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Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake

You’ll LOVE this beautiful Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake. It has the perfect hint of lemon to satisfy that kind of craving.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings (about 1.5 cup)
Calories 513kcal
Author Ana Frias


For the Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds

For the glaze

  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Cake
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer over medium speed, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar and beat until mixed well and has a fluffy consistency.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the lemon seat and lemon juice, followed by the ricotta.
  • Add in the flour mixture mixing just until incorporated.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the poppy seeds and pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and invert on a wire rack. Cool 10 minutes longer.
  • Glaze
  • Combine the vanilla bean seeds with the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour over warm cake.


If you like a more intense lemon flavor I would recommend you increase the lemon juice by 2 tablespoons or ½ tablespoon of lemon zest.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg