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Best Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Healthy lemon poppy seed cake recipe is a classic favorite. The taste of lemon generally pleases everyone…

If you’re a fan of lemon and poppy seed cake, you’ll adore the healthy, naturally sweetened version.

Key Ingredients for healthy lemon poppy seed cake:

Greek Yogurt

Greek Yoghurt provides a protein boost. You can choose a plant-based yogurt if you prefer a lactose-free recipe.


I prefer them organic.

Date Sugar OR Coconut Sugar

No healthy cake is complete without a natural sweetener. Date sugar offers a good level of sweetness and is rich in fiber! You can replace it with coconut sugar or honey.


When using lemon zest, it’s best to choose organic lemons to avoid pesticides. Lemon is the heart of the recipe, providing a tangy touch.

Oat flour

There are two types of gluten, and oat gluten is different from wheat gluten, making it better tolerated. If you don’t have oat flour, you can simply grind oats into flour… easy. Oat flour is also available in a gluten-free version if you’re intolerant.

Almond flour

Ideally, it’s best to use almond flour, which is finer than almond powder. However, the recipe can also be made with almond powder, which is more readily available in supermarkets. The cake might just turn out a bit denser.

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Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are essential for a lemon poppy seed cake, adding crunch and style to your recipe. If you can’t find them, you can replace them with chia seeds, which are more commonly available nowadays.

Baking soda & salt:

Essential elements for ensuring the cake rises properly. Remember, salt is crucial in helping the baking soda do its job.

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When to enjoy the lemon poppy seed cake?

Personally, I have a soft spot for cake during afternoon tea… perhaps it’s linked to childhood memories. But you can enjoy it in the morning or at 10 a.m. with your coffee. It’s also a great option for a snack in the forest or at the beach.

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The baking time depends on the shape of your mold. To make this lemon poppy seed cake, I used the Recipe for lemon poppy seed cake

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🍋🍰 Delightful and Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe for a Zesty Treat! 🌿🌼
Indulge in the goodness of a classic favorite with a twist! Our delightful Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a wholesome choice for your well-being. Bursting with the tangy flavor of lemons and the delightful crunch of poppy seeds, this recipe is a must-try for all food enthusiasts!


  • 160g of Greek yogurt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60g of date sugar
  • 1 1/2 lemons (lemon juice)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 90g of oat flour
  • 90g of almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Start by mixing the liquid ingredients in the following order:
    Greek yogurt
    Date sugar
    Lemon zest & juice. It's preferable to use organic lemons if you're going to use the lemon zest.
    Then add the dry ingredients:
    Almond & oat flour
    Baking soda
    Poppy seeds
    Mix everything together with a wooden spatula to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
    Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

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