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Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

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 in. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon peel. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. 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 at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over cake. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 2752798 247407
Reviewed 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!"

postmaster23 User ID: 1130661 121815
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

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

CometCooker User ID: 6386694 111364
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2530613 191589
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1002302 108900
Reviewed 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!"

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