Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is perfectly moist, full of citrus flavor, and topped with a zesty lemon glaze.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 12 servings

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (Stir flour before measuring, then scoop and level each cup carefully. You don't want dense cake.)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or shortening, room temperature
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2-3 lemons)
  • 1 lemon, zested (about 1 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 Tbsp poppy seeds

Glaze:

  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour a large bundt pan.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, coconut oil, and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  4. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture. Starting and ending with dry ingredients, and mixing until just incorporated between each addition. (Add ⅓ of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix. Add ½ the milk. Mix. Add another ⅓ of the dry ingredients. Mix. Add the rest of the milk. Mix. Add the rest of the flour. Mix until just incorporated.)
  5. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and poppy seeds until just incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Spread evenly with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part of the cake comes out clean, about 45 to 55 minutes. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto a plate and cool completely.
  7. Make the glaze by whisking the ingredients together to desired consistency, adding more lemon juice to thin, or more powdered sugar to thicken. Pour over cooled cake. Slice and serve. Store cake in an air tight container up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

*Altered from my Lime Bundt Cake recipe.

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