Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

1 Loaf
1 hr

If you’re the kind of person that likes desserts but not when they’re too sweet, this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is for you and if you like citrus desserts than it is even more for you.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is very simple, you’ll be using everyday ingredients but it turns out super fluffy and the flavor is something special. My favorite part about this cake is the lemon glaze, it cuts the sweet from the cake and the icing sugar and really makes the lemon and citrus flavors the centre of the attention.

The cake is light, fluffy and super moist. This recipe is easy to follow and quickly to make. This Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is perfect for when you’re craving a dessert but don’t want anything too sweet, just want something nice and refreshing. It is also really good for afternoon tea and snacks.

Recipe details
  • 1  Loaf
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
  • ½ cup Butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 pcs Eggs
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1¾ cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3 pcs Lemon, zest
Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Using the paddle attachment in your mixer, cream the sugar and room temperature butter until it is fluffy and light in color.
Mix in the lemon zest and eggs.
Add the remaining ingredients (milk, lemon juice, flour, poppy seed and baking powder). Mix it only until it is fully incorporated.
Pour the cake batter into a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Pre heat the oven to 180°/350°F and bake it for 45 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick in the centre of the cake and it comes out clean.
Once the cake is done, place it in a cooling rack and allow it to cool down before covering it with the Lemon Glaze.
Lemon Glaze
In a bowl, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice together. Use a spoon and mix it until it is smooth.
  • Once you add the last ingredients, flour and etc, do not over mix. Over mixing that step will make the cake dense.
  • Allow the cake to cool down before pouring the Lemon Glaze on top so it stays and creates a "crust"
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