A bright and citrus-ey cake that’s just perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, and all your coffee dates. Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake is sweet and tart and loaded with lemon. So lovely for spring!
This recipe was originally posted in 2013. I have updated the photos and edited the recipe slightly because sometimes things need tweaking. It’s even better now than it was before!!
I think I just went all week without posting a dessert recipe. How did that even happen?
I could offer excuses but really there’s no good explanation. So I’m offering cake. Good? Good.
I bought all these Meyer lemons awhile back because it was the first time I’d ever been able to find them in my little corner of the middle-a-nowhere. I got into this sort of hoarding I’m-never-gonna-find-any-more-Meyer-lemons mentality and ended up with entirely too many. I knew I needed to use them in EVERYTHING because I had like 257 Meyer lemons in a bowl on my kitchen table, but at the same time I felt like they had to be used in just the right recipe because I may not be able to buy them again until 2019.
I made those Meyer Lemon Oatmeal Cookies, made some lemony dressings, added the juice to a chicken marinade, and then I was afraid to spend the rest of my lemons.
Worried I’d be some kind of strange rotten fruit hoarder, I finally caved and made this Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake. With Easter just around the corner it seemed light and seasonal and like the kind of thing I’d like to see on my own brunch table. The super adorable Easter non-pariels helped, too.
Typical bundt cake has like 2 tons of butter (just ask this to-die-for Whiskey Sour Cake… ohhh mah gosh so good), but this one is made with sour cream (can i get an amen?!) and oil. So moist, light, sweet and tart— add this one to your Easter menu for sure.
And stop hoarding the lemons.
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1½ teaspoons lemon zest (zest from 2-3 lemons)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
- For the Glaze:
- ⅔ cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk or cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In another medium sized bowl whisk together the sour cream, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, oil, vanilla, and lemon extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir until just combined.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool for 5-10 minutes before turning it out of the bundt pan onto a serving dish.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk or cream, and lemon juice. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and let it set up before slicing to serve.
This recipe was based on the Meyer Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake recipe found at cookeatshare.com.
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