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)

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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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Fabulous Lemon Cake

The Southern Lady Cooks
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. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 1 cake


  • 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.
Keyword lemon bundt cake, lemon cake
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