Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with a Lemon Glaze

This post is the perfect platform to declare my love for meyer lemons. If you’ve never tasted one of these gorgeously sweet citrus, I hope it will be on your to-do list for the week! Meyer lemons are ideal to bake with and give that perfectly intense citrus flavour to sweet treats. This lemon loaf can, of course, be made with run of the mill lemons but try making it with organic meyer lemons if you can – you won’t be disappointed!

As for this delicious dessert it comes together in minutes and features a mix of poppy seeds and lemon – a classic combination that usually pleases any palette!

Sweet meyer lemons


Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with a Lemon Glaze

4 eggs
180 grams of butter at room temperature
150 grams of sugar
200 grams of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
A pinch of salt
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of poppy seeds

Lemon Glaze
1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 to 2 tbsp of lemon juice

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350F.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the egg yolks reserving the whites in a separate bowl. Add the sugar to the yolks and mix until homogeneous. Add the room temperature butter and beat using a mixer until creamy (about 3 minutes). Add the lemon juice, zest and the vanilla extract and mix until just combined.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt to a small bowl. Mix until homogeneous.

Beat the egg whites, with a pinch of salt, until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour mixture. Fold in the poppy seeds. Pour the batter in a greased loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Make the glaze: add the confectioner’s sugar to a bowl and whisk in the lemon a little bit at a time until you’ve reached a thick but workable consistency. You may not need the entire amount of lemon juice. Pour the glaze over the loaf once it has cooled and cut using a serrated knife. Enjoy!

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8 Comments on Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with a Lemon Glaze

  1. Turmeric n Spice
    March 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Now i just have to taste Meyer lemon – i love citrus how did i miss this 🙂 i loved the loaf and it did get me weak in my knees :):)

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  2. thelittleloaf
    March 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve never have a meyer lemon but have read so many rapturous posts about them – very jealous! Lemon and poppy seed loaf is one of my all time favourite cakes – moist, zingy and so delicious. Yours looks beautiful.

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  3. Ciao Chow Linda
    March 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm (6 years ago)

    Meyer lemons are so great to work with – flavorful and easier to squeeze than regular lemons. Plus a lot of juice comes out. I must try your cake – it looks fantastic.

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  4. sweet road
    March 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks so simple and refreshing for spring!

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  5. Yoshiblue
    March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for this lemon poppy seed loaf with a lemon glaze recipe. It looks wonderful.

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  6. Anonymous
    April 8, 2012 at 9:04 am (5 years ago)

    so, i just made this last night and although it is still super super super delicious….it turned out really dense…. do you know what i could have done wrong? i was thinking maybe i should use bread flour instead of all purpose? i duno… just speculating.

    thanks!

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  7. Chocolate Shavings
    April 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Anonymous: I’m glad you liked it! As for denseness, my advice is to make sure you don’t overbeat the batter so you keep that loaf as light and airy as possible

    As soon as ingredients are just mixed, pour into your loaf pan and bake. I hope that helps!

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  8. Anonymous
    April 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Is there a way to convert grams to cups?

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