Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

Need a spectacular dessert recipe for your next party? This zesty lemon cake is both delicious and easy-to-serve.

Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze
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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • ¾ cup butter

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup poppy seeds (about 1 oz.)

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • 1 recipe Lemon Glaze

Lemon Glaze

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon butter


  1. Let butter and eggs stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

  2. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs and poppy seeds. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture; beat on low after each addition just until combined. Spread evenly in prepared pan.

  3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Lemon Glaze. Remove and invert cake on rack; poke all over with fork tines. Brush glaze over cake. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Makes 16 servings.

Lemon Glaze

  1. In small saucepan heat sugar, lemon juice, and butter over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.