Friday, April 22, 2016

The Perfect Lemon Bundt Cake


My mom and I have turned into cake baking machines. We want to find the perfect cake for each flavor. This lemon cake is amazing. This isn't just the best lemon cake I have ever had, it might be the best cake I have ever had. It has the perfect texture and its delicate lemon flavor is a perfect match for the frosting. I dream about this cake. I tried to convince my daughter she wanted this cake for her birthday this week, but alas, it isn't pink so it didn't make the cut. ;) 


For the Cake: 


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (I like the Duncan Hines Mix for these cakes)
  • 1 small box instant lemon pudding
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice 
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 c. oil


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into a greased 10" inch bundt pan. Bake for about 45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan. It is best to remove the cake from the pan right at 15 minutes, If you wait a shorter or longer amount of a time it can be hard to remove the cake cleanly from the pan.

For the frosting: 

  • 16 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. heavy cream


Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth. In a different bowl beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Combine the frosting ingredients and beat just until combined. Do not beat very long. Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag and cut the end. Loop over the cake to evenly spread the frosting. 

This lemon version truly is divine! 
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30 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Yum! I want to lick all that frosting right off that cake! It sounds super tasty!!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! I may have to make this for me husband's birthday, he loves lemon cake!

Karen Morse said...

This looks so delicious and I am wanting a piece right now! I love how simple the recipe is - I can totally bake this! Thanks!
Karen | GlamKaren.com

Heather Lawrence said...

Yes please! I could go for a slice right now. What a wonderful way to cheer up a dark and gloomy day :)

Rachel Langer said...

Doesn't this look so yummy?! If it tastes as good as it looks I would have a hard time sharing.

Terri Steffes said...

I thought I had the perfect lemon cake, but now I'm wondering.... that pudding has to make a big difference!

ana de jesus said...

Who can resist a lemon cake especially one as delicious looking as yours. Served with a cuppa this would be so lush!

Wow Di said...

Hint: add some beets or beet juice and it'll be pink in no time and give a little sweetness plus a serving of veggies!

Amanda Love said...

I love lemon anything and this cake would certainly hit the spot. I think I would try to make this and maybe do a bit more cream cheese frosting since that's my fave!

Author TP Keane said...

I love how it looks like a flower. So pretty and anything lemon in our house is a must.

Teresa | Simply Made Fun said...

We're pretty obsessed with anything lemon in this house, but I've never made a lemon bundt cake. This is going on my must-make list!

Megan McCoig said...

What fab decoration and skill! I love lemon cake, I find it quite refreshing and not so heavy. Will be sharing this and hopefully trying it for myself once I bake again!

krystle cook said...

This looks and sounds yummy. I really need to invest in a bundt pan so I can make some of these yummy cakes I've been seeing.

Nikki said...

I love the way the frosting looks like the petals of a lily as it sits on top of the cake. This looks delicious!

Angela Fry said...

I'm not a huge fan of lemon, but the rest of my family is. I will have to make this for them soon!

Heather said...

Oh yum! This looks delicious! I wish I had a bundt pan...I wonder if I could just use a regular cake pan?!

Lara said...

I can't wait to try this in my bundt pan! Perfect for spring!

Cara W said...

Baking Lemon Bundt cakes are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

jillconyers said...

My husband loves lemon cake. We're not much of a sweets eating kind of family so he would be so surprised if I made this for him.

Ashley Brooke Nicholas said...

Oh my goodness, this cake looks amazing! I'll have to go pick up the ingredients and try it out!

Laci Carlson said...

Holy amazing this looks to good to eat ! I will definitely be trying this the husband will go crazy saved for later love it thx.

Toni said...

My birthday is in two weeks and I think I've found my cake! This looks so good...and easy to make!

Amber N said...

I haven't had a bundt cake in years. This makes me want to make one now!

Shelly C. said...

You immediately had me at lemon. I love anything and everything lemon....especially when cake is involved! This looks so yummy and I cannot wait to try out this recipe!

Sara Oberton said...

Lemon Bundt cake is one of my favorite desserts. Thank you for creating this awesome recipe. I will be sure to use it next time I host a brunch.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

this cake looks amazing. I should try to make this for my dad as lemon anything is his fave! ;)

ConciergeLibrarian said...

I love anything lemony when it comes to desserts. Never heard of a bundt cake though

Roxanne Ferber said...

Looks so good I just want to eat it now! ;) I can't wait to try this recipe for my family!

Ashleigh Walls said...

This would be such a great dish for Mother's Day. My mom loves the taste of lemons.

Denea Duran said...

This looks like something I can do! My mom is an amazing baker and even though I tried I can't master her lemon cake! This would work out great for me!

 
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