Grandma's Old-Fashioned Lemon Poppyseed Cake

This delightful Lemon Poppyseed Cake is the perfect blend of tangy and sweet. With its light, fluffy texture and flavorful lemon poppyseed twist, it's the perfect treat for any occasion. It's also an incredibly simple recipe, allowing you to enjoy a decadent homemade cake without any fuss.

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number of servings


  • 134 cups all-purpose flour Added to
  • 2 tbls whole poppy seeds Added to
  • 112 teaspoon baking powder Added to
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda Added to
  • 14 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, melted Added to
  • 1 Cup crystal sugar Added to
  • 3 large eggs Added to
  • 12 Cup fresh lemon juice (approximately four large lemons) Added to
  • 2 tbls Lemon zest Added to
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Added to
  • 12 Cup whole milk Added to

For the Glaze:

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar Added to
  • 212 tbls fresh lemon juice Added to
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon zest Added to


90 min.
1. Step

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch bundt pan.

2. Step

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. Step

In a large bowl, beat together the melted butter and sugar until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Step

Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

5. Step

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

6. Step

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

7. Step

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

8. Step

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

9. Step

For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth. Drizzle it over the cooled cake before serving.

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