Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a delightful treat that combines the zesty freshness of lemons with the delightful crunch of poppy seeds. This recipe has been enjoyed by many and has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 400 reviews, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the lemon zest and juice.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream, until well combined.
  6. Fold in the poppy seeds gently.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a light and tangy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. The combination of lemon and poppy seeds creates a burst of flavor in every bite, and it’s sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 280, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 4g

Luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a delightful treat that will brighten up your day. Whether you’re enjoying it with a cup of tea in the afternoon or serving it as a dessert at your next gathering, its refreshing citrusy flavor and the satisfying crunch of poppy seeds will leave everyone asking for seconds. So, roll up your sleeves, get your ingredients ready, and bake this luscious cake to spread joy and deliciousness!

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