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Lemon–Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon glaze


Serving Size 12
Active Time:
~15 min
Total Time:
~86 min


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.


Pour batter into pan

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


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.


Make lemon glaze

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


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.