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How to Bake Lemon Cake Loaf with Poppy Seeds

I am a particular fan of lemon cake & topped off with poppy seeds – it’s just too good!

Topped with a delicious, tangy, fresh lemon & sugar syrup…It just doesn’t get better than this.

How to Bake Lemon Cake Loaf with Poppy Seeds:

lemonThis loaf slices neatly & fanned out on a lovely serving tray with a few slices of sugared lemon & lime or lemon zest curls.

To be completely beyond delicious, sift some confectioners sugar over the serving tray first. Then, place the partially sliced cake & remaining loaf on the sugared tray. Use your imagination to present this delicious cake loaf.

Type: Cake Recipe

Serve with: lemon glaze
Prep Time: 12 min
Bake Time: 35 – 45 min in a fluted tube pan, 55 min – 1 hr 5 min in a loaf pan
Yields: 8 1/2 x 4 inch loaf or 8 inch tube cake or fluted bundt cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk & vanilla extract.
  3. In another bowl, beat egg whites until peaks form, but not to the point of being dry.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together thoroughly, sifted cake flour, 3/4 cup sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, baking powder & salt.
  5. Add half of the egg yolk mixture to the flour mixture, along with softened unsalted butter.
  6. Beat on low until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to high speed & beat for 1 min.
  7. Scrape the sides of the bowl, and gradually add the rest of the egg mixture in 2 parts. Beat for 20 seconds after each addition.
  8. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
  9. Scrape the batter into your pan of choice & spread evenly.
  10. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean – about 35 – 45 min in a fluted tube pan, 55 min – 1 hr 5 min in a loaf pan. * Tip: Just before the cake is done, combine & heat gently in a small sauce pan, 1/3 cup sugar & fresh lemon juice (make sure no seeds fall in).
  11. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke a wooden skewer into the cake in a few spots & brush it with lemon & sugar mixture.
  12. Loosen edges from the pan with a knife & cool upside down on a rack.

This lemon cake loaf with poppy seeds is a real winner – such a beautiful snack or dessert.

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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