Lemon Cake Recipe

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Glazed Lemon Cake is a sweet and delicious treat.
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1 hr 40 min DURATION
70 min COOK TIME
30 min PREP TIME
12 servings SERVINGS


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons, melted
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • Grated rind of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a Bundt pan; set aside.
  • In large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together softened butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat in lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, sour cream, and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites with salt until stiff. Gradually add remaining sugar, and beat until combined. Set aside.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture with 1/3 of the egg whites. Gradually, and gently, fold in remaining egg whites.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, make a glaze by blending powdered sugar, remaining lemon juice, and melted butter with an electric mixer until blended and smooth.
  • Allow cake to cool completely, then transfer it to a cake platter, and drizzle glaze over the top.