Luscious Lemon Bundt Cake W/Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting

"I found this recipe in the March ’06 Good Housekeeping Magazine and had to try it immediately! We all loved it! I made a few minor changes to the frosting: I used 4 cups sugar, 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and I also added some grated lemon peel (maybe 1 tsp.) Both cake and frosting were deliciously lemony! :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins
1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan.
  • Cake:

  • From lemons, grate 2 tablespoons peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice.
  • Mix flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In bowl with mixer on low speed, blend sugar and butter. On high, beat 3 minutes.
  • On low, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla.
  • Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Fold in peel and juice.
  • Spoon into pan.
  • Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes, then invert onto rack.
  • Frosting:

  • In bowl, with mixer on low speed, blend sugar, butter and cream cheese.
  • Beat in juice and vanilla.
  • On high, beat until fluffy.
  • Spread over cooled cake.

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  1. mdjeffrey79
    I have been searching for this recipe forever! I cut it out of the 3/06 GH magazine, made it a few times and lost the clipping! I've been so upset because it is the best cake ever. I'm 7 mos. pregnant now and craving this cake like crazy... thank god for google! Thank you so much for saving me!!
  2. Me & Mr. Jones
    I'm reviewing the frosting portion of this recipe, as I had already made a different cake. I'm sampling the frosting as I type, and cannot stop! The key is that little bit of vanilla extract that goes in. This is sooo good! Definitely a keeper. Thanks for posting, MustangMom!
  3. Super San Mateo Che
    This cake was amazing!!! Great texture and excellent pairing with the frosting. I made it exactly as specified in this recipe with the exception of added a couple more tablespoons of lemon to the frosting. This is one of my favoriate cakes of all time.
  4. banditsma
    This was fabulous! Don't overmix and it comes out perfect. The frosting is light and divine! Everyone asked for the recipe.
  5. OKC3094
    I don't know what I did wrong, but this was so heavy and bland. It tasted more like flour and baking products than dessert. I made it for my husband's birthday and we had to throw it away. I'm giving it three stars because I probably messed it up somehow, although I followed the instructions.



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