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Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze #SpringSweetsWeek

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This recipe for a classic Lemon Bundt Cake with a tangy lemon glaze is perfect for any occasion. The cake is extra moist, fluffy and buttery. Everything you want in a cake plus the perfect lemony glaze.

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#SpringSweetsWeek is going fast but not without so many delicious recipes to drool over, like this easy Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze.  It’s just oozing Spring with all the lemony flavor throughout the cake and the tangy glaze.

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Speaking of Deiss Cookware, I just love the utensil set and the citrus zester they graciously sent for me to use in recipe creations.  The zester definitely came in good use with this cake recipe.  

Deiss utensils


How to make Lemon Bundt Cake

First thing you need to do is to grease and flour your Bundt pan. Be sure not to miss a spot as this will ensure easy removal of the baked cake. 

I like to gather all my ingredients together before I start mixing the cake batter.  Then whisking together the dry ingredients and zesting/jucing the lemons.  I even measure out the amount needed for the lemon bundt cake glaze.  

Deiss zester with a bowl of lemons


I also like to mix the lemon zest with the sugar using a fork until it’s mixed in well and the sugar is a light yellow color.  This will ensure that zest is evenly distributed in the cake batter and not clumped together.  

It’s a personal preference to use plain Greek yogurt for this cake, but you can substitute sour cream.  Also, adding a bit of vanilla extract to the batter goes well with the lemon flavor.  You can leave it out or even substitute almond extract.  I used Adams Best Vanilla as it gives a wonderful vanilla flavor but not overpowering with the lemon.

Adams Extracts and bowl of lemons


Once you have the batter combined, pour it evenly in the prepared bundt pan and bake for about an hour. Remember, every oven cooks/bakes differently so be checking for doneness.  

lemon bundt cake batter in baking pan


Once the bundt cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for about an hour, then run a knife along the edges to loosen the cake. Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely before adding the glaze.

lemon bundt cake hot from oven


Making the Lemon Glaze 

This lemon glaze is ahhmazing! I mean I use it for cakes, quick breads, doughnuts, and not ashamed to say I’ve just used a spoon to eat some. 

After mixing the ingredients for the glaze, allow it to sit a few minutes to thicken up.  I like to make the glaze when the cake is cooling.  If you find the glaze isn’t thick enough for your liking, add a little more powdered sugar or if you find it too thick, add just a bit (not more than a tablespoon at a time) of lemon juice.  Then drizzle over cooled cake and allow to set before slicing,

Close up of lemon bundt cake


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Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

This recipe for a classic Lemon Bundt Cake with a tangy lemon glaze is perfect for any occasion. The cake is extra moist, fluffy and buttery. Everything you want in a cake plus the perfect lemony glaze.
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (the zest from about 1 lemon)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the glaze:

  • 1 3/4 - 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (the zest from about 1 lemon)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degree. Grease and flour the bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine lemon zest and sugar. Mixing with a fork until the zest is well incorporated into the sugar.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugar mixture together until light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each.
    Slowly add about half of the flour mixture, then pour add in the vanilla and milk. Blend.
  • Add the remaining flour and all of the Greek yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Blend until all ingredients are combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing out the top of the batter.
  • Bake 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for an hour, then run a knife along the edges to loosen the cake. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before glazing. You may want to tap the bottom of the pan to loosen the cake more.

To make the glaze:

  • Starting with 1 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar, mix all glaze ingredients together until smooth. At this point, allow the glaze to sit for a few minutes to thicken. If the glaze isn't thick enough, add a bit more powdered sugar - no more than the 2 cups. If the glaze is too thick, add a bit more lemon juice, a tablespoon at a time.
  • Drizzle over cooked cake and allow to set before slicing.

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