Over the years, I’ve rarely incorporated poppy seeds into my baking. However, having a Polish husband, poppy seed cake is a pretty popular cake during certain times of the year, mainly Christmas and Easter. Seems like the Polish people are actually onto something, because poppy seeds actually have many health benefits!
- Poppy seeds contain many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
- They help lower LDL, “bad cholesterol” and help raise HDL, “good cholesterol.”
- Poppy seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber.
I’ve heard of lemon loaf with poppy seeds, but I was in the mood for cake. And since I’ve shared a Lemonade Cake here before, I figured I would put the lemon flavor in the glaze instead of the cake.
This cake is delicious, light, and low-cal!
I decided to bake mine in a tube pan, but you could bake it in a Bundt pan or a 9 x 13-inch pan.
It took a lot of willpower not to lick that extra glaze off the plate!
The next time you are looking for a light, fluffy, and delicious cake, go ahead and make this Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze.