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A meyer lemon and poppy seed ring shaped pound cake with a piece cut out.

Meyer Lemon and Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Teri & Jenny
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Cool/Set Time 1 hr
Servings 24
Calories 274 kcal


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup fresh Meyer Lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups superfine sugar
  • 3 eggs plus 2 yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

citrus-vanilla glaze

  • 1 tangerine, zested and juiced or ½ medium orange
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cup sifted powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Place all dry ingredients, except poppy seeds, into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or an electric hand mixer cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and yolk, one at a time, scraping down bowl after each addition.
  • Stir in buttermilk, lemon juice and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pour Flour mixture into butter mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in poppy seeds.
  • Pour mixture into a prepared bundt pan and bake for 50 minute to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Run a knife along edge to loosen and invert onto plate or cake stand.
  • For glaze: Place sugar in a mixing bowl and add tangerine juice and milk. Stir together with a fork until complete combined. Stir in vanilla and zest. Add more sugar or tangerine juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to adjust consistency, if needed.(should be pourable)
  • Pour glaze over cake and allow glaze to set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Slice and serve.


  • *Makes 1 (10 inch) pound cake


Calories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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