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Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

This Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is the a stunning cake to bake when Meyer lemons are in season! This classic combination of lemon and poppy seeds is baked into a light and delicate bundt cake with a spiral design!

If you love Meyer lemons, be sure to check out my Meyer Lemon Muffins, Meyer Lemon Pancakes, or my Meyer Lemon French Toast.

meyer lemon poppy seed bundt cake

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake as it uses in season Meyer lemons along with poppy seeds for a beautiful spring cake! I made a vanilla poppy seed cake and used the Meyer lemons for the glaze, using the juice and zest to top this stunning bundt cake.

This recipe is so easy but the presentation really makes it seem so fancy, even though it's not! The best trick for a perfect bundt cake? Use a silicone bundt pan! Here's a link to the one I have here. It literally makes removing your cake so much easier. If you have a traditional bundt pan, make sure to grease it very very well for a clean removal, and read my article How to Remove Cakes Perfectly.

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Ingredients for Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Meyer Lemons

Simply Organic Poppy Seeds

meyer lemon poppy seed bundt cake

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

meyer lemon poppy seed bundt cake

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This simple bundt cake is seriously stunning, making for an amazing presentation with little effort! This Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake goes well with tea and Sunday brunch!


  • Batter
  • 1 cup (226 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 340 grams (1 1/2 cups) organic cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 4 organic large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 cup organic milk, room temperature

  • 340 grams (heaping 2 1/3 cups) organic cake flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 10 grams (1 tablespoon) organic poppy seeds

  • Glaze
  • 284 grams (2 cups) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 organic Meyer lemons


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter. Add the eggs and milk and mix on low until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, baking powder, sea salt, and poppy seeds and whisk together. Slowly add into the mixing bowl while mixing on low, and mix until combined into a smooth batter.
  • Grease bundt pan very well. Pour in batter and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar and juice from Meyer lemons. Whisk until combined into a smooth glaze. Pour over the top of the bundt cake.
  • Using the leftover Meyer lemons, zest lemon zest on top of the cake.
  • Store in a cake dome or in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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