Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

This lemon poppy seed loaf cake offers a delightful balance of tartness and sweetness. The Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil adds moisture and a light texture to the cake. The glaze adds a tangy touch that complements the lemon and poppy seed flavors perfectly. This cake is perfect for any occasion and will surely be enjoyed by all.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ½ cup Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add the Greek yogurt and lemon juice to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice until smooth.
  • Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer the cake to a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake, allowing it to soak in. Let the cake cool completely before slicing.
  • Optionally, garnish with additional lemon zest for extra flavor and presentation.
  • Slice and serve the lemon poppy seed loaf cake, and enjoy!