Best Lemon Bundt Cake
Best Lemon Bundt Cake is one of the best cakes you’ll sink your teeth into. No kidding. Nothing Bundt Cakes doesn’t have anything on this amazing cake. It starts with a Lemon Cake Mix. It uses Lemon Jell-O, instant vanilla pudding mix and Lemon Pie Filling. Sour cream and the vanilla pudding are what make the cake so moist. Then it’s topped with the most drool-worthy cream cheese icing ever! My, oh my!
We lived south of Dallas for almost a quarter of a century. In the last neighborhood we lived in, we became good friends with folks who lived diagonally across the street. Especially after my husband’s stroke. Even though we live an hour away now, we try to get together once or twice a month for lunch. She had given me her mom’s dynamite Loaded Potato Soup recipe, so I made that along with some Peach Salad Halves and this amazing cake. I gave her have of it after lunch and I froze the rest in slices and stashed them away in the freezer for a rainy day. (That rainy day has long come and gone). 🙂
We both LOVED this recipe. Yes, it’s very rich–especially the icing. Yes, it’s decadent. Yes, it has dynamic lemony flavor. And, yes, it’s the perfect dessert for company or holidays. You do have to be sure you cook it long enough. Stick a knife in the center and if no cake batter residue comes off you’re good to go. You may get a little of the lemon pie filling on the knife, but not cake batter. It may take an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes or even longer, depending on your oven. Mine took about 65 minutes. My strawberry version is just as sensational.
Best Lemon Bundt Cake is so good you may have to put this recipe on your regular dessert list. Yes, it’s a little more involved than some recipes (and you should bake it a day ahead). But if you want a fantastic cake for family or company meals, this one is sure to please and cure any sweet tooth craving. 🙂
Best Lemon Bundt Cake is one of the best lemony desserts ever!
Lemon Pie Filling is swirled into the cake and makes the flavors just pop.
While I decorated the cake with shredded lemon peel and raspberries, the cake is sweet enough that you don’t need anything else.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cake.
Combine all of the ingredients except lemon pie filling.
Whisk or use an electric mixer to combine until smooth.
Generously grease and flour a large Bundt pan. Spread half of the cake mix into the pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
Spoon half of the can of lemon pie filling over top of the cake batter.
Use a bamboo skewer to swirl the pie filling into the cake batter.
Here, the first two layers are swirled together.
Spoon remaining cake batter over top of swirled layer. Smooth the top with a spatula.
Spread the remaining pie filling on top of the second cake batter layer.
Swirl just the top two layers with the bamboo skewer. Don’t swirl down into the bottom two layers.
Now the cake is ready for the oven.
Bake about an hour or until a knife inserted all the way to the bottom comes out with no cake batter residue on the knife. You may have a little pie filling on the knife, but no cake batter. My cake took about 65 minutes to bake.
Cool cake completely. Place in refrigerator (wrapped in plastic wrap) several hours or overnight.
I used these ingredients for the cream cheese frosting.
Soften butter and cream cheese.
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing with electric mixer after each addition.
Add real vanilla extract, lemon juice and grated lemon peel.
Mix again. Scoop icing into a large gallon-size zip-lock bag. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (I refrigerated the icing about 1 1/2 hours).
Cut a half-inch corner off the zip-lock bag. Pipe cream cheese icing in ribbons over top of cake and into the middle (funnel). There is enough to do two or three rows of ribbons of icing. Sprinkle with grated lemon zest, and garnish with lemon pieces, mint and fresh raspberries, if desired.
Every forkful will knock your socks off!
Best Lemon Bundt Cake will have you drooling over each bite.
Best Lemon Bundt Cake is even fantastic after freezing it. I froze the cake in pieces and the cake was still amazing a couple of months later!
Here’s the recipe.
BEST LEMON BUNDT CAKE
(My own concoction)
The lemon pie filling swirled around in the middle makes this cake so rich and decadent.
Lemony flavor really pops in this delectable cake.
If you need a dessert to wow your family and friends, Best Lemon Bundt Cake will do it!