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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

The very best Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is a simple lemon flavor and the most tender crumb texture and glazed with a super light lemon glaze!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 431kcal

Ingredients

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  • 3 Cups Cake Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
  • 2 ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk

Lemon Syrup

  • ¼ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Instructions

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, butter and flour bundt pan; set aside
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds; set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy
  • Whisk together the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice, slowly add the egg mixture to the butter mixture and mix together until all ingredients are fully combined
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and alternate with the buttermilk until all ingredients are added and batter is smooth
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and bake for 45-50 minute or until a cake tester comes out clean
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan
  • While the bundt cake is cooling, prepare the Lemon Syrup
  • Remove the bundt cake from the pan and place it on a cooling rack with parchment paper under and then using a pastry brush, brush the Lemon Syrup all over the bundt cake; allow the cake to cool
  • Prepare the Lemon Glaze and using a pastry brush, brush the glaze to cover the entire bundt cake
  • Allow the glaze to dry for approximately 10 minutes before cutting and serving

Lemon Syrup

  • In a small sauce pan, combine the water, granulated sugar and lemon juice and bring to a simmer until the sugar is completely dissoved
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set aside until ready to use

Lemon Glaze

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth and the desired consistancy
  • Brush or pour the glaze over the top of the bundt cake until the cake is covered
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12Servings | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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