Lemon cake with poppy seeds

Easy Lemon Cake in Two Versions

Would you like to know how to make an easy lemon cake, in no time and on top you can choose which version you want. Ideal and light for tea time.

How to make your cake extra moist

If you want to make a moist cake that will stay moist it is easy. You can replace the milk for yogurt! I have been doing this for many years now, and I was never disappointed. If the recipe is asking for 1 cup of milk, replace it with 1 cup of yogurt, and your cake will be moist and will stay moist even if you keep it in the fridge. Plus the yogurt adds a little touch of tang in the taste which is something that I really like!

How to make an easy lemon syrup

This syrup is great over this cake or any sponge cake. I even use it on my pancakes in the morning, it is very delicious. To make the lemon syrup you will need, 1/3 cup of confectioner sugar 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Use only freshly squeezed juice from the lemons for the best result.  Take a small saucepan, bring the sugar and lemon juice to a boil. Drizzle the cake with the warm syrup and serve.

Poppy seeds lemon cake

 

How to make the lemon cake

First place the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven at (350 F). Secondly, grease a bread baking pan with a little bit of vegetable oil. After combining the flour and baking powder (poppy seeds if you want the poppy seeds versions) in a small bowl and set aside. Now add the sugar, the yogurt, the oil, and the eggs into a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth. When its smooth stir in the dry ingredients, and then add the lemon zest and the juice.

How to cook the lemon cake

First, pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the bread pan and let it cool. Drizzle the lemon syrup on it and enjoy it with a nice cup of tea.

Lemon cake

Easy Lemon Cake in Two Versions

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 6 people
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME45 mins
TOTAL TIME55 mins
Would you like to know how to make an easy lemon cake, in no time and on top you can choose which version you want? Ideal and light for tea time.

Ingredients

Lemon syrup

  • 1/3 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Lemon Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds (optionnal)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (for greasing)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 lemons (zest and juice)

Instructions

Lemon syrup

  • Take a small saucepan, bring the sugar and lemon juice to a boil. 
    Lemon cake with poppy seeds

Lemon cake

  • Place the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven at (350 F).
  • Grease a bread baking pan with a little bit of vegetable oil. 
  • Combine the flour and baking powder (poppy seeds if you want the poppy seeds versions) in a small bowl and set aside. 
  • Add the sugar, the yogurt, the oil, and the eggs into a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth. 
  • Stir in the dry ingredients, and then add the lemon zest and the juice.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. 
    Lemon cake
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  • Remove from the bread pan and let it cool. Drizzle the lemon syrup on it and enjoy it with a nice cup of tea.
    Poppy seeds lemon cake

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: bake good, baking, lemon cake, lemon cake with poppy seeds, lemon desserts, lemon syrup, poppy seeds cake, sponge cake, sweet dessert

Lemon cake

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    8 Comments

  1. becky March 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm Reply

    Oooo! I’m such a sucker for lemon desserts and the fact that you gave me two options on how to make it gives me no excuse to not make it right now! 🙂

    • Melanie Dompierre (a) March 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm Reply

      Thank you Becky, if you try the recipe please share your picture with me on Instagram!

  2. meleeandemily March 21, 2019 at 3:07 pm Reply

    Absolutely love lemon, especially in cakes and cooking. This looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Catherine March 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

    • Melanie Dompierre (a) March 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm Reply

      Thank you Catherine for the kind comments, if you do try the recipe please share your picture with me on Instagram:)

  4. Magret April 22, 2020 at 4:01 pm Reply

    I tried this cake, it came out perfectly. Will definitely make it again soon

    • Melanie Dompierre April 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm Reply

      I am happy that you liked the cake. Also, if you like blueberries it is easy to add a few blueberries into this recipe. Thank you for your comments:)

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