Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lemon Bundt Cake with a Vanilla Butter Glaze

I think my lemon kick was contagious because this cake recipe was chosen and baked by my husband. I couldn't help but laugh when he told me he was leaning towards a lemon cake for Easter.

I was also happy he chose a dessert that would fit perfectly in my new cake dish. I have been looking for a cake stand with a glass dome cover for a while and was lucky to stumble upon this one at Home Goods several weeks ago (and it was only $19.99!!). Isn't it pretty?

This simple lemon cake with a vanilla glaze made the perfect Easter dessert and would work well through spring and summer. After a fabulous Polish feast for dinner, this cake was the perfect sweet and bright note.

Lemon Bundt Cake
Source: Martha Stewart

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Butter and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon zest, baking soda and salt; set aside
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on medium high until light and fluffy; 4-5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the lemon juice.
  • With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture and sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated - do not overmix. 
  • Spoon batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Firmly tap pan on a work surface to level batter. 
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. If the cakes begins to brown to quickly, tent loosely with aluminum foil. 
  • Let cake cool in the pan 30 minutes, then turn onto a rack to cool completely. 
Vanilla Butter Glaze
Source: Food.com


  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2.25 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Whisk the melted butter, sugar, water and vanilla extract until smooth
  • Let stand 3 minutes or until it starts to thicken
  • Drizzle over the cake

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  1. Lemon cake is probably my favorite dessert ever --- and that glaze just takes it over the top!

  2. This is a beautiful cake! I love Lemon cake and it's even better as a bundt cake! Plus that glaze looks to die for :D

    1. I'm really loving all things lemon these days! The zest in the cake really popped.

  3. OOh! Love anything lemon! Gorgeous!

  4. The cake dish is so pretty! And this cake sounds great too! Never made lemon cake before but do love lemons!

  5. This would be a perfect cake for my mom on Mother's Day, because she absolutely loves pound cakes.