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Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake

The only way to make this tasty cake better is to pair it with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream or a warm cup of coffee. Strawberry Festival of Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 2% milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon zest. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in. springform pan; spread batter slightly up sides of pan, forming a well. Combine filling ingredients; spoon into the well. Bake until crust is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 246 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • chrissellscandles
    Apr 23, 2016

    I wish I would've read the reviews before making this. The outside was done, but the middle was raw slop. I cut off the edges and ate it with the strawberries I was able to salvage. Bummer!

  • carrie62
    Jun 28, 2013

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  • postmaster23
    May 4, 2012

    This was ok, not something I would make again. Didn't care for the strawberries after being baked.

  • CometCooker
    Apr 23, 2012

    It was very good and fairly easy to make but I made it twice and neither time could I get the center done. The second time I cooked it about 50 minutes at 375 degrees and the center was still a bit underdone. Wondered if anyone else had this problem. I thought the next time I would bake the batter about 20 minutes and then put the strawberry mix on and finish baking then.

  • Rainkiss202
    Jun 13, 2011

    I made the cake... the outside was more than done in the 35 minutes but the middle was totally raw... ick!

  • westieslave
    Jun 13, 2011

    This cake is delicious!!! I made it with a three berry mix as I didn't have strawberries on hand. I will have to try it with the strawberries as well. The cake itself it great alone. I will be making this again. Oh, I did serve it with frozen vanilla yougut, PERFECT!

  • jmeyers
    May 24, 2011

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  • derricm
    May 19, 2010

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