Sour Cream Lemon Cake

Lemon bundt cake
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
305 Calories
19g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 305
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 77mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This luscious moist sour cream lemon cake is finished with a wonderful lemon glaze. The lemon cake is baked to perfection in a Bundt cake pan.

This is an excellent cake to take to a shower or party. Make sure you take copies of the recipe along with you!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • For the Lemon Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar (sifted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Generously butter and flour a 10-inch Bundt cake pan.

  2. Into a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream 1 cup butter with the granulated sugar; beat at high speed until mixture is very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the side of bowl frequently.

  5. Blend in lemon zest.

  6. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, ending with the dry ingredients. Scrape sides of bowl frequently.

  7. Pour batter into prepared cake pan; bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden pick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Cool in pan 10 minutes.

  9. Meanwhile, combine lemon glaze ingredients in a bowl, blending until smooth.

  10. Carefully turn the lemon cake out onto a platter; drizzle evenly with glaze.

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