Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe makes 12 moist lemon poppy seed cupcakes--freeze well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small pan, combine poppy seeds and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Lime 12 muffin tins with paper liners; set aside.
  4. In small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  5. In medium bowl, beat butter till light and fluffy with mixer on high speed. Beat in sugar till light and fluffy.
  6. Lower speed to medium, beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in poppy seed mixture, orange and lemon zest and vanilla.
  7. Lower speed to low, beat in flour alternately with orange and lemon juices, just till blended.
  8. Spoon batter into paper lined tins.
  9. Bake till tops are gold and springy when lightly pressed with fingertip, about 20 minutes.
  10. Cool for 15 minutes in muffin tins on rack.
  11. Remove to cool completely.