Lemon Poppyseed Cake

by | Apr 13, 2022 | dessert

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 1 cake


Lemon Poppyseed Cake

  • cups all purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cups sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz crean cheese
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cake pans with oil and set aside.
  •  In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, combine eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour , baking powder, lemon zest, poppyseeds, and salt. Alternate pouring the flour mixture and buttermilk into the wet ingredients, mixing only until combined.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the cake tester comes out mostly clean. Allow cakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • To make frosting, cream butter and cream cheese in a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Slowly add in powdered sugar and milk and mix for about 30 seconds on high speed.
  • Frost the cake, adding about 1 cup of frosting in between each layer, using the remaining frosting for the outside of the cake. Decorate with twisted lemon slices & lemon zest!