Cutting yourself a slice of homemade lemon bundt cake can be the perfect way to kick off a warm summer evening. This refreshing golden cake is easy to prepare and loaded with delightful citrus notes. While the base for this lemon bundt cake is made from a box of moist, yellow cake mix, the flavor is anything but ordinary. If life has dealt you some lemons this summer, make this beautiful lemon bundt cake!



Lemon Bundt Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


Lemon Bundt Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease one bundt pan with butter, dust with flour, and set it aside.

  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cake mix, eggs, whole milk, lemon pudding mix, canola oil, buttermilk, and lemon juice until well blended.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, rotating the pan as you pour to get an even distribution of batter throughout the bundt pan. Use a silicone spatula to smooth out the cake batter.

  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the bundt pan for at least 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Then invert the bundt cake onto a wire cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.

  6. Once cooled, transfer the bundt cake to a cake stand or large plate to pour icing on top.

Lemon Glaze

  1. In a measuring cup using a whisk,mix powdered sugar, melted butter and lemon juice until smooth.

  2. Carefully pour the lemon glaze over the entire surface of the cooled lemon bundt cake. Slice, and serve. Enjoy!


Homemade Lemon Bundt Cake

  • bundt pan
  • stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • silicone spatula
  • toothpick
  • butter knife
  • wire cooling rack
  • cake stand or large plate
  • measuring cup
  • whisk

Recipe Notes

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How Spruce Up Your Homemade Lemon Bundt Cake!

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Our recipe features a rich and tart lemon glaze, which pairs perfectly with the refreshing cake. However, if you want to change the topping up a bit, it's easy to do so. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Switch out your lemon glaze with our creamy American buttercream frosting. This will transform your lemon bundt cake into a one of a kind treat and has the perfect balance of citrus and creaminess.

Blueberries are a versatile fruit and the blueberry flavor is a wonderful combination with lemon, especially during the summer. There are a few ways you can incorporate blueberries into your homemade lemon bundt cake. You can fill up the center of the cake with berries or even put them into the batter itself. If you choose to put them in the batter, coat them in some flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom while it bakes.

For an ultra-simple lemon bundt cake, replace the lemon glaze with a dusting of powdered sugar. It will pair well with a cup of tea!

This lemon bundt cake is sure to be a hit at your next event or family party. It's so simple, you could even throw it together for a Friday night dessert. Thanks to how customizable it is, it's easy to live life to your tastes by customizing it. Enjoy!

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