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lemon bundt cake on white cake stand

Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Lemon Bundt Cake is a light, moist pound cake perfect for any occasion. Packed with sweet-tart flavor, it's elegant enough for a party but easy enough for an everyday dessert!



For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • zest of one lemon

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with baking spray or butter and flour it.
  2. In a mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda and stir to mix.
  5. Add half of flour mixture to mixer and mix on medium speed until combined.
  6. Add buttermilk, lemon extract, and lemon zest, then remaining flour mixture.
  7. Mix until just combined, batter will be thick.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan and reduce oven heat to 325.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  10. Whisk glaze ingredients until smooth. Pour half over cake while cake is still warm and the other half after the cake completely cools.


  • If you don't have buttermilk, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and stir to mix. Allow to sit 5 minutes before adding to the recipe.
  • If you don't have baking spray, grease the pan generously and coat with flour.
  • Adjust thickness of the glaze by adding more or less powdered sugar.
  • Recipe adapted from I am Baker


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 444
  • Sugar: 52.8 g
  • Sodium: 200.4 mg
  • Fat: 25.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.3 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 125.1 mg

Keywords: lemon bundt cake

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