This recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Cake is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway?
27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring! So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages!
Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much to Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee, Anolon, Deiss Kitchenware, Adams Extract, and Fresh April Sprinkles for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes you can win!
How to Make Lemon Poppyseed Cake
If you been around here for very long, then you know that one of my favorite flavors to cook with in both savory and sweet dishes is lemon.
Today I am sharing a recipe for another lemon dessert. If you have ever had lemon poppyseed bread, then you know how awesome the flavors are together. Imagine getting that in cake form then topped with a lemon cream cheese icing?
The cake is a made from scratch cake mix and flavored with lemon and poppyseeds.
This cake starts with mixing together the butter and oil.
Then, beat that with some sugar and vanilla extract on medium speed until the mixture lightens in color and gets a fluffier texture, about two minutes.
Of course, my favorite sugar to use has always been Dixie Crystals.
Once you get that completed for this cake, you’ll add the eggs, then alternate adding the dry ingredients with the milk and fresh lemon juice.
Finally, you’ll add some lemon zest and poppy seeds.
After the cake has baked and you have cooled it down, the final step is to decorate with that delicious lemon cream cheese frosting.
Then add a sprinkling of poppy seeds on top with slices of either fresh lemon or candied lemon for the perfect light and tart lemon dessert.
You can store the cake in the fridge and it will allow the cake flavors to marry together even more.
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Thank You, Sponsors
Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Anolon, Fresh April Sprinkles, Deiss Kitchenware, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.
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Saturday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
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For the cake
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature (2 blocks)
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 10 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a stand mixer or a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
- Add the butter, oil, sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl and beat together until light in color and fluffy, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Be sure and make sure it is light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until mostly combined after each.
- Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until mostly combined.
- Pour in the milk and then the lemon juice to the batter and mix until well combined.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined and smooth.
- Add the lemon zest and poppy seeds and gently stir to combine.
- Bake in a 9x13 baking pan for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and allow to it cool completely before frosting.
- To make the frosting, add the cream cheese and butter to a large mixer bowl and beat until well combined and smooth.
- Add about half of the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
- Add the lemon juice and zest and mix until well combined.
- Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
- Frost the cake as desired and then sprinkle on some poppy seeds and top with fresh lemon slices.
- Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve. The cake is best served cool from the fridge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 58gProtein: 4g