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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze

This Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze is perfectly moist, sweet and flavorful. It is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, glaze, lemon, loaf, poppy seed
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 313kcal



  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 medium lemons zested and juiced
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  • cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 medium lemons juiced



  • Preheat the oven to 350°, grease a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
  • Beat together the melted butter and granulated sugar until well combined. Add in the lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream and milk. Beat until well combined. Add in the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix just until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.


  • While the bread is in the oven, prepare the glaze. Whisk together the confectioners sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  • As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, pour the glaze on top. Don't worry! There is not too much glaze. Allow the loaf to sit for approximately 20 minutes to cool and absorb the glaze before slicing and serving.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg