Lemon Sour Cream Cake


This lemon sour cream cake is easy and delish! A very dense cake that never lasts long in my house.

Lemon Sour Cream Cake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced, divided

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a fluted tube pan, such as a Bundt (R) pan.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with sour cream, beating batter briefly after each addition. Stir in lemon zest and pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

  5. Stir 3 teaspoons lemon juice, powdered sugar, and butter in a small bowl until a thick glaze forms. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
23g Fat
57g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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