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


  1. Select the Steam Conv. mode and set the temperature to 375°F. Press Start to preheat the oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil and pour in batter.
  5. Place on the lower rack position of the oven. Set the timer for 45 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. In the meantime, combine icing sugar and lemon juice to make the icing.
  8. 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.