Sweet Corn Cake Recipe with Lemon

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Lemon Corn Cake Recipe – this is an easy cake recipe from scratch that is rich, lemony, and delicious! You cover it with a lemon glaze and is a wonderful light dessert and easy to make!



Ingredients needed for Sweet Corn Cake Recipe with Lemon:

1 cup yellow cornmeal

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 tbsp grated lemon zest

1/4 cup lemon juice

4 eggs

1 cup buttermilk


1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice


Heat oven to 325°F.  Grease and flour a 9X13 or Bundt cake pan.

  1.  Sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, soda, and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy
  3. Zest your lemon until you get 1 tablespoon.  I have this Chef Essentialz zester that is very sharp – be careful not to zest your own skin!

    Add that to your creamed butter and sugar.

  4. Add your lemon juice and mix together until smooth.
  5. Beat 4 eggs and add to the mixture.
  6. Blend in flour mixture and buttermilk until batter is sooth.  Pour into pan.  Bake 1 hour at 325°.
  7. For the glaze, mix powdered sugar and lemon juicy and brush or drizzle onto warm cake.  Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!


Now that you have the instructions for how to make corn cake from scratch, you’ll realize that its a wonderful, light, summertime dessert that everyone will love.  You can also add some fresh berries on top, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.

Keywords: lemon sweet corn cake, lemon glaze

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