Lemon Poppy Seed Sheet Cake

We are celebrating my husband’s birthday today, so what better way to kick off the celebration on this blog than to share a cake- And one fabulous cake at that!

Sheet Cakes happen to be one of my favorite desserts! I love how moist and delicious they are. With it being Spring now, I figure its high time we get a spring version to add to the collection.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sheet Cake... This cake is so moist and delicious! The texture and flavor are incredible and this recipe will quickly become a new favorite!

I LOVE Lemon Poppy Seed. Whether in muffins or in cake, it has an incredible flavor.

Lemon and Poppy Seeds just kind of go together. The two compliment one another perfectly.

The glaze on top though, is what helps to make this cake such a success! It is infused into the cake and helps to give it the texture that it has.

Lemon Poppy Seed Sheet Cake... This cake is so moist and delicious! The texture and flavor are incredible and this recipe will quickly become a new favorite!

This cake is so moist and delicious! The texture and flavor are incredible and this recipe will quickly become a new favorite!

Everyone who tried this cake raved about how amazing it was.

This sheet cake is one of my new favorites. It literally melts in your mouth and is so fantastic! You definitely have to give this recipe a try! You won’t regret it!

Lemon Poppy Seed Sheet Cake... This cake is so moist and delicious! The texture and flavor are incredible and this recipe will quickly become a new favorite!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Sheet Cake
 
This cake is so moist and delicious! The texture and flavor are incredible and this recipe will quickly become a new favorite!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour plus 2 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Poppyseed
FROSTING
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, measure flour and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, water, and shortening. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil, add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Add buttermilk, then baking soda, then eggs, then vanilla, and finally the lemon extract and Poppyseed in that order, mixing in-between each addition.
  4. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Frosting
  1. Bring combine butter and milk bring to a boil, stir in powdered sugar and lemon extract until smooth.
  2. After cake has cooked, remove from oven and poke holes in hot cake with a fork. Pour frosting evenly over the top.

Enjoy!

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  1. Maureen

    5

    I love lemon poppyseed anything, but especially cake! This is so lovely!

  2. Lori

    Lemon extract??? This is a must make with fresh lemons and some lemon rind!! As soon as I get some classwork done, I just may use this as my reward!

  3. Kiki

    Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it! Are you using a 1/2 sheet jelly roll pan or a full sheet jelly roll pan?

  4. Jill

    Has anyone tried lemon zest or juice, I'm not a fan of extracts if you can get the flavor from a fresher source.
    Any ideas?

  5. Mary @chattavore

    I bought a USA Pans sheet pan a few months ago and promptly decided after using it once that layer cakes are way too much work for me. I've turned every cake I make into either a sheet or a bundt. It's just better that way. I ADORE lemon poppy seed. This is beautiful and I can practically taste it through the screen! I will be making this for sure.

  6. Julie

    Could this cake be used as a jelly roll, do you think? It's already cooked like one...can you imagine it rolled up with a lemony cream filling? Yum!

  7. Michelle

    This recipe looks delicious and can't wait to try it! What size jelly roll pan?

  8. Kristen

    Going to the store to get ingredients to make this now! :) Question, what size jelly roll pan do you use?

  9. Summer

    Do you use salted butter or unsalted butter? The cake looks delicious. I am writing the ingredients down on my grocery list so I can make it this week. :)

  10. Kassiah

    This recipe makes me ALL KINDS OF HAPPY! I can't wait to try it out :)

  11. amber

    Size of jelly pan?

  12. Heidi

    I'd love to use fresh lemon juice and zest in this. Any idea how much to use instead of the extract?