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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.