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Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Lemon zest
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Prepare a rectangular mold with parchment paper, or alternatively you can just butter the mold.
  3. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In the mixer, or by hand in a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar for at least 3 minutes. Then add the eggs one by one, followed by the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. Then incorporate the dry ingredients, alternating with milk.
  6. Add the poppy seeds, folding them into the mix.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the mold, and bake at 325°F (160°C) for about 50 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins