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Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake
1 Hr 5 Min

This pound cake will certainly brighten up your day! From the fresh aroma of it baking to the first forkful of lemony bliss, our Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake is a real delight. This pound cake is summer-perfect and ready to be brought along to all of your picnics and potlucks! 

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray and lightly dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and lemon extract and mix until creamy.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Gradually beat flour mixture into lemon mixture, alternating it with milk, until batter is smooth. Stir in poppy seeds and lemon zest. Pour batter into pan.
  4. Bake 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. Let cool 20 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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I'm not a fan of Poppy Seeds, can I Not put the seeds in this recipe and just make a Lemon Pound Cake.

Hi there! You can leave out the poppy seeds in this recipe if you prefer. We also have a recipe for Lemon Pound Cake that we think you'll love! Recipe:


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