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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

What sets this scratch-made Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Recipe is that it is made using all-natural ingredients -  there are no preservatives or additives. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Additional Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bundt, cake, lemon
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 573kcal
Author: Jane Smith


Cake Ingredients:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • cups granulated sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • *Add 1 Tablespoon lemon zest preferably organic
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk*
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • 1.    Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a standard-size Bundt pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2.    Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, and sour cream and mix until smooth. 
  • 3.    Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, poppy seeds, and lemon zest in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • 4.   Transfer the cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Place in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 5.   While the cake is baking, prepare the lemon glaze by blending the ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  • 6.    Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 30-40 minutes. To serve, remove cake from pan and slice. Drizzle with some lemon glaze right before serving. Enjoy!



*Add additional milk a little at a time, if necessary, to reach desired consistency of glaze.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 573kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g