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Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Bundt Cake


This amazing Lemon Bundt cake is a semi homemade cake anyone can bake up in a jiffy. Level up from a traditional strawberry shortcake and bake up my Strawberry shortcake with lemon bundt cake instead. Its so refreshing and packed with with all the best summer flavors. 

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To make the easiest and most moist lemony cake ever, start with a lemon box cake mix and an instant pudding pack. Serve it up with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream for the perfect summer dessert. My Love for all things lemon is well known by now. Check out my ultra popular Lemon Blueberry Cake for another citrus treat. This recipe is made entirely from scratch and is a total crowd pleaser. 

So why add pudding to cake mix? The gelatin component makes the cake super moist and fluffy. In this recipe, the extra lemon flavors definably pack a citrus punch and pair nicely with the fresh strawberries. YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THIS EASY RECIPE and all your friends and family will surly love it too. 

Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe

strawberry shortcake with lemon bundt cake recipe
5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Shortcake with lemon bundt cake

This easy summer recipe is a spin on traditonal strawberry shortcake using a moist lemon bundt cake instead. The lemon cake is a semi homeade recipe and tastes delicious with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, lemon cake, strawberry shortcake, summer treat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings


For Lemon cake:

  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (3.4oz) package instant lemon pudding
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 4 large eggs

Strawberries and whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipped cream chilled
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar


Lemon Bundt cake

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously coat large bundt pan with nonstick spray.

    2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and dry pudding. Add water, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and eggs. Stir to combine.

    3. Pour into prepared bundt pan and bake about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with a few crumbs attached.

    4. Cool 15 minutes in the pan then invert onto a cooling rack.

Whipped cream and Strawberries

  1. 1. Quarter and stem strawberries and mix with 3 tbsp of sugar. Cover and refidgerate atleast 30 minutes allowing juices to develope.

    2. Using a mixer, beat the heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Serve it

  1. 1. Cut cake into 24 thin slices. I use 2 slices per plate. Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto a lemon cake slice. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then another thin slice of lemon cake. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve.

Wanna make this lemon cake into a sheet cake instead? Easy! Just pour the batter into a greased 9×13″ baking dish ad back at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Glaze with a simple lemon glaze of

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more to thin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 

*In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk until smooth. Test the consistency by dripping the glaze from a spoon to check the consistency. Whisk in lemon juice or lemon extract. If you’d like it a bit thinner, then add more milk as needed. Brush or drizzle the lemon glaze on a warm or cooled cake.


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  1. I’ve searched high and low for the lemon cake mix and everyone is apparently sold out. They must have seen this post. 😂. Have you ever tried to substitute the cake mix for a white cake mix and do all the same things?

  2. Made this for a block party! Searched everywhere for lemon cake mix. Ended up using the Pillsberry moist supreme yellow cake. With the pudding and lemon zest and juice. It did have a nice lemon flavor! Definitely a hit with our neighbors!

  3. 5 stars
    We just made this delicious dessert! Thank you for sharing! This will be on repeat all summer long!☺️

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