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Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe – Fluffy Moist & Delicious!

Posted by  ·  September 30, 2018  ·  Last Updated: September 30, 2018
This Lemon Bundt Cake recipe starts with a cake mix. It is so simple and so delicious. If you are like me I like the ease of starting with a cake mix.
lemon bundt cake

Lemon Bundt Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Pkg Lemon Jello
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • powdered sugar
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice

Lemon Bundt Cake

If you love lemon this is the cake for you! You find everyone loves this cake. Since it starts with a cake mix it is a breeze to make.  This lemon cake is light fluffy and super moist. The lemon cake and lemon jello give it an amazing lemon flavor! In no time at all, you can serve up an amazing dessert.  Make it into a lemon poppyseed cake by adding a couple tablespoons of poppy seeds.


Lemon Cake

This lemon bundt cake is a great go-to easy cake recipe.  Bursting with lemon flavor gives it a bright fresh taste. I love how moist the cake is! Typically I always choose chocolate first but this recipe is a winner!

3.93 from 13 votes

Lemon Bundt Cake

This lemon bundt cake starts with a cake mix making it a breeze to make. You will love this moist fluffy lemon cake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 313 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 Small Pkg Lemon Jello
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Mix all ingredients well. Place batter in a 6 cup bundt pan or a 9"X13" pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  2. Glaze top when hot:
  3. 2 cups powdered sugar and  1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 to 1 1/2 lemons).
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Be sure to not overbake. Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Lemon Glaze

While the cake is still warm make a simple glaze out of powdered sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Pour lemon glaze over the baked cake.

More Cake (cookies and bread) all with a cake mix!

If you are like me I like the ease of starting with a cake mix. You might also like these cake mix recipes:

Did you know you can make a bundt cake in the Instant Pot? Love how moist the steam makes the cake.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake



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  1. Katy
    Monday, October 29th, 2018
    Do you grease the bundt pan before baking? Thx
    • Cindy
      Sunday, November 4th, 2018
      Katy, yes spray the pan well. Baker's Joy works really good for baking.
  2. Merrianne
    Sunday, April 1st, 2018
    Making it for years....you need to separate the eggs , use yolks in bater and then whip whites to stiff peaks & fold in....Will be taller!
    • Cindy
      Sunday, September 30th, 2018
      This is a great idea Merrianne!
  3. Susan
    Thursday, June 15th, 2017
    Can you use sugar free lemon jello?
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
      Susan, I am not sure about the sugar free jello. If you try please let us know how it works!
  4. Rosa
    Monday, June 27th, 2016
    This cake was so moist and scrumptious that I am making it for the third time. I added poppy seeds. Yummy! Thank you Skiptomylou.
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
      So happy you loved it Rosa
  5. Ashley
    Saturday, February 6th, 2016
    My cake fell... I don't know what I did wrong.
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
      Ashley not quite sure what happened. You might check your oven temp.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, September 30th, 2018
      Make sure you use jello and not pudding.
    • Melissa
      Sunday, May 19th, 2019
      I had the same experience. I used a Berry Crocker mix that has pudding in it. I think that might be the cause. I continued to let it cook and it ended up being like a cake donut. Still yummy!
  6. Gilbert Garcia
    Saturday, January 16th, 2016
    I love any kind of lemon cake or pie.
  7. Mary Mahar
    Thursday, April 16th, 2015
    I have been making one for years, 1 Duncan Hines lemon cake mix, 1 lemon instant pudding, 4 eggs, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil. The recipe is on the side of the box, check it out, I also make the chocolate like this, the water and oil are a little different, check out the box, they are so moist and wonderful. Our favorite. I remove after about 10 min.
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
      Mary, I can't wait to try the chocolate version!
  8. cynthia
    Sunday, August 17th, 2014
    Ok i made this cake today and i used instant lemon pudding and its all gummy i let it cook for the 45 to 55 minutes still gummy what did i do wrong???
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
      Cynthia, I used lemon jello. I wonder if that was the difference?
  9. Deb
    Monday, July 7th, 2014
    Why did my cake sink in? I followed directions:(
  10. marianne
    Saturday, June 28th, 2014
    instead of water replace with can of mountain dew soda, or any lemony soda...NOT diet
  11. sherry
    Thursday, June 26th, 2014
    This was the first cake I learned to make as a kid...and still make it today 40 years later. It is delicious!
  12. Renita Doyle
    Thursday, June 26th, 2014
    Can I use a yellow cake mix instead of lemon
    • Friday, June 27th, 2014
      The lemon cake has a lot of the lemon flavor so I wouldn't change that out. It would still be good just not really as lemon.
  13. Bonnie
    Thursday, June 26th, 2014
    How long should you let it cool in the pan before removing? I don't want it to stick.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, September 30th, 2018
      Bonnie, typically about 10 minutes will work. Don't wait much longer because the glaze is best poured over the warm cake.
  14. sandy
    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
    Great idea, but I still need the éclair cake recipe. I will definitely try this one. I love pudding cakes. I do one in green & brown with half of the batter mixed with pistachio pudding & the other half chocolate.
  15. Susanna
    Monday, June 23rd, 2014
    Does this work with the new down-sized boxes of cake mix, or is it based on the old box size?
    • Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
      I have made it recently with no issues at all! Hope that helps.
  16. Sherry
    Thursday, August 8th, 2013
    Other recipes I've found similar to this call for a 3.4 oz box of Lemon Jello *PUDDING*, is it truly 3.4oz of Lemon Jello?
    • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
      it is lemon jello. It makes is slightly tart! So good.
  17. Amber
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
    I LOVE lemon cake and I'm so excited to try this recipe but I do have one question. I'm just curious, did you use lemon jello or Jello lemon pudding?
    • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
      It is lemon jello! Try it you will love it.
  18. Saturday, April 13th, 2013
    We're having a lemon party and this would be a great addition. Found you on Six Sisters. Hope you can come over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/lemons-saturday-dishes/

  19. roostersmom
    Thursday, April 4th, 2013
    I just put a cake in the oven. I think we are having lemon cake for supper!
  20. Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
    I made a really similar recipe for Easter...I think the only difference might have been the use of a yellow cake mix instead of lemon. LOVED it!!! In fact I ate a lot of it this week! YUM!
  21. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
    I love this recipe, we call it "life changing lemon cake" in these parts. We make it a lot in Summer and Spring. It is the perfect cake for Easter, unless you fail to turn it out of the pan in time (because you were hunting for eggs) and it sticks in there and you have to spoon it out in unpretty chunks. Then it is the perfect "day after easter" dessert ;)
  22. Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
    Yummy!! love lemon desserts, especially when they are easy :)

    xo, Tanya