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Best Ever Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is perfectly moist and tender, packed with delicious lemony flavors and sprinkled with just the right amount of poppy seeds.

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Cakes and pies

Description

Best Ever Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is perfectly moist and tender, packed with delicious lemony flavors and sprinkled with just the right amount of poppy seeds.


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Ingredients

For the lemon poppy seed loaf:

  • 1 3/4 cups (225g) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (175g) softened butter
  • 3/4 cup (165g) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) milk

For the lemon glaze (optional):

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 teaspoons milk

Instructions

For the lemon poppy seed loaf:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease the bottom and the sides of a 9×5-inch (23×13 cm) loaf pan with melted butter or vegetable oil. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour in a medium size bowl. Add baking powder, salt, and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a whisk or using hand mixer on low-speed setting, cream softened butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, one at a time. Add the lemon juice, zest and poppy seeds. Keep the mixer running on low speed and pour in half the milk with half of the flour mixture. Once combined, add the remaining milk and gently fold in the remaining flour until combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (remember that every oven is different and baking times may vary a little). Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. When the cake is cooled, make the icing. Start with adding 1 Tablespoon lemon juice to the powdered sugar then add milk, adjusting quantity if needed. The icing should be thick and not too runny. Spoon icing over he cake and let harden before serving.

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