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Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake

This lemon pudding cake came about while I was fresh off the success of my homemade Pistachio Pudding cake. That cake rocked my world. It took my love of pistachio pudding to new heights.

This cake rocked my lemon world and was in fact, Mike’s birthday cake.

He wanted date squares for his birthday.

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I gave him date squares and a homemade lemon pudding cake because I mean, honestly, what’s a birthday without a birthday cake? What kind of wife, nay, what kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t bake my husband a cake for his birthday?

And what a cake it was.

Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake

Fluffy, moist, amazing lemon flavor cake for my honey bunny on his birthday.

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So he got his birthday date square and I got my lemon cake. I think it’s a good symbiotic relationship. Not that he complains of course.

“Oh no, my wife made me TWO desserts for my birthday because she wanted to try a lemon cake. Poor me!”  <—- said no man ever.

Happy baking everyone! I hope you love this cake!

Love you more than cake,

Karlynn

4.03 from 77 votes
Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
 
Amazing homemade lemon pudding cake. This tangy and sweet confection is sure to delight!
Course: cake
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar
  • 1 99 gram - 128 gram package of jello lemon pie filling or instant lemon pudding (small packet
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a standard Bundt pan.(the 12 cup capacity)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt then set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the lemon pie filling mix POWDER ( YOU DO NOT COOK IT) and combine thoroughly.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each is thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Mix in the lemon zest.
  6. Combine the milk, oil and vanilla extract in a large measuring cup or bowl.
  7. Starting with the dry ingredients, alternate pouring a third of the wet and dry ingredients into the mixer bowl, incorporating thoroughly after each addition. You will end on the wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes after the last addition.
  8. Pour the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Invert the cake onto a baking rack to cool.
  10. Frost with Lemon Buttercream Icing when the cake has completely cooled and sprinkle lemon zest over the icing if wanted.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lemon Pudding Cake
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

87 Comments

  1. Gottaknowbetterful Reply

    I rated the cake four stars because it didn’t come with a disclaimer warning: Never make this cake if you live alone and/or have no self-discipline! I didn’t have the lemon zest so I added lemon juice 1/2 tsp. at a time and tasted. It still turned out right. The crumb was tender, it was the right sweetness and moisture was off the scale. Follow all the directions even if you don’t think it will work. It does.

  2. I just made this cake and my cake did not fall in the middle. Made the lemon buttercream frosting. I will recommend and do this recipe again.

  3. Anna Capistrant Reply

    Holy cow this cake is fantastic! I made it for my husband’s birthday. I had so many wonderful compliments! No problem with it falling. Made a lemon juice and powdered sugar icing instead as I did not see the lemon buttercream recipe. (I would love to try it though!) The cake was finished the next morning with coffee – absolutely delicious together! I am making it again less than a week later… we can’t wait to taste it again!

  4. Anna Banana Reply

    Holy cow this cake is fantastic! I made it for my husband’s birthday. I had so many wonderful compliments! No problem with it falling. Made a lemon juice and powdered sugar icing instead as I did not see the lemon buttercream recipe. (I would love to try it though!) The cake was finished the next morning with coffee – absolutely delicious together! I am making it again less than a week later… we can’t wait to taste it again!

  5. Where is the lemon butter icing instructions/ingredients? I’d like to try it but need this piece of information.

  6. Missy Yanchuck Reply

    Fail!!! Don’t understand needing that much butter, and oil???? Cake Rose beautifully, then fell into a heavy goopy center???? Also no icing recipe????

  7. I just made this and it is AMAZING!!!! It did not fall, and it looks perfect! Great recipe that I will make again.

    • Hi. I made this cake for Easter. Complete fail! We made the cake exactly as recipe said and it fell in the oven. I have an electric oven. Could that have been the problem?

    • Susan paquette Reply

      Mine turned out great so far. I am letting it rest for about 30 minutes then invert. I used entire pkg of instant pudding and used 1/8 cup of poppy seeds.

  8. This recipe is great.
    I tried it last night and took it to work. It was a hit.
    My cake did not fall

  9. Charlene Gleason Reply

    This recipe is delish!! But I tried making cup cakes and they fell in. Why? I know these will be a hit with my friends. Thanks so much! Charlene

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