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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

I am at home with my wonderful husband to be, and what do you know, it is pouring buckets outside!  I shouldn't be surprised...I do live in Oregon.  On this very rainy occasion I did what I do best; bake.  There is something about this type of weather that seems to triggers my inner homemaker.  I decided on a lemon poppy seed pound cake to lift our spirits; and thus I will share it with you!  Bon appetit!

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake


  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp good quality Vanilla Extract 
  • ½ Cup + 3 Tbsp salted Butter, melted and cooled to warm
  • ¼ Cup Organic Whole Milk
  • Lemon Zest  from 1 large Lemon
1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  •  3 Tbsp Poppy Seeds 
  • 4 Large Free-Range Eggs
  • 1 ¼ Cups Unbleached Sugar
How to:

Grease and flour a loaf pan, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whip the following ingredients together for about 5 minutes: vanilla, butter, milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, and sugar.  In a separate, large bowl combine: flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds, mix very well.  Then pour dry ingredients into the prepared wet ingredients, and fold mixture together with a spatula until batter is smooth.

Pour batter into oven-ready pan.  Bake for about 1 hour, until golden and a toothpick comes out mostly clean.

Possible wedding cake flavor :) Bon appetit!


  1. Oh my, that looks heavenly. I love anything with poppy seeds. You can bet I'll try this recipe. Every once in a while I will catch a Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake on markdown at Walmart. It doesn't last long either. I think I usually am the only one to eat it.

  2. Hahaha! That's great, I usually end up sending most of the treats I make to work with Jacob. If I didn't I know I would definitely eat the whole thing!