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Tucson Lemon Cake Recipe

Tucson Lemon Cake

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"This poppy seed-flecked bundt cake is crowned with the sweet touch of a lemon glaze."

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Original recipe makes 1 -10 inch Bundt pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Heat oven to 325 . Grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan or tube pan, 10x4 inches.
  2. Beat sugar and margarine in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda and salt; beat into sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk until well blended. Stir in poppy seed, lemon peel and lemon juice. Spread in pan.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately poke several holes in top of cake with long-tined fork; pour about 2/3 of the Lemon Glaze over top. Cool 20 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto heatproof serving plate; remove pan. Spread with remaining glaze.
  5. For the Lemon Glaze: Mix all ingredients.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Great lemon flavor paired with a delightful glaze. I made this cake for a meeting I had at work and everyone loved it! It put everyone in a great mood.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2002

I hate to be the only low rating here, but this was just not what I expected. It wasn't light, there was too much of a flour taste, and when I tried to get it out of my generously greased pan it stuck like no other. I'm still trying to get it out of the pan two days later! The only part that was really good was the lemon glaze, and it was the only part of this recipe I will make again.


16 Ratings

Nov 24, 2002

Excellent! Served this at a recent family gathering and it was a hit. I served it with fresh berries on the side for some added color and contrast.

Aug 29, 2002

i made these as 12 small individual bundt cakes and they were great!

May 08, 2003

This is the first time I have baked a poppy seeded cake. I made two and they went like hot cakes! Excellent recipe! Since writing the above, I have made the cake without the poppy seeds. This is an excellent lemon cake recipe.

Aug 29, 2002

Moist and delicious lemon cake! The icing is yummy as well. Next time I think I will cut down on the amount of confectioner's sugar in the icing though. I thought it to be a little too sweet.

Sep 26, 2003

Mmmmm. Lemony. It was moist, not too sweet, and just dense enough for a bundt cake. The best part, though, was the super-lemony glaze.

Aug 29, 2002

This is a moist, delicious, lemony cake. The flavor improves if it sits on the counter top for a couple of days. I made this when I had company, and one of my friends asked me to make it for her for her birthday cake! It was a big hit!


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  • Calories
  • 625 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 102.8 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 560 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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