Lemon cake is a dense and flavorful cake. It’s origins are unknown, but it’s popularity is widespread. Lemon is used to flavor to a variety of cakes, including bundt, angel food, or white cakes. However, lemon cake commonly refers to loaf cake with a tighter grain and more elastic crumb, much like a pound cake. A favorite for tea time and coffee shops, it is a shortened cake with fat as an essential ingredient and baking powder as the leavening agent.1 The cake is usually topped with a glaze, syrup or light frosting.