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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 350 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 seconds 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 -50 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 350 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 seconds 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 -50 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 

25 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.

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.

Candace Kage said... #

I love the look of bundt cakes and your frosting is simple. Lemon is a spring and summer favorite.

Danik The Explorer said... #

Oh my god! I really want to try this out now. I love the icing but most of all I love lemon! This looks yummy yummy yummy I want it in my tummy

Jenn @ EngineerMommy said... #

I love a great lemon cake. This recipe sounds so easy. I can't wait to try your recipe tomorrow.

Jeannette said... #

I am a sucker for lemon and then you add a french vanilla cake mix! That sounds divine and something I will be making soon!

Jacqui Stewart said... #

I love bundt cake, but have never had it with fruit actually in it... I'll have to try that with apple or strawberries too. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Jones said... #

Wow! That cake looks amazing and I agree lemon does say spring. I've never been disappointed at the taste of a lemon cake before. Yum!

Star Diaries said... #

Ahh now you read my mind I was thinking of doing something like that with your technique! Although that will have to be an experiment for another day I think. I have soooooooooo many other recipes to make as well.

HeidiDee said... #

YUM! That looks incredibly delicious and I'll have to try it out!

Ana John said... #

Ahh now you read my mind I was thinking of doing something like that with your technique! Although that will have to be an experiment for another day I think. I have soooooooooo many other recipes to make as well.

Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries said... #

Two of my favorites in 1 cake how can I go wrong> A bundt cake and lemon flavored:) Awesome looks incredible

Emily, Our house now a home said... #

This is so cute! It is perfect for spring and looks delicious too!

Go Bronson! said... #

This looks so delicious, way more delicious than the cake I managed to burn the other day! :D I love lemon on anything so this is so up my alley, thanks for sharing! I know what I will be jotting down, tonight.

Marilyn Ordenis said... #

This lemon cake is enticing. Thanks for the recipe!

Parent Palace said... #

What a gorgeous cake! I love the lemon filling - it must make the cake that much more moist and delicious!

Rebecca Swenor said... #

This Lemon bundt cake looks so delicious. I never liked lemon anything but as I get older I am enjoy lemon desserts more and more. Thanks for sharing this awesome bundt cake.

G&D Blog said... #

Oh my G! This makes me drool at this moment. And I feel like I'm going to love this. It looks like it will not be that sweet, sweet. I love cakes which are not that really sweet. You did a great job here, and the photos say it.

RelhokFarm said... #

Tina,Thanks! Happy to see this recipe. For all you Foodies that think that this Cake is Spring-like, love Lemon and are Going to make it....Well Hurry up as I am about to make my 2nd one. My Hubby has been waiting- Yummo !!!!!

Terri Beavers said... #

OH my goodness, that looks so delicious. It's perfect for spring and lemon is always a favorite of mine.

Rika Agustini said... #

I love bundt cake, especially with lemon or poppy seeds. Thanks for sharing this recipe, looks good.