My middle son just turned 7 this past week and I made this delicious lemon bundt cake for him. (My, how time flies!) He is having a party at the end of the month, but I still wanted to bake him a cake for his actual birthday. The problem? He is isn’t a huge fan of traditional cake with buttercream frosting. His favorite cakes are fruit based such as banana or pumpkin. It was very tempting to make him a chocolate chip banana cake since I already know he loves them. I made one a couple of years ago with chocolate shavings on the top. It was to die for. No really, I think my heart skipped a beat when I ate it. Only, I didn’t follow an exact recipe and now I can’t remember what I did! Total fail on my part, and I need to try to recreate it. But for this for this cake, I opted for something new. I searched my cupboard and found some lemon pudding and cake mix. Lemon it is!
Since my son loves anything caramel flavored, I thought a lemon bundt cake with caramel glaze would be something he would probably enjoy even though the flavor combination was non-traditional. I was right! He loved it. Something non traditional is a nice change of pace.
Bundt cakes look so pretty right out of the pan. Sometimes I don’t even bother with the glaze and just dust my cake with powdered sugar.
The glaze so simple to prepare and was the perfect consistency for me. However, if you find that yours is too thick or thin to pour well, simply add a small amount of milk or additional powdered sugar to get just the right thickness.
This caramel glaze would work well for almost any cake flavor so don’t limit yourself to a lemon bundt cake.
Because the birthday boy doesn’t like cake that is too sweet, I opted to only use about 2/3 of my glaze.
- 4 eggs
- 1 (3 ounce) package instant lemon pudding mix
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅛ cup lemon juice
- Caramel Glaze:
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan. (I like to use Bake Easy Spray from Wilton.)
- Beat eggs for about one minute, or until thick. Add remaining cake ingredients. Beat for four minutes with your electric mixer on a medium speed.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for about an hour before inverting onto cake platter.
- To prepare glaze, melt butter, brown sugar and milk over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture begins to boil.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Add vanilla and confectioner's sugar. Whisk until smooth.
- Immediately pour or spoon glaze over cake, letting the glaze run down the sides.
This cake was very moist and would transport well once the glaze has a chance to set.
Love lemon desserts? Give these slice and bake lemon poppy seed cookies a try!
Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas says
Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. Lemon and caramel sound like a wonderful combination, the glaze looks heavenly. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!
HI .this lemon bundt cake looks so yummy. I’m coming over from the Inspiration Monday Link Party. We also have a Something to Talk About it Link Party that goes live tomorrow Monday at 6 am est and think our friends would absolutely love this too. If you have time we’d love you to come join us and link up. Thank you, Lisa at Concord Cottage
What a beautiful bundt cake! The glaze on top looks and sounds amazing!
Kim@The Baking ChocolaTess says
Holy Cow! This looks so amazing, fluffy and yummy! Visiting from Busy Monday! PInning and tweeting for sure! 😉
Ooh, I would never have thought of putting lemon and caramel together, but this cake looks scrumptious. I have a new Bundt tin – sooo must try this out! Thank you for posting this super recipe and I’m so pleased your son loved it. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com
KaCee @ Doing Splendid says
This looks delicious! We have a birthday party next week, we will have to try it out! Thanks for the great recipe!
I love lemon, but I could eat the glaze all by its self.
This looks and sounds so yummy! Pinning!
Oh yes oh yes oh yes… printed this out!
Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
Lemon and caramel in one cake? I’m swooning – Pinned! Thanks so much for linking this up at Best of the Weekend!
Janice Wald says
Hi, It looks as good as I bet it tastes. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party and linking up with us this week.
I’m Janice, one of your hostesses.
Nettie Moore says
Congratulations! Your Lemon Bundt Cake with a caramel Glaze has been featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday linky party at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie