Lemon Bundt Cake

This Lemon Bundt Cake recipe is easy to make and looks delectably luscious and it starts with a Lemon Cake Mix.

If you have been around the blog for a while you know lemon is one of my favorite flavors for desserts. I have made Lemon Cupcakes, Lemon Pancakes, and Lemon Bars to name a few.

Lemon Cream Cheese Filled Bundt Cake

I decorated it for Sunday dinner and also for spring or Easter. It would be beautiful on a brunch table on a pretty cake pedestal.

Bundt Cakes are so versatile and can be decorated in so many ways. There are a variety of bundt pans you buy to create different looks from the same recipe.

I created this recipe from a store-bought pound cake mix and then added ingredients to it to make it simple but delicious. Pound cake holds up a little better in the bundt pan since you need to get it out of the pan in one piece.

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The fun thing about bundt cakes is you can add something into the middle of the recipe, so you get a surprise when you cut into it, or you can add something fun in the middle hole after its baked when on display, to create some pizzazz and fit any season or holiday. You can also add some lemon zest or lemon shavings to the top of the cake for added flavor.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the amount of filling works with the pan you use. This may take some trial and error. When choosing pans, read what capacity it holds and make sure your recipe fills that amount or choose a smaller pan. You can use a measuring cup of water and fill until 1 1/4″ to the rim and use that amount for how much batter you will need.

Lemon Cream Cheese Filled Bundt Cake (1)
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Lemon Bundt Cake

This Lemon Bundt Cake recipe is easy to make and looks delectably luscious and it starts with a Lemon Cake Mix.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, cream cheese bundt cake, lemon bundt cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 536kcal
Author Candi Elm


Bundt Cake

  • 2 box of lemon flavored pound cake or lemon cake mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 Ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice to desired consistency


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  • Cream butter, and eggs one at a time until creamy. Add both cake mixes and beat.
  • Add cake batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes and test with toothpick or cake tester. Let Cool.
  • In small bowl add powdered sugar and add a TB of Lemon juice at a time until the consistency is able to be drizzled over top.


It is best to use a Pound Cake Mix in this recipe. It holds up much stronger and comes out of the pan nicer. Make sure you use plenty of cooking spray on pan or crisco and flour. You want it to come out beautiful. 
This recipe is very large and fills a 12-cup bundt pan just right about 2/3rds of the pan. 
If you are using a smaller bundt pan adjust the recipe or make a full recipe but fill only 2/3rds of the pan. Adjust the time by  5-10 minutes shorter by testing.  
Add some lemon zest or shavings to the top of the cake to make it a show stopper. 


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 2mg
Slice of lemon cream cheese bundt cake

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More Bundt Cake Baking Tips

  • Make sure you grease your pan thoroughly with cooking spray or Crisco and flour
  • Choose a size pan based on the fluid amount of your batter
  • Leave 1/3 of the pan empty for rising
  • Lightly tap the pan on the counter full of batter to remove any air bubbles
  • Smooth the top with a spatula
  • Place on a Baking tray for baking in case of spillover
  • After Baking remove from the oven and loosen the edges immediately with a small metal cake spatula
  • Turn the pan upside down on a wire rack and after 15 minutes remove the pan.

If you love this Lemon Bundt Cake recipe then try these desserts.

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