reply victoria Feb 10, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I would love to try these on weekends. looks delicious

  • Reply Healing Tomato (@healingtomato) Feb 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    The pictures are making me drool!!! Great recipe

  • Reply Sargas Feb 10, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful cake. Definitely going to make this one of this days.

  • Reply april grant Feb 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    It makes me feel hungry lol. I would love to try these today

  • Reply Paula Feb 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    This sounds and looks delicious. I really love poundcake and the lemon sounds so refreshing.

  • Reply Nicole escat Feb 11, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I’m so glad you share this lemon cake this looks amazing. Can’t wait to try this

  • Reply Fashionable Librarian Feb 11, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Oh wow…this brings back lots of childhood memories…LOL

  • Reply Sequins in the South (@CarlsonLaci) Feb 11, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Yum !!!! & no butter loving it !!!

  • Reply Lexie Lane Feb 11, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Those pictures makes me crave! Need to try that.

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld Feb 11, 2016 at 3:54 am

    This looks so yummy. The cake looks so moist. I need to try your recipe.

  • Reply Liz Mays Feb 11, 2016 at 4:55 am

    What a delicious way to top an already delicious sweet bread. I’m so into lemon!

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey Feb 11, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Oldie but always a goodie! Lemon pound cake never fails to make my tummy happy and I love the additional toppings! I have to make this very soon!

  • Reply Lynndee Feb 11, 2016 at 6:21 am

    We love pound cake! But honestly, we’ve never tried baking one here at home. We just always buy it at the store. Thanks for the recipe. Didn’t know it’s that easy to make.

  • Reply Stephen & Jess Feb 11, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Oh my goodness this was not a good idea looking at this before bed! Now I will have cravings all night!

  • Reply TravellingBookJunkie (@t_bookjunkie) Feb 11, 2016 at 6:36 am

    This looks lovely. I am always looking for new recipes to try and I can honestly say I have never tried to make jam or marmalade.

  • Reply Travel Blogger Feb 11, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Mmmm! This looks so delicious! I just love any kind of bread.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Feb 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

    That looks good! It must smelled so good with the addition of the orange marmalade.

  • Reply Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog Feb 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Oh this looks heavenly! The orange marmalade on top is what sold me! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Ricci Feb 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I love anything lemon flavored and this pound cake looks amazing!! Great recipe!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Feb 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Lemon cake is one of my favorites to make. I will have to make this recipe on the weekend. My kids love it.

  • Reply Paula Schuck Feb 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

    This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have ot get the ingredients i need to try this for dessert this week.

  • Reply michelle Feb 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I am obsessed with lemon pound cake and i love the idea of putting a new twist on it by doing it with orange lemon marmalade! what a fun recipe

  • Reply Amy Jones Feb 11, 2016 at 11:42 am

    although I’m a chocolate fan i gotta say this is one of my favorite cakes in the whole world! I’m going to try your recipe at home

  • Reply Colette S Feb 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve baked two new cakes in the past few weeks and love trying new ones for the family. I love the lemon idea of this one too. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply NotNowMomsBusy Feb 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    That looks very good. I love lemons and making lemon loafs is my favorite. They make a good, quick breakfast too.

  • Reply CourtneyLynne Feb 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Omg this pound cake looks
    Absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely be trying out your recipe!

  • Reply Crystal McWhirter-Lopez Feb 11, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    This recipe sounds and looks absolutely delightful! What a simple yet flavorful snack to make!

  • Reply Rosey Marie Feb 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I have not had pound cake in so long. I’d love to have it with citrus marmalade.

  • Reply Agnes Dela Cruz Feb 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    I love the crisp color of the photos…so inviting and delish! 🙂

  • Reply Dogvills Feb 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    The lemon cake looks so yummy! I would love to try your recipe.

  • Reply wemake7 Feb 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    That looks so perfect. I haven’t had marmalade for years. Would love to try this.

  • Reply Amber Feb 11, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I love pound cake. Beautiful photos by the way.

  • Reply Jenn Peters Feb 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    This looks fantastic! Love lemon in cake. Just makes things so much lighter and refreshing.

  • Reply Yonca Feb 13, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I love LEMON in cake too. Your photos made me want a slice right know witm my coffee 🙂

  • Reply April Mims Feb 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Lemon pound cake sounds really awesome! I’ve never tried it with marmalade before so I guess I’ll need to make some and try it soon.

  • Reply Penelope Georgette Arpon Feb 14, 2016 at 6:46 am

    OMG! Thanks for this great blog! I really want to bake lemon pound cake!

  • Reply seasidemermaid Feb 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever had lemon pound cake before, but it looks and sounds good. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

    – HilLesha

  • Reply Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days Feb 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve never had a pound cake before or even made one! I know that this would be a sweet treat to have!

  • Reply Lexi May 28, 2016 at 5:38 am

    This looks so delicious!

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