Lemon Curd Butter Cake

This is a classic, all-American butter cake.  A butter cake is a cake where butter is the main ingredient, add a little bit of lemon zest and lemon curd and it becomes a delicious Lemon Curd Butter Cake.  Guaranteed to please a crowd. 

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Which do you prefer? Lemon or Chocolate?  I love a good lemon cake and sometimes, it’s just better than chocolate!

Like this butter cake. It’s full of creamy and delicious lemon flavor with Lemon Curd in the middle and topped with a lemon glaze.

Lemon Curd Butter Cake

This is the perfect cake to serve to your friends with coffee or tea. Your friends will feel special and they will think you went all out….but really, it’s super easy and super quick to make!

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Lemon Curd Butter Cake

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1-3/4 Cup flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Zest
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
  2. Make your Lemon Curd in advance so it has time to cool.
  3. Beat butter and 1 Cup sugar for 1 minute until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat 2 minutes.
  5. On low add flour, lemon zest, baking powder and vanilla and powdered sugar.
  6. Pour 1/2 of cake batter in the bottom of pan.
  7. Spoon Lemon Curd evenly over batter. Pour remaining cake batter over Lemon Curd. Spread batter evenly over curd and to edges of pan.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Let cool, then glaze.
  9. Glaze
  10. 2 Teaspoons butter
  11. 1 Cup powdered sugar
  12. 3/4 Teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  13. 1-2 Teaspoons lemon juice
  14. Melt butter-Stir in sugar, vanilla and water one teaspoon at a time.


Serve with whipped cream and Lemon Curd on the side. You can use store bought Lemon Curd if you prefer.

Homemade Lemon Curd

Here’s the recipe for the Lemon Curd or you can use store bought if you prefer.

Homemade Lemon Curd

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