Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

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  • Published Jan 2nd
  • Servings24
  • Calories203
This has a nice fresh lemon flavor. Makes nice muffins, also.

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf for 24 servings:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Heavily grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. 2 Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3 In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. 4 Mix lemon juice and yogurt together and add alternately with the sifted flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until just blended. Stir in lemon rind and poppy seeds. Pour mixture into prepared pans and smooth tops.
  5. 5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes or until browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 15 minutes before turning out of pans.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 7.9 grams of fat; 30.4 grams of carbohydrates; 3.4 grams of protein; 39 milligrams of cholesterol; 207 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 1st 2008

    Like other members, I also cut the butter down to half a cup and upped the yogurt to one cup. Though I baked this in two round cake tins. When they were cool, I spread a lemon glaze (1 1/2 ...

  2. Sep 14th 2007

    Seriously delightful recipe! I made 12 jumbo muffins, and had plenty of batter. It bakes up really light and lemony, great texture, not heavy like pound cake. Moist, sweet, delish! It's a keeper!

  3. Jul 13th 2007

    I tried out this recipe this morning- it took a while to prepare and put together, but 10 minutes after it was put in the oven the apartment smelled like lemon-cream. It was delicious!Unlik ...

  4. Apr 2nd 2006

    The recipe turned out great but did not have enough lemon flavor. Since I omitted the zest because of personal preference, I added more lemon juice but obviously not enough. Instead of makin ...

  5. Mar 23rd 2006

    Wonderfull recipe! I baked mine in a bundt pan and sifted some powdered sugar on top. My girls loved it!

  6. Dec 12th 2005

    This cake wasn't burned but it was really dark when I took it out of the oven. I had made a couple of changes to the recipe (using only two eggs, losing the poppy seeds and adding more lemon ...

  7. May 2nd 2005

    I put 1/2 cup of margarine as opposed to 3/4 cup, and added a whole cup of yogurt instead. AND, it was mixed berry yogurt. Let me tell you...they were DELICIOUS. I will definitely be maki ...

  8. Mar 12th 2002

    This is delicious! Very nice lemon flavor. I cut the butter down to a 1/2 Cup and increased the yogurt to 1 Cup, and it still came out moist. I've been looking for a good lemon poppy reci ...

  9. Jan 31st 2002

    I halved this recipe and made it into 11 muffins instead of one loaf. They tasted so good! I tend to stick with the popular recipes, so it was a pleasant surprise that a recipe that didn't ...