Saturday, August 10, 2019


Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream ~ snack time simply got a lot additional exciting with this distinctive mixture of bananas, poppy seeds, and lemon ~ you possibly can whip up this simple one bowl cake in no time.


Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream, sliced on parchment paper

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Bake up this banana poppy seed cake whilst a nice friend’s coming over for coffee, or there’s a final minute potluck on the office, or possibly you’ve been so nice about consuming tremendous wholesome for a number of weeks now which you simply may use a treat.  Whatever the excuse, I assume you’ll be totally happy you gave it a shot.  If you’re going to share it, be certain to have copies of the recipe competent to go, you’re gonna get asked.

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A piece of Banana Poppy Seed Cake with fork on a wood table
This is a vintage dense and moist banana cake with the footprint of a blondie ~ kicked up a notch or NULL with plenty of crunchy poppy seeds and a tangy lemon frosting.  Why ought to lemon and almond get all of the thrill whilst it involves poppy seeds?

I don’t recognize why I haven’t concept to mix all those components collectively before, they make for a cake that’s strange but accepted on the comparable time.

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with lemon buttercream frosting
I’m beneficiant with this certain frosting, which has a comparable tangy excellent to a cream cheese frosting, but it’s even simpler to whip up.  You would possibly recognize it from my Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream.  It’s butter-heavy, and on account of that I assume it tastes greatest chilled, so I hold my cake within the refrigerator till I’m competent to eat.

Banana Poppy Seed Cake batter
No want to haul out the heavy tools for this banana snack cake ~ only a whisk and a bowl will do fine.

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with poppy seeds
It’s no mystery that I love poppy seeds ~ I use all of them of the time, in everything from Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes to Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Mayonnaise.  They simply upload that certain contact to so many foods.  I purchase them in bulk, which capacity I all of the time have a few accessible so as to feature to my recipes.

Ingredient spotlight: BULK POPPY SEEDS

If your native shop doesn’t hold them, you possibly can discover poppy seeds in bulk, online, HERE. To shop additional poppy seeds, positioned them in an hermetic container within the refrigerator (6 mos) or freeze them, (1 year).

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream on a wood table
Reader Rave ~

“Absolutely amazing. I now ought to reward the relaxation of it so I won’t consume anymore. I did use zest within the frosting. It was perfect.”  ~ Leia

Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream
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Yield: serves 9-12


2 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 big egg, room temperature
2-3 ripe bananas, mashed (to make about 3/4 cup mashed)
1/3 cup poppy seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
lemon buttercream
8 Tbsp (1 stick, 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups confectioner's sugar
juice of one lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
the tiniest drop of yellow meals coloring (optional)


Set oven to 350F Lightly spray a 9x9 sq. baking pan. I desire to line it with parchment paper so I can lift the cake out after baking for simple frosting and cutting.

Cream the butter, sugar, and sour cream collectively till pale and fluffy. Beat within the egg, mashed banana, poppy seeds, and vanilla.

Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda collectively and upload to the rainy ingredients. Mix till simply blended.

Turn the batter out into the pan and gentle out evenly. Bake for about 35 minutes, or till the higher is simply turning golden and the core is set. A toothpick inserted within the core ought to be loose of rainy batter.

Let cool on a rack totally earlier than frosting.

Make the frosting through way of beating the butter and sugar collectively with the lemon juice and meals coloring, if using. Add a contact additional juice if the frosting is simply too thick, or slightly additional sugar if too thin.

I desire to shop the cake within the refrigerator, and it's going to hold for as much as a week.