Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

(12 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/3 cup cake flour
  • 1 and 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or paper lining.

In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour with the baking soda.

In a separate medium bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and poppy seeds and beat well. Add this mixture to the flour mixture, along with the sour cream, and beat until well mixed (do not over mix).

Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin filling each cup slightly over the half-way point.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out free of batter.

Dust with confectioners' sugar while muffins are still warm.

Best when served warm, these muffins have a wonderful texture and they taste like something from a quality coffeehouse.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank muffin for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 5 votes.

From Eridqua
Rating (out of 5):  

These muffins are WAY too sweet. They were so sweet that I had to throw away the whole batch. If you look at the recipe there is just as much sugar as flour in this recipe, plus you are told to dust them with powdered sugar before serving. It's just too much. Also, these don't really rise. They turn out more like cupcakes.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2010 (#9640)

From suzy c
Rating (out of 5):  

This was delicious! I had no fresh lemon, so used bottled lemon juice and (bottled) lime juice (2+ tablespoons of the lime juice to substitute for the lemon peel). It turned out impressively well (although, I'm sure fresh lemon and peel would have been even better.) Moist and flavorful!

Comment submitted: 6/8/2008 (#5478)

From cakebakersue
Rating (out of 5):  

I loved this recipe, we made it with plain yogurt like previous post suggested. It was fabulous!

Comment submitted: 1/4/2008 (#4314)

From H.S.
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe is delicious. I made it for my class when I was in high school and they loved it :) Great recipe..

Comment submitted: 11/6/2007 (#3939)

From Vivi F.
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this recipe and it was totaly a hit at home. I didn't have sour cream so I used cream insted. Next time I tried it with plain yogurt and it was even better. I tried half recipe too and it was great too. Congratulations on your webpage!!!!

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#153)

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