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meyer lemon bundt cake

Sumac Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

Fluffy and tender cake flavored with the floral notes of meyer lemons and a sour pop of ground sumac. This cake is sweet and tart and is soaked in a lemon syrup to accentuate that sharp contrast in flavor. 
Course Dessert
Keyword lemon bundt, meyer lemon, sumac cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12


  • 10 cup bundt pan


Meyer Lemon Sumac Cake

  • 2 cups sugar 420g
  • 1 cup butter 226g
  • Zest of 3 meyer lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • 375 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons meyer lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sumac

Meyer Lemon Syrup

  • ½ cup sugar 100g
  • ½ cup meyer lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 10 cup bundt pan.
  • Beat together the sugar, zest, , sumac, vanilla, salt and butter until very light and pale.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for a full 30 seconds before adding another.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • In another bowl whisk together the lemon juice and yogurt.
  • Add dry ingredients to mixer bowl and beat on low. Once it begins to incorporate add the wet ingredients.
  • Beat until the batter is fully mixed together, scraping the bottom to ensure all bottom bits are mixed in.
  • Scoop batter into prepared bundt pan. Smooth over the batter.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool briefly in the pan while you prepare the syrup. If you have a long thin cake tester like this, poke some holes in the cake.
  • In a small pot, cook together the sugar and lemon juice until the sugar is melted and the mix begins to boil.
  • Once it’s done, shut off the heat and pour the syrup over the cake while it’s still in the pan.
  • Let the syrup set into the cake for about 10 minutes. Then turn the cake over onto a cooling rack and pour the rest of the syrup on top.
  • Once cake is cool and syrup is set, dust with powdered sugar or make a glaze.