Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Sour Cream Mini Bundts~

La Recette~

Courtesy of Canadian Living Magazine~


1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
2 tbsp (25 mL) finely grates lemon rind
1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, softened
4 eggs
1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (25 mL) poppy seeds
3/4 tsp (4 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
5 tsp (24 mL) lemon juice, (approx)
2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice

In large bowl and using fingers, rub sugar with lemon rind until fragrant. Beat in butter until light. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in lemon juice.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir into butter mixture alternately with sour cream, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of sour cream. Scrape into 8 greased and floured 1-cup (250 mL) mini Bundt pans or 5- x 3-inch (625 mL) mini loaf pans, or one 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes for Bundt pans, 1 hour for large loaf. Transfer pans to rack.

Icing: In small bowl, stir icing sugar with lemon juice until smooth. Divide in half.

Glaze: Stir lemon juice into one half of icing; brush over hot cakes. Remove from pans; let cool on rack. Drizzle with remaining icing, adding a little more lemon juice to loosen if necessary.

My Notes..I halved the recipe and made 4 mini bundts~ I like the crunch of the poppy seeds~I added a bit more than 1 tbsp for the half recipe~
I served it with a dollop of lemon curd in the center on a squiggle of Strawberry coulis and a fresh fanned berry.M and N were here for dinner no time for serving photos:)..PS I have been forgetting to add the photo of the tool I used in one of my last lemon posts..

To make the spiral on the lemon.. see the little half moon(triangle) hook to the right of the peeler? That's it..


  1. Now this is something I have to make. I love anything with lemon. What a great recipe to put me in the mood for Spring. Great photo too. Have a great Wednesday!

  2. I saw these on the cover of Canadian Living magazine. They remind me of fresh Spring taste and are one of my favourites.

  3. My daughter peered over my shoulder and said, "Oooh, so cute!!" She would love these. And so would I. Mini bundts are always adorable. I am just wondering what I could use instead of poppy seeds? I'd love to try the lemon cake recipe. I am always game for lemon! :)

  4. These look delicious and so lovely!

  5. Yes they are 'oh so cute' indeed! the little flower/crown is so cute too. ive never tried baking with poppy seeds. ur tempting me.

  6. I want mini-bundt pans. Then they can sit on my shelf next to my mini tart pans that I also never use.

  7. These have all of my favorite flavors right down to the poppy seeds. If it can't be chocolate then it must be lemon ;)

    Adorable little pick!

  8. One of my favorite combinations, Monique. And the lighting in your photos never ceases to entrance me
    xoxo Pattie

  9. I bought lots of poppy seed just to make a poppy seed something and this is it!!! Like the 4 mini bundts. SO much better than so much cake! I'm having guests for a St. Pat's luncheon and I'm thinking perhaps a bit of green food coloring . . .

  10. These are adorable! Whenever I see mini bundts I long for some mini pans of my my own, but I worry they wouldn't be used enough. However, with these cakes looking so delicious - I'm sure I would be tempted much more often! I love the flavours - lemon, poppyseed - gorgeous.

  11. Lemon poppy seed such a classic combination and so perfect for enticing spring to arrive. Gorgeous photo.

  12. Oh they are just lovely! Looks like Spring, light and creamy..
    Come see what I bought myself for my birthday..

  13. These are cute M....and lemon always a favorite.

    I just bought a new muffin pan, Large Muffins...wonder if that would work for these cuties.
    Bundts without the hole in the middle....of course their not bundts then are they...
    Hasn't the weather been wonderful!

    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  14. I have to get some mini bundt tins. They look lovely. Lemon poppy seed..... I like!

  15. Love the idea of a mini bundt pan and the idea of lemon curd and strawberry coulis sounds fantastic!

  16. Kathy.. That big muffin pan is fun..I am ashamed to say I have one..You won't find designer shoes in my closet or new REAL jewelry..:) But w/ time..I have accumulated a few pans..and I have an Amazon wish list for a next trip to the states.
    :) With your will like it..I don't think I would go for the Giant Cupcake only pan regret:)Maybe when I find the perfect way to make it look great:) you not like Poppy seeds? I wonder what you could put in their place..If it's because they are not available to you..fear not! I'll send you some:)

    This particular tin was a Xmas gift from Kim..Lilybeetle..:) Another dear person I met through the net and in person..more than once..:)

    Green is a good idea.I never think to color my batters..I should and will.
    Lucy I have a knowing..that when you are my will have more pans than me:)
    I find it so exciting that you have this passion and are so good at it already.
    Have a great day.

  17. Like you, I too like the crunch of poppy seeds. And lemon with poppy seeds is such a classic combination that will never go wrong. Served with tart lemon curd, how can anyone resist?

  18. How adorable are those??! As cute as can be.

    Me too! I love the little crunch that poppy seeds provide. Thank you for the inspiration that you always provide Mme. M!


    PS... Just look at that glorious sunshine ~ and you've captured it so beautifully in your photo. A#1!!

  19. Food always looks irresistible in miniature!

    Your little Spiderman is pretty sweet too.

  20. I love miniature makes it all the more appealing. You know, just a little bite! That way you can say you ate a whole cake and smile. These look so sunny and bright, I'd have one and plan my date with the next one.

    Thanks again for sharing your light.


  21. These look so delicious, and almost any baked good with lemon means it's tea time!

  22. pour moi qui est une fan de gâteaux au citron je vais l'essayer celle la
    bises et bonne semaine

  23. these are so cute! i just have a thing for lemons...