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Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

May/June 2008, Summer 2004, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008), The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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We love that Bundt cakes don't demand frosting—just let a sweet lemon glaze run over the poppy-seed cake and you've got perfection.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Just made 22 mini lemon poppyseed bundt cakes and they're delish! I used meyer lemons. They're not overly sweet and the lemon flavor isn't too tart. The cakes really need the glaze because they're not very impressive without it. "
Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

5 Reviews for Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

01/22/2012
Anonymous
Delicious

This was a very easy recipe to put together. I brought it to a friend's house and even the kids liked it! I think I would add more lemon juice next time, I found myself wanting more of the tart flavor. Also, to help with portion control, the glaze could be drizzled over each individual piece instead of the whole thing. I will definitely make this again!

Easy to make
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12/13/2011
Anonymous

It sounded look a good idea, but when I saw the lack of amount of fat in this cake I kind of suspected it wouldn't be how I like it. But I figured with the buttermilk, I could just bump up the oil to 1/3 cup, and all would turn out well. Not so. Also not as much lemon flavor as I'd like in the cake by itself. I even added extra extract, but still not enough. Thanks for posting, but I'm just going to stick to my usual lemon and just add poppy seeds when I crave them.

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12/03/2011
Anonymous

This recipe is AWESOME. I used a bit more lemon juice substituting some of the buttermilk because I wanted lots of tartness. My finance said that was the BEST cake I ever made. He could eat the whole thing in one setting!

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03/13/2011
Great base recipe

I got a wild hair and decided to make this into a coconut pineapple bundt cake. I cut the poppyseeds out, used coconut milk instead of buttermilk, subbed 1 t. coconut extract for the lemon juice & rind, and added a streusel of 1c chopped pineapple mixed with a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste. Then mixed coconut milk and pineapple juice with powdered sugar for the glaze. Tasty and summery!

Moist, tasty, balanced
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02/09/2010

Just made 22 mini lemon poppyseed bundt cakes and they're delish! I used meyer lemons. They're not overly sweet and the lemon flavor isn't too tart. The cakes really need the glaze because they're not very impressive without it.

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dr.brenda wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

Just made this cake. Also used Meyer Lemons. It was excellent. Added leftover licing from Silver Palate Lemon Cake recipe, also made with Meyer Lemons. This cake is good.

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