Becky's Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Mar 16, 2022

The Perfect Dessert for Every Occasion

Indulge in the rich flavors of Becky's Poppy Seed Cake, a mouthwatering dessert created with love by Emerald Green Lawn & Landscape in the Home and Garden category. This delectable homemade cake is a true treat for your taste buds, perfect for any special occasion or as a delightful everyday indulgence.

A Masterpiece of Flavors

Our Poppy Seed Cake is a delightfully moist and tender creation that combines the earthy richness of poppy seeds with the perfect balance of sweetness. With each bite, you'll experience a burst of delightful flavors that will transport you to a world of culinary bliss.

Key Features of Becky's Poppy Seed Cake Recipe:

  • Light, fluffy texture
  • Crunchy poppy seed topping
  • Deliciously moist crumb
  • Aromatic vanilla-infused layers
  • Subtle citrus undertones

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these detailed step-by-step instructions to create your own Becky's Poppy Seed Cake:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  6. Stir in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and lemon zest, ensuring even distribution throughout the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar or frost to your liking. Slice and serve.

The Perfect Accompaniments

Enhance the indulgence of Becky's Poppy Seed Cake by serving it with some delightful accompaniments. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries - strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Chopped nuts - almonds or pistachios

Share the Joy, Spread the Recipe

Now that you've discovered the secret to creating an unforgettable Poppy Seed Cake, why not share the joy with your friends and family? Spread the love by sending them the link to this page or printing out the recipe to create special moments together.

Experience Bliss with Becky's Poppy Seed Cake

At Emerald Green Lawn & Landscape, we take pride in bringing you not only exceptional landscaping services but also exquisite culinary creations like Becky's Poppy Seed Cake. We hope you enjoy every mouthful of this divine dessert and savor the moments it creates. For more amazing recipes and expert gardening advice, explore our website and immerse yourself in the world of home and garden perfection.

Irma Olsborne
This cake is a heavenly delight, bursting with flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Nov 11, 2023