Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe
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Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

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A sunny lemon-flavored cake is just the dessert to brighten up a gray winter day (or any day). Lemon peel provides a nice zing in every bite. A light glaze gives the tall, golden cake a delicate crust.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 352 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon peel.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes longer.
  3. Place waxed paper under rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over the warm cake. Cool completely before serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p39

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Teehunnybee 248320
Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"Great recipes, however the two of sugar barely made it sweet. I wasn't able to taste the lemon flavor with 11/2 tsp of lemon extract and the lemon peel. But cake is very moist and fluffy"

MelissaLovesCoffee 247775
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I made it dairy free by using Earth Balance instead of butter and vanilla non-dairy milk instead of milk. Such a delicious cake! It was tender, moist, and had just the perfect amount of lemon."

MrsE1 247678
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"Yummy lemon flavor. Made for a girl's brunch - PERFECT.

To vah4bm: you didn't follow the recipe to a "T", as you stated, if you used skim milk instead of 2%. Also, the recipe directions say to beat in extracts ( with an "s") which would include the vanilla extract. Hmmmm, perhaps your cake didn't turn out because you didn't follow directions . . ."

MY REVIEW 244666
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"This cake is AMAZING!!!! I never have any luck with bundt cakes mine usully turn out dry and crumbly NOT THIS ONE!! This cake baked up Beautifully! Melted in my mouth!! So moist with a beatiful texture!!! I will definitely make this cake again!"

key-ko 232476
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"It looks great, my favorite recipe now, love it !!"

eawickes 230263
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"I made this for my moms birthday and everyone who ate it loved it. It didn't last for more than a day"

lvarner 229006
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Very good recipe. This makes a nice big,tall cake. It tastes delicious! I sometime add coconut to the batter for additional taste and texture."

Susannah3777 227885
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"A tall cake with great texture, as others have said. After trying this cake once with lemon flavoring, I substituted coconut extract to make coconut cupcakes, which were great! I used powdered sugar when I made the lemon glaze the first time, so it didn't run too much."

jaob 221116
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"This is a tasty, most cake with a nice, slightly crunchy, crust. I added poppy seeds & poked holes in the warm cake with a wooden skewer before glazing, so the glaze (which I thickened) would absorb a bit into the cake. Otherwise I followed the directions as given. This is a keeper in my opinion!"

collectorkerri 217179
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"This recipe is a favorite for when I want something lemon-flavored. It's a little messy when brushing on the glaze, but nothing that a little waxed paper under the cooling rack can't handle. I'm not sure what vah4bm is talking about; I have the original recipe clipping from 1999, and it says "beat in extracts." That includes vanilla."

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