Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake—from scratch

My mother in law just made a Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake for us to enjoy this past weekend. I'm not normally a big fan of lemon deserts, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about that yummy goodness. Not wanting to head to the store, I opted for a from scratch version I could put together with what I already have on hand. And here we go.

Glazed Lemon Cake Recipe-1 bundt cake:
  • 1 TB white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 TBLS milk
  • 14 TB melted butter ( just under 2 sticks)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temp
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice-divided
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-2.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TB melted butter 
  • 1.5 TB water
  • Combine vinegar, milk and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a bowl and set aside.
  • Grease a bundt pan then dust with flour, tapping out any extra. Set aside. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and white sugar together in a large mixing bowl, then add in the eggs and mix really well.
  • Pour the milk mixture and 1/2 cup lemon juice into the mixing bowl and blend.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients-flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, make sure to mix together completely until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the bundt pan, tap it on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles and smooth the top over so the batter is nice and even.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester/toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 7-10 minutes, then gently tap it on the counter to loosen the cake. Place a cooling rack over the cake and flip it over, so that the cake it released onto the cooling rack.
  • Stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice for the glaze, add in more juice,  or a bit of water, for a thinner glaze. (I like mine pretty thin like a semi-clear glaze covering the whole cake)
  • Glaze the cake by slowly pouring the glaze onto it.


  1. Christina Scott-Bryning says:
    2 thumbs up! It lives up to all expectations, moist, lemony...... mmmmm just down right yummy.

  2. OMG!!! This was so good! A big hit with the whole family.

  3. YAY!!! Thanks for letting me know!
    ~Anne of Tierney Tavern


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