Mini Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes


Don’t you just love when you know you have important things to do but simply forget them.

It may not happen often, but when it does.


I knew I needed printer ink, even though I don’t recall any indicator reminding me that the ink was low. I figure it out all on my own, when the papers I was printing, were coming out BLANK !?

Really, now to on top of trying to figure out what items I just printing with the disappearing ink and remember all the pages I was supposed to print, but didn’t hit the print button, because I so quickly realized THEY wouldn’t print.

Luckily someone was on top of my laziness and emailed a reminder to print those papers and they are due tomorrow. So I jump up and install the ink and print the papers and then read them….well then it all goes haywire, I have a habit of signing then reading. I signed papers saying I agree to be somewhere and well, I won’t be.

Simple as that!

Too many things going on, now I need someone to fill in for me. Who wants to be me for the night? I pay in baked treats???

How about some of these Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes?

They are wonderful if I do say so myself!

But really what lemon baked treat isn’t yummy. I’m in love with lemon!!!


Lemon and basil are such a great flavor combination. I just love it. These cute mini bundt cakes are moist and delicious with a light refreshing flavor and the added lemon icing makes them, well OVER the TOP yummy!

4.8 from 4 reviews
Mini Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon (6 leaves) fresh chopped basil
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Beat butter and sugar, add in eggs and vanilla. Measure out milk and place lemon juice on top of milk and let it sour the milk (2 minutes), then add to it the lemon extract, rind and basil. Add that alternating with flour mixed with baking powder, baking soda and salt to the butter and sugar mixture, until all combined.
  2. Place 6 tablespoons batter into mini bundt pans and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. Lemon Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 teaspoon lemon extract. Mix until smooth and pipe onto cooled cakes.


Well if no one wants to be me, I guess I’ll be stuck eating all these by myself :) Don’t feel to bad for me!


Now that summer is almost here it really has me thinking of making MORE lemon items.

I just LOVE this Lemon Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese.

lemon cut out cookiesLemon Poppy Cookies

Lemon Tuna Pasta Salad without MAYO

Lemon Scones



*The Mini Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes can easily be baked into cupcakes if you don’t have a mini bundt, if you do then I would only place three tablespoons batter into each compartment and bake them a shorter time.


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  1. 1

    They look yummy, Diane!!

  2. 2

    I LOVE anything lemon and basil is growing like crazy in my garden right now so I think I MUST make these, asap!!

  3. 3

    they sure do look good and I have to try and make them as well:) thanks for sharing.

  4. 4

    Sweet and savory bundts and minis! Love these.

  5. 5

    Oh those look fabulous! My toddler asked for lemon cakes for his 3rd birthday and I might just hafta make a bunch of these!
    Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to taste your recipe.
    PS – coincidentally I work for treats!

  6. 7

    Okay, so yum. Funny, I just made lemon rosemary scones. I love the combo of lemon with different herbs.

  7. 9

    Oh yummy!! I love basil and lemon, right up my alley!! Have a great weekend!

  8. 11

    Daine those are SO pretty. :)
    Perfect for spring!

  9. 13

    Mmmm…lemon and basil ANYTHING is OK by me!
    See you at Camp B next week!

  10. 15

    So cute! Are these for the bake sale?

    • 16

      sadly no they were mostly eaten by me :) that sounds selfish, I would have donated if I lived closer…I always feel so out of the loop!

  11. 17
    katherine says:

    I should never visit your blog when I am hungry, giggle everything looks fantastic. I can’t wait to try the mini lemon bundts. xo

  12. 18

    Lemon and basil is such a nice pair and those little bundts are the cutest.

  13. 19
    Katherines Corner says:

    I’m sharing these at Katherines Corner on Monday xo

  14. 20

    So adorable! I need to invest in some mini Bundt pans!!

  15. 21

    I’ll be you anyday for some of THOSE baked treats! Yum!

  16. 22

    These are just so pretty, and love this flavor combination!

  17. 23

    so springy and cute!

  18. 24
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    These are so cute – who doesn’t love mini cakes? And I love the lemon and basil combination.


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