German Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Marlitt

This is a very light moist loaf or bundt cake. This recipe uses very little flour. Very easy to make. Goes great with coffee or tea.

Top Tweak by FoodieNicole

Great tasting, loved it! Very dense, which I also like. My cake did not rise much at all, but still very good. I used nonfat greek yogurt instead of sour cream and also reduced the sugar a little.

I put a glaze on top (mix powder sugar and lemon juice) and that made it extra lemon delicious!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Blend in each egg separately.
  3. Mix at least 2 minutes.
  4. Add Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Sour Cream and Poppy Seeds.
  5. Mix another 2 minutes.
  6. Into a separate bowl sift (very important) flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Gently blend flour mixture a little at a time into the batter mixture.
  8. Blend well.
  9. Pour into a greased loaf pan or bundt cake pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees Celsius.
  11. Takes 60 minutes in loaf pan.
  12. If using bundt cake pan check for doneness at 45 minutes.

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