This moist lemon cake with glaze is exceptionally lemony with the kind of crumb you want from a cake. The tangy glaze heightens the zippy lemon and keeps everything sweet, tender, and perfect.

Plus, it’s a cinch to prepare – you whip it all up right there in its 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. So so easy!

Super-moist lemon cake |

Here’s the recipe!

Super-moist lemon cake |
5 from 3 votes

Moist Lemon Cake with Glaze

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 9
Whip up this easy and exceptionally moist lemon cake right in its baking dish! So simple and utterly scrumptious.


For the cake

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (you can make your own: 3/4 cup milk + about a tablespoon lemon juice, let sit for about 10 minutes, done!)

For the glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and butter an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan.
  • Pour the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt directly into the pan, and whisk it all together well.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg and the lemon zest.
  • Using the back of a spoon, make two wells in the flour mixture.
  • Pour the egg and lemon zest into one of the wells in the flour mixture.
  • Pour the melted butter into the other well.
  • Pour the buttermilk all over the top.
  • Whisk it all together so that it’s well blended. There may be a few lumps – no biggie!
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Make the glaze: Mix together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and melted butter.
  • Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.
  • Cut into squares and serve with whipping cream or vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 230mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 257IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1mg

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