Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!

This Meyer lemon bundt cake is moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet! Soooo GOOD!

I’m officially obsessed with Meyer lemons, so when I see them in the store I snag a bag.  I suggest you purchase some Meyer lemons, run home and bake this yummy cake.

There is just something magical about a lemon cake when Spring finally comes around. It’s divine!

What’s the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons?

The Meyer lemon is more round than a true lemon and its skin is fragrant and thin. Meyer lemons have a sweeter taste and are less acidic than the more common lemon varieties.

A Meyer lemon is a cross between a citron and a mandarin/pomelo hybrid. It was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s by Frank Meyer, who collected a sample on a trip to China.

Today, the Meyer lemon is enjoyed by chefs and home cooks alike. Use this when you’re looking for the pop of lemon flavor without the acidic bite in all of your favorite recipes.

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!

How To Make a Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Mix up the ingredients, pour in into your bundt pan and bake away.  (This mixing process is really easy and self-explanatory so I didn’t publish any of those photos.)

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!

Once completely cooled, whip up the glaze and pour over cake.

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!

Serve and devour!

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!
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Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 -16
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon zested Meyer lemon peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream

Glaze:

  • 1 cup. confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Grease a bundt or pound cake pan with butter and dust flour, or use baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in lemon juice and peel.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • Add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat just until combined.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. bundt tube pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the glaze, in a small mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake. Drizzle over the cake.

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake - Moist, tender, lusciously tangy and not too sweet!

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I picked up a bag of Meyer lemons yesterday, then put them back…what was I thinking?! I will have to get some soon bc lemon pound cake is one of my faves. This looks delish!

    1. Reply

      Oh Kim! Rush back out and purchase that bag of Meyer lemons! It’s so worth it!

  2. Reply

    What a yummy looking cake!

  3. Reply

    I haven’t made a bundt cake in over a decade, I need to start baking them again. This recipe looks wonderful Stopping by from #TickleMyTastebudsTuesdays

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Karen!

  4. Reply

    This looks amazing!! I love all lemon-y baked goods and my husband is a huge fan of not too sweet things, so this sounds like the perfect combo!

  5. Reply

    Sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Becky!

  6. Reply

    Pinned this! Think it will be perfect for my mom’s birthday in March! We both love lemon desserts.

  7. Reply

    I love lemon and that looks sooo good

    mollyxxx

  8. Reply

    Yum- Meyer Lemons are the best- this looks so awesome! Pinning!

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    I’ve never tried making a bundt cake, but I’ll have to give it a go some time. Yours looks fab! x #sharewithme

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jess!

  10. Reply

    mmm this looks delicious!

    I think I might try this recipe using my new kitchen aid machine that I have just received for my birthday.

    Thanks for sharing x

  11. Reply


    I have never made one of these but I absolutely love lemon type cakes – the more lemony the better! This looks right up my street so will try and have a go! 🙂 #BrilliantBlogPosts

  12. Reply

    My daughters new home has a lemon tree that produces like crazy. I can’t wait to grab a huge bag and try this cake recipe. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon!

    1. Reply

      Oh, a lemon tree in my yard would be heaven!

  13. Reply

    I love Meyer lemons too, this cake sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  14. Reply


    Wow this is a magnificent cake! x

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  15. Reply

    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday! I’m pinning this to try later.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Heather!

  16. Reply

    Yum! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. Reply

    I love bundt cakes.. and the lemon flavor sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing at You’re Gonna love it. Pinning!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Kim!

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    Looking at the picture, I never would have guessed it was a lemon bundt cake. It looks heavenly! Lemon bundt cakes are a scrumptious option to have for dessert.

    Thank you for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Crystal!

  20. Reply

    Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting. I will try it once me yr lemons are available

  21. Reply


    This looks delicious and I love that you use fresh lemons! Often people will go the easy route which doesn’t make it very healthy. Thanks for linking up with delicious dishes recipe party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Liz!

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    OH my goodness this looks scrumptious. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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      Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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    Oh, my! I can practically smell the lemons right now. What a beautiful cake! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Celebrate It!

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    Hi Stephanie! Oh yum! That cake looks so delicious. I wish I had some lemons now to make it. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at this week’s party. Lovely to see you.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great Valentine Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Miz Helen!

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    I do love a good bundt. The contrast of dark & white colours on yours make it really stand out! Thanks so much for joining in with #bakeoftheWeek Great to have you part of the gang x

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Helen! 🙂

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    A bundt cake always feels celebratory doesn’t it! Always meant to try out Meyer lemons but never seen any for sale. I hear they’re in a different league! Thanks for joining in with #BAKEoftheWEEK – new round up and linky open on my site now.

    1. Reply

      Oh, Sarah you must find them! They are in a different league. 🙂

  40. Reply

    Made this delicious cake yesterday and there is a small piece left today. Each of us had 2 pieces the first day, it was that good! I have a small Meyer lemon tree and used 2 of my precious lemons from it. I was hoping that I wasn’t wasting them on a dud recipe and I sure didn’t waste them!

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      Oh, Kara, I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the cake!!! I’m envious of your Meyer lemon tree, I so wish I could grow one myself! Thank you so much for dropping by to let me know you liked the recipe. Makes my day 🙂

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