Lemon Pound Cake French Toast

I am all about recycling leftovers into new creations. Last week I showed you my lemon pound cake recipe which was definitely drool worthy. Well, I always end up with some leftovers because there are times I try to exercise self-control. I was thinking to myself what I could do with it. Making mini trifles came to mind but that almost seemed too obvious for me. Then a light bulb went off, french toast. I can make lemon pound cake french toast!

Lemon Pound Cake French Toast

Now before you think I’m crazy, hear me out. Once in a while, you need to treat yourself. This is not an everyday breakfast but it is a sweet surprise. I traded cinnamon for vanilla and made a thin glaze icing instead of syrup. The biggest thing I need to stress is that the vanilla needs to be ground to get that perfect speckle.

I always make homemade whipped cream whenever I make french toast. I just pour heavy cream into a bowl with some vanilla extract and a little confectioner’s sugar. There isn’t a recipe from me for this because I eyeball it based on the amount of people that I’m serving. The rule of them is normally 2-3 tablespoons per person though.

Lemon Pound Cake French Toast

Put your leftover lemon pound cake to good use with this great brunch idea!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


French Toast

  • 6 slices Leftover Lemon Pound Cake
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Vanilla The ground vanilla gives the speckle like cinnamon normally would.
  • 2 large Eggs

Icing (Syrup)

  • 1/2 cup Sifted Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Milk


French Toast

  • Heat Frying Pan to a medium low heat and apply cooking spray
  • Beat together Eggs, Milk and Vanilla
  • Coat bread on all sides and add to heated/greased frying pan
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes per side


  • Mix together liquids and sifted sugar
  • Stir in lemon zest
  • Add more liquid if you want the icing thinner, add more sugar if you want it thicker


  • Add three slices to a plate
  • Top with Icing and Homemade Whipped Cream
  • Garnish with a little lemon zest

This will take your brunch or breakfast to the next level. You would be surprised how many unique ways you can make french toast. I look forward to showing you more ideas like this one.