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Triple Lemon Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

Triple Lemon Bundt Cake

Triple Lemon Bundt Cake is a moist, homemade-from-scratch cake flavored with lemon zest, soaked with lemon glaze, and another lemon glaze drizzled on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 servings
Author Renee

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons whole milk at room temperature

For the soaking glaze:

  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

For the top glaze:

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream plus more if needed

Instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 10-cup bundt pan.
  2. Beat butter in a large bowl until creamy.
  3. Place granulated sugar and lemon zest in a small bowl. Use your fingers to rub sugar and zest together. This will release lemon oil for better lemon flavor.
  4. Gradually add lemon sugar to butter, beating until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg yolks one at a time and beating well after each addition.
  6. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  7. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

For the soaking glaze:

  1. Whisk together confectioners sugar and lemon juice until combined and there are no sugar lumps.
  2. Use a wooden skewer to poke holes about 1-inch apart in the warm cake (right out of the oven and in the pan).
  3. Slowly spoon soaking glaze over cake.
  4. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. The cake bottom will be very soft from the soaking glaze. You may want to place a sheet of parchment or non-stick aluminum foil between the cake and wire rack to keep the cake from sinking into the rack (only for racks with 1/2-inch or more gaps between wires).

For the top glaze:

  1. Stir together confectioners sugar, butter, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon milk. Add more milk, about 1/2 teaspoon at a time, as needed for drizzling consistency.

Recipe Notes

Triple Lemon Bundt Cake is a moist, homemade-from-scratch cake flavored with lemon zest, soaked with lemon glaze, and another lemon glaze drizzled on top.