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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lemon Surprise Bundt Cake Perfect For Spring!

A semi-homemade French Vanilla Bundt Cake with a lemon fruit filling surprise inside.  
If you love cake, lemon and surprises than you're going to love this Lemon Surprise Bundt Cake!  This cake is made with a french vanilla cake mix,  buttermilk, sour cream, lemon extract and filled. lemon pie filling and topped with a cream cheese glaze. 

I think lemon is perfect for spring, so I went with a lemon pie filling, but the best part about this recipe is you can use any variety of Lucky Leaf® Fruit Filling & Topping to suit your taste.

Strawberry, pineapple, lemon creme, strawberry creme and key would all be just just as delicious and a wonderful choice for Easter. I love using a variety of pie fillings in so many of desserts and treats. Lucky Leaf® Fruit Fillings are convenient, versatile, easy to use and contain no high-fructose corn syrup. 

This french vanilla cake is incredibly moist and perfect for the lemon lover 💛 in your house.Everyone will love cutting into a slice of this festive cake and seeing a lemony fruit filling inside. Let's get started with the step by step instructions for this easy bundt cake. The full recipe is at the end of this post.  

Start by preheating the oven to 325 F degrees. Spray a (12 cup) Bundt cake pan with nonstick spray and sprinkle in about 1-2 tablespoons of flour. Shake the pan to coat and discard excess flour.

In a large bowl, add the cake mix, sifted flour, sour cream or yogurt, lemon extract, eggs and buttermilk or milk. Using an electric mixer, mix the batter on low speed for 30 sections and then on medium speed for 2 minutes or until well blended. 

Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. 

Spoon the lemon pie filling over the batter

 and swirl through using a knife or spoon. 

Add the remaining batter on top of the fruit filling and smooth the batter evenly over the filling.  

Bake cake for 45 minutes or until set (test with toothpick for doneness). Let cake cool for 10 in the cake pan before inverting onto a serving plate. 


Let cake cool completely before adding the icing. Prepare the simple icing to desired consistency.


Once cake has completely cooled, pour or drizzle glaze over cake letting it run down the sides. Immediately add sprinkles and pastel m&m's if desired. 





Lemon Surprise Cake 

Ingredients:
1 - 15.25 ounce boxed French Vanilla Cake Mix
1 - cup sifted all purpose flour
1 - cup sugar
1 - cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 - teaspoon lemon extract
4 - eggs, room temperature
1 - 1/2 - cups buttermilk or milk
1 - 22 ounce can Lucky Leaf Lemon Fruit Filling

Simple Icing:
2 - cups powdered sugar 
4 - ounces cream cheese, softened
2 - tablespoons butter, melted
2 - tablespoons half and half or milk
spring colored sprinkles and pastel m&m's

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Spray a large (12 cup) Bundt cake pan with nonstick spray and sprinkle in about one tablespoon flour. Shake the pan to coat and discard excess flour.

In a large bowl combine, add the cake mix, sifted flour, sugar, sour cream or yogurt, lemon extract, eggs and butter milk (or milk). Using an electric mixer, mix the batter on low speed for 30 sections and then on medium speed for 2 minutes or until well blended. 

Pour half of the batter into prepared Bundt pan. Spoon the pie filling over the batter and swirl through using a butter knife or spoon. Add the remaining batter on top of the pie filling and smooth evenly covering the fruit filling. 

Bake cake for 45 minutes or until set (test cake with toothpick for doneness). Let cake cool for 10 in the cake pan before inverting onto a serving plate. Let cake cool completely before adding the icing.

To make the icing, sift the powdered sugar in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add cream cheese and melted butter to sugar, stir until combined.

Add half and half or milk and mix well. Add additional milk if needed, to reach desired consistency. 

Once cake has completely cooled, pour or drizzle icing over cake letting it run down the sides. Immediately add sprinkles.

Cook's Note: all ovens do not bake the same, so baking time can vary anywhere from 45-55 minutes. Cake needs to be baked until set if it browns too quickly, cover with foil (sprayed with baking spray) and continue baking. 

prep time: 25- 30 minutes 
bake time: 45 minutes
servings: 10-12




For another delicious lemon recipe perfect for Spring, try my Luscious Lemon Delight which is also made with Lucky Leaf Lemon Fruit Filling.  



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This sponsored post is part of my role as an Official Blog Ambassador for Lucky® Fruit Filling & Topping. All opinions are my own. #LuckyLeaf #spon 

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10 comments:

RelhokFarm said... #

I am wild about your Lemon Cake. I had a bit of trouble. The cream cheese- was it for the cake or the icing ? Please email me, as I want this one to be a Family Go To. Keep Blogging.MK

Tina Butler said... #

@RedhokFarm, the cream cheese is added to make the icing.

Colleen said... #

Yum. Looks Delicious.
My hubby loves anything lemon so from me to you; he thanks you.
Can't wait to try this using other flavors of pie filling

Anonymous said... #

I made this cake and it was not done at 45 minutes. This baking time is incorrect for this cake. Total waste of ingredients.

Anonymous said... #

Any one else had a problem with the bake time. Not no where done in 45 minutes. Need to adjust baking time.

RelhokFarm said... #

I saw the icing list but you had not mentioned it in the method- so I wondered. Mostly because I did have to bake the cake until 60 min before I thought it was done. Therefore questioning the cream cheese, baking time or temp of oven. 325f seems not enough for such a big cake. Very good still.

Tina Butler said... #

The bake time is correct at 45 minutes. Keep in mind that every oven is different, so baking times can vary, but not by a whole lot. The recipe states 45 minutes or until cake is set meaning it could take longer or less depending on your oven.

Anonymous said... #

Baked this cake and wasn't done in 45 min. Had to adjust time. Took me 1 and half hours to bake. Oven is brand new.

Anonymous said... #

Temp. Is incorrect for this cake. No way can you bake this cake at 325 for 45 min. More like 1hr. 45 min. Most pound cakes bake at least 1 hr. And 15 min. I have baked for years and have never had a cake to come out half baked like this one did.

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