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Lemon cake is always a treat at my house.

Fabulous Lemon Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This lemon cake does not last any time at my house.  I barely have time to get the drizzle on and it will be half gone.  We love this cake and it can go anywhere anytime.  It’s a perfect dessert for any holiday event or gathering. It really looks beautiful on a buffet or dessert table and tastes as good as it looks.  You can’t beat this cake with coffee served as a dessert.  It has just the right amount of lemon.  You might also like our Kentucky Butter Cake.

Ingredients Needed for Lemon cake:

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Baking soda


Butter, softened

White granulated sugar


Sour cream


Lemon juice

Lemon zest

Lemon extract or could use vanilla extract


Powdered sugar


Lemon juice or  lemon extract (optional)

Recipe Feedback: “Made this over the weekend and we loved it! All your recipes are wonderful. I recently bought all your magazines and I am loving it too!”-Jessica

If you like lemon, then don’t forget about our easy lemon blueberry bundt cake. This cake is perfect if you want something quick and easy because it’s made with a cake mix. It has wonderful reviews!

Fabulous Lemon Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Fabulous Lemon Cake -The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 2 votes

Fabulous Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is one you will make again and again. If you love lemon this one is for you! Super easy and absolutely delicious. Perfect for any gathering. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: lemon bundt cake, lemon cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract or could use vanilla extract

Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or 1 teaspoon lemon extract optional


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl using a mixer cream the butter, sugar and eggs
  • Combine with flour mixture along with sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, lemon zest and extract using mixer. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking spray
  • Add cake mixture and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until center tests done. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Once totally cooled at the drizzle.

Drizzle Instructions

  • Drizzle over cake as in photos. You can also add some lemon zest to the cake on top of the drizzle for decoration.

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  1. We really enjoyed this cake! The drizzle on top was great and it made the cake’s presentation that much better! What a great recipe…thank you!5 stars

  2. Made this over the weekend and we loved it! All your recipes are wonderful. I recently bought all your magazines and I am loving it too!5 stars

  3. I can’t wait to try this. Do you think I can add poppy seeds?

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