This Lemon Bundt Cake is the perfect combination of slightly sweet pound cake with a thick drizzle of lemon glaze. Serve for dessert or Easter brunch!
Can you tell I am ready for spring?! I’m pretty tired of the below freezing days here in Texas, though not quite ready for the 100+ temps either. Lemon Bundt Cake is right where I want to be- sunny, breezy, warm, spring!
My grandmother used to make a lemon cake recipe from scratch every year for my grandfather’s birthday and I grew up believing that lemon pound cake was his favorite. It wasn’t until recently that I learned he actually loves chocolate and that this lemon bundt cake was actually my grandmother’s favorite! Haha!
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Lemon Bundt Cake
Like most easy pound cake recipes, this Lemon Bundt Cake takes minutes to throw together and about an hour to bake. Perfect to put in the oven during dinner and then drizzle with lemon icing just before serving. This easy lemon cake would be a wonderful spring birthday cake or addition to your Easter celebration.
I may or may not like to enjoy a big, thick slice of this pound cake with my morning coffee. (Seriously though, that glaze!)
How to Grease and Flour Bundt Pans
Here’s a tip to easily grease and flour your bundt pan for this lemon bundt cake:
- Use a paper towel to smear 2-3 tbsp of vegetable shortening inside the pan, ensuring to get all of the nooks and crannies.
- Next, sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of flour into the pan as you turn the pan on it’s side (preferably over the sink) and tap the sides of the pan to dust the entire surface.
You want to take the extra time to do these steps well so that your moist lemon pound cake doesn’t stick to the pan. The good news is that even if it doesn’t come out perfectly, that thick glaze covers a multitude of sins!
For the Cake:
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tbsp lemon extract
For the Glaze:
- 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar with a electric mixer.
- Add in all remaining ingredients and beat on medium-low for 10 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed (about 2 times).
- Pour the lemon cake batter in a greased and floured bundt pan.
- Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of the pound cake comes out clean.
- For the glaze: combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour the glaze over the lemon bundt cake and top with grated lemon zest.
This post was published February 21, 2014 and updated August 20, 2019.