lemon poppy seed pound cake 123

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

August 20, 2014Danita

lemon poppy seed pound cake 123

A couple of weeks ago we welcomed our oldest daughter home from camp, where she spent the summer serving.  She loves baking and even though she worked in the camp dining hall, she hadn’t done any cooking all summer.   I found this recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake on the Pompeian Olive Oil website.  All true Southerners LOVE, LOVE, LOVE  a good pound cake!  This one’s made with EVOO, which I’d never used for pound cake but thought it sounded interesting.  Our daughter was more than willing to give it a try.

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • *1 cup pastry flour (or equivalent is 2 Tbsp corn starch added to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour) 
  • 1 tsp. salt
  •   1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Tasting Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Glaze:

  • 1- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a Bundt pan lemon poppy seed pound cake 062

In a small bowl combine first six ingredients In large bowl of stand mixer, beat eggs until slightly increased in volume and lighter in color  

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 Add granulated sugar slowly, while continuing to beat.  

The mixture should become light and fluffy

Add Olive Oil, vanilla, lemon juice and zest.  Beat another 2 minutes lemon poppy seed pound cake

Alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream, beating between each addition lemon poppy seed pound cake 094

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan

Cool completely before adding glaze lemon poppy seed pound cake 120

Glaze:

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and vanilla.  

Add lemon juice a little at a time until glaze reaches a good “pouring” consistency.

Drizzle glaze over cooled cake  lemon poppy seed pound cake 121  

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. *1 cup pastry flour
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  6. 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  7. 4 large eggs
  8. 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  9. 1/2 cup Light Tasting Olive Oil
  10. 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  11. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  12. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  13. 1/2 cup sour cream
Glaze
  1. 1- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  3. 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine first six ingredients
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, beat eggs until slightly increased in volume and lighter in color
  3. Add granulated sugar slowly, while continuing to beat. The mixture should become light and fluffy
  4. Add Olive Oil, vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Beat another 2 minutes
  5. Alternate adding flour mixture and sour cream, beating between each addition
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan
  8. Cool completely before adding glaze
Glaze
  1. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and vanilla. Add lemon juice a little at a time until glaze reaches a good "pouring" consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake
Notes
  1. 1 cup pastry flour = 3/4 cup all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons corn startch
Adapted from Pompeian Olive Oil Recipes
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28 Comments

  • marly_ms (@mgmhar)

    August 25, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Oh dear we love pound cake. This one is gonna be a hit when I make this.

    Mhar Mg
    http://www.yummyfavorites.org/

  • dianeroark

    August 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    WOW! Looks amazing! Pinned!!

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  • katrinagehman

    August 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    oh that looks really really good. bookmarking this

  • tweenselmom

    August 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    I’m interested to learn the taste of poppy seeds. Maybe I’d try this recipe sometime.

  • maggiesblog2Maggie

    August 21, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    This looks so good! I love lemon and poppy seed together! I’m pinning this right now! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Yona Williams

    August 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I LOVE Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, so this pound cake is right up my alley. I want my Dad to make this – he’s the Pound Cake King in our family.

  • Ashley @ Love.Marriage.Baby

    August 21, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    This looks so tasty! I’ve been craving cake my whole pregnancy and now I want some of this!!!

  • Sojourner Walker (@sojossojourns)

    August 21, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    This looks so delicious! Now I want cake. You take great food photos.

    1. Danita

      August 21, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      Ahh, thank you so much! The photography part of blogging has been one of the harder aspects for me. I still feel like I struggle being creative with it. Thanks to my husband and children who gave me a new camera for Mother’s Day, at least they aren’t blurry any more.

  • lazllanes

    August 21, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    I’ve got to try this. It’s my favorite flavor for muffins.

  • Kero Pinkihan

    August 21, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    That is absolutely gorgeous! thank you for sharing. I want to try it when we will have our last summer outing. bookmarking the recipe

  • Mommy A to Z

    August 20, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Yum! This sounds great. I think my family would love it 🙂

  • mrenkema79

    August 20, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    LOVE poppy seed cake!! Pinning for later!!

  • Libby’s Library

    August 20, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    I try to send something in to my husbands admins, each week. I think that this will be on next weeks menu!

  • Christine C. (@stine1217)

    August 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Yumm!! I love Lemon and I love Poppy Seeds. Throw in some Pound Cake and wow!!

  • Stefany

    August 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    You had me at pound cake. This sounds so good. I love lemon anything.

  • Amanda Love

    August 20, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    I want to give this a try. I remember my mom baking something similar when I was growing up. Thanks for the recipe.

  • nataliemadeitcom

    August 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    I have never tried anything like this before, I’m not the best cook, but this does look really tasty.

  • Natalie

    August 20, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Pound cake is one of my favorite types of cake, and lemon poppy seed is one of my favorite types of muffins, so this is really the best of both worlds. I’m with the other commenters–this could totally go for breakfast or dessert! 🙂

  • kungphoo

    August 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Looks great and sounds very easy to make.. I could eat this for breakfast/lunch and dinner..

  • MrsTee

    August 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Wow I would have never thought of poppyseeds in a pound cake. It looks really good!

  • justamom8225

    August 20, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I do enjoy a good piece of pound cake and that looks absolutely scrumptious. Thank you for sharing!

  • AManda Gonzalez

    August 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    YUMMY! I cant wait to get my own mixer! hubby said I get it for xmas! 🙂 this looks great and your pictures are great too!

  • Lisa

    August 20, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    I’m currently drooling! Cake is probably my favorite food and I’d love to try this one.

  • Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

    August 20, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    You are right, us Southerners do love a good pound cake! This one does sound good! I haven’t make a poppy seed cake in years and I’ve never used olive oil in a cake. Pinning! I hope you will come over and share with us at The Yuck Stops Here!

  • Carmody Tisdale

    August 20, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    This cake looks amazing!!!!

  • Robin Rue

    August 20, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    That sounds so good! I love things like this for breakfast!

    1. Danita

      August 20, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Me too! My family thinks I’m crazy.

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