DIY Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lindsay GrimesDIY, Food

My friend, Anne, gave me this simple but tasty Lemon Poppy Seed recipe. The original source of this recipe comes from Catherine Stein. I made it for my most recent essential oils 101 class and it was a success.

I am sure there are bakers out there that will cringe at the fact that I am using a box of yellow cake. Honestly, if I knew how to make that, I would. But I don’t. So if you do know how, please email me and tell me! I’m always open to suggestions and improvements!

*You can make this recipe gluten free, by buying a box of gluten free yellow cake.
– (1) Yellow cake mix
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3/4 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
– 4 eggs
– 1 cup sour cream
– 1/4 cup poppy seed
– The original recipe called for Lemon jest and fresh Lemon juice. I replaced both with 5 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil (I really like the Lemon taste).

– 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
– 1 tsp almond extract
– 1-2 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil
– Milk to your desired thickness

– Mix all ingredients for the cake together on low speed for about two minutes
– Mix in the poppy seeds
– Pour into 2 prepared loaf pans
– Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
– While bread cools mix together icing ingredients

Enjoy! It was a huge hit at my class and with my family!

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