Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon glaze

Created by Brava

Serving Size


Active Time

~15 min

Total Time

~86 min


  • Cake Batter:
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

From Your Pantry

unsalted butter or nonstick cooking spray


Mixing bowl


stand mixer (optional)

rubber spatula


Brava loaf pan

wire cooling rack

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Eggs, Wheat (Gluten), Milk


  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Brava Accessory
  • Bread
  • Desserts
  • Eggs
  • Loaf Pan
  • Recipes

  1. 1

    Make cake batter

    • Over medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
    • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together butter, sugar and lemon zest on medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stop mixer, using a spatula, scrape down bowl and beater.
    • Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
    • In small bowl, stir together buttermilk and lemon juice.
    • Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture, alternating between flour and buttermilk; mix well.
    • Add poppy seeds and beat until blended.

  2. 2

    Pour batter into pan

    • Lightly butter or spray Brava loaf pan; pour batter into pan.

  3. 3

    Bake cake

    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide loaf pan into top shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
    • While food cooks, prepare glaze.

  4. 4

    Make lemon glaze

    • In small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until smooth.

  5. 5

    Cool cake & glaze

    • When your food is done, transfer pan to wire rack and let cool before glazing.
    • When pan is cool enough to handle, transfer cake to serving platter and pour glaze over cake.
    • Cut cake into slices.