22 Reviews

This little German cake did great! It was moist and yellow. I was pleasantly surprised when the cake turned out as golden brown and lemon-y as I would like. At first I was unsure about baking with poppy seeds. However, after soaking only two tablespoons of them in milk for half an hour before adding them into the batter, the seeds did just fine. **I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe if looking to feed several.**

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soapmonster911 November 06, 2015

Did not work for me. Didn't rise much at all.

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carlamelo November 12, 2012

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!!!

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FoodieNicole March 04, 2012

I made these into muffins and were fantastic! The sour cream adds a nice tang to it, and they're very moist. I added a little more lemon juice because DH and I like a more lemony flavour. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Bekah_Goertzen November 13, 2011

very nice cake! i cut back on the sugar by about 2 tbsp and still found it a bit too sweet. baked for 50 minutes in my loaf pan

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mommymakeit4u May 09, 2011

WOW is this great! My family loves it and it helped use up some sour cream I had on hand. Moist, delicious and even better the next day. I do have to double the recipe in order to fill my bundt pan but that's ok

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Amber W March 17, 2011

Delicious! Low Carb, moist, very rich and buttery. My husband and I love it, it is added to our favorate. I used yogurt instead of the sour cream. I was a little concerned as the batter was very wet, but it turned out to be great.

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Chez JK March 07, 2011

Delicious! Light, moist cake with a hint of lemon flavor. I strongly recommend using real butter. I made this twice, once with margarine & once with butter; the time I used margarine, the middle of the cake fell & ended up a bit gooey. I used a loaf pan & it was done cooking in 45 minutes.

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Teresa28 February 10, 2010

Great recipe! I made it a few times already everyone that tried it loves it! I did added some crushed nuts to the mix the cake came out great! Thank You!

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foodymoody February 09, 2010

I must be weird, but this flopped for me. Nothing but a buttery, somewhat lemony mass of way too many poppy seeds.

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newenglandsnob August 10, 2009
German Lemon Poppy Seed Cake