German Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a very light moist loaf or bundt cake. This recipe uses very little flour. Very easy to make. Goes great with coffee or tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Blend in each egg separately.
  3. Mix at least 2 minutes.
  4. Add Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Sour Cream and Poppy Seeds.
  5. Mix another 2 minutes.
  6. Into a separate bowl sift (very important) flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Gently blend flour mixture a little at a time into the batter mixture.
  8. Blend well.
  9. Pour into a greased loaf pan or bundt cake pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees Celsius.
  11. Takes 60 minutes in loaf pan.
  12. If using bundt cake pan check for doneness at 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

1 5

Did not work for me. Didn't rise much at all.

5 5

Great tasting, loved it! Very dense, which I also like. My cake did not rise much at all, but still very good. I used nonfat greek yogurt instead of sour cream and also reduced the sugar a little.

I put a glaze on top (mix powder sugar and lemon juice) and that made it extra lemon delicious!!!

5 5

I made these into muffins and were fantastic! The sour cream adds a nice tang to it, and they're very moist. I added a little more lemon juice because DH and I like a more lemony flavour. Thank you for sharing your recipe!