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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 1 Loaf

Perfectly moist and packed with an elegant lemony flavor, this beautifully glazed poppy seed-speckled delight is not only delicious but super easy to make. 


1½ cup all-purpose flour 
2 tbsp poppy seeds 
1 tsp baking powder 
½ tsp baking soda 
¼ tsp salt 
1 cup sugar 
½ cup butter, room temperature 
2 eggs 
2 lemons, zest and juice 
¼ cup milk 
1 tbsp oil 

1 cup icing sugar 
2 tbsp lemon juice 
Optional garnish: lemon zest 


  • Select the Steam Conv. mode and set the temperature to 375°F. Press Start to preheat the oven. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter together with a wooden spoon. Add eggs and stir until combined. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, and milk. Slowly pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined. 
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil and pour in batter. 
  • Place on the lower rack position of the oven. Set the timer for 45 minutes. 
  • Insert a toothpick to ensure that the loaf is fully cooked. Let rest in the pan for five minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. 
  • In the meantime, combine icing sugar and lemon juice to make the icing. 
  • Slowly pour the icing on top of the cooled cake, add lemon zest if required. Let sit for five minutes until the icing hardens. Serve and enjoy.