Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

with lemon curd filling

This is the perfect treat for spring! It’s the perfect mix of fresh lemon and yummy sweetness. Want to kick it up a notch? Make it with my Homemade Lemon Curd (recipe here) to really knock your socks off! and ps- this is still just as yummy if you leave the curd out completely!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread With Lemon Curd Filling

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Sweets & Treats


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 3 tsp lemon zest grated
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup lemon curd

Lemon Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with a nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Add in lemon juice and zest, flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and salt. Gently stir to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Pour half the batter into prepared loaf tin. Even out the top and drizzle in the lemon curd. Even the curd out with a spatula or back of a spoon. Top with remaining half of batter.
  • Place in preheated oven and cook for 50-60+ minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when the middle of the loaf is poked. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Make icing: whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  • After allowing loaf to cool, pour icing glaze over the top of the lemon loaf. Garnish with extra poppy seeds and lemon slices if desired.


Make my homemade lemon curd to make this even better! Get the recipe here.

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