Lemon Bundt Cake
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A moist lemon cake made with sour cream and the perfect about of fresh lemon.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice, divided (3 for cake batter and 2 for icing)
  • zest from two lemons
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sour cream, room temperature
Lemon Icing
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar, sifted (measure then sift. Sifting isn't absolutely necessary, but it will help make the icing smooth)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • water (if necessary)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spay a bundt pan generously with non-stick spray then sprinkle flour in it as well; set aside.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter for 1 minute. Add sugar and cream until mixed thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Continue to mix until the eggs are incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Sifting is not absolutely necessary, but it helps the dry ingredients incorporate better.
  4. In another small bowl stir together sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. With mixer on low-speed, add a third of the dry ingredients and mix for a few seconds then add half of the sour cream and mix for a few seconds. Repeat ending with dry ingredients. Batter will be light, thick and fluffy. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
  6. To make the icing, whisk all the ingredients in a bowl. If icing is too thick add ½ teaspoon of water at a time to reach desired consistency. If it's too thin, add a few tablespoons of powdered sugar. The icing should be runny so you can drizzle over the cake but thick enough that it sets nicely and doesn't just run off the cake.
Recipe by Stuck On Sweet at https://www.stuckonsweet.com/lemon-bundt-cake/