Bundt Cake #38: Lemon

This was one of my original versions.  Back in the day, when I started mixing and matching this bundt cake method on my own, Butterscotch and Lemon were my two stand-by recipes.  It’s so light and fresh.  It’s just so delightful.  Yes…a cake can be delightful.  Trust me.
Shopping List
1 box of lemon cake mix
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
1 small box of instant lemon pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
 4 eggs
2 cups powdered sugar
2 lemons, juice plus zest, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water, 1/4 cup juice and eggs with electric mixer.  Pour into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling. 
To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar with the zest and juice of one lemon.  Mix together with a spoon.   (Add more powdered sugar if your glaze is too runny or more lemon juice from your second lemon if it’s too thick.)  Spoon over cooled cake.
This cake is very lemony…love it.  The reason why I don’t use two lemon puddings is so that the cake isn’t too lemony (there is something about that one box of vanilla pudding that keeps the cake delightful without making it too tart).
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  • Aubs August 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    made this today and i have one happy family!! this was amazing!! my 2 older boys LOVE the lemon poundcake at starbucks and they both easily agreed that this is way better!!

  • Jaren July 22, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I made this today after seeing your Top 5 Bundt Cakes countdown. I love anything lemon, and this was soooo worth it! Super delicious! I can't wait to try more!

  • No Raisins on My Parade July 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Yum! I am gluten-free, so I want to try this with a GF vanilla cake mix (they don't make lemon GF box mixes). In that case, would you suggest adding more lemon pudding to bring out the lemon flavor?


  • Mix and Match Mama July 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Yes! That's exactly what I would do! Enjoy!

  • Anonymous March 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Okay so I really want to make this but don't have fresh lemons on hand. Do you think I could use the bottled stuff or no?

  • Jessica March 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Love your blog! My electric mixer just broke and I have all the ingredients to make this…will it not come out as good if I mix it by hand? Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama March 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    You can totally mix by hand…just mix it enough! This is one of my faves! Enjoy!!

  • Katie Compton May 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I really want to make this into the mini muffins but… wondering if will be too lemony. I usually like just a slight lemon taste. Maybe use both vanilla pudding instead of one lemon? Or will that take too much of the lemon flavor? Sorry for all the questions… but I always welcome your advice! šŸ™‚ Thank you!!

  • Mix and Match Mama May 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Katie, you can absolutely use two vanilla puddings to lighten the lemon flavor! Enjoy!

  • Katie Compton May 7, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Thanks for the reply, Shay!! I have a girls weekend getaway coming up and plan on making these for us to snack on. šŸ™‚ Thanks, again!

  • Kim February 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Lawd have mercy, that lemon bundt cake was heavenly delicious!!! Taking it to our next church potluck! Tgan j s for sharing!

  • TraciS March 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This lemon cake is awesome. My husband is a firefighter and it is now infamous throughout the department and they will be trying others!!