Lemon-Poppy Seed Butter Cake

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter and flour a Bundt pan.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt into a bowl.
  • Beat butter at high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add sugar in 2 additions, beating for 2 minutes after each addition.
  • Beat in lemon zest, vanilla, and egg yolks and beat until light-colored.
  • On low speed, beat in flour in 3 additions and buttermilk in 2, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Beat whites separately until foamy.
  • Add pinch of salt; continue beating until firm, not stiff peaks form.
  • Stir ¼ of whites into batter to lighten; then fold in remaining whites.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in lower third of oven for about 55 minutes.
  • At serving time, sprinkle with icing sugar.