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Lemon Curd Poppy Seed Coffeecake Recipe

homemade lemon curd recipeThis delicious coffeecake often appears on our breakfast buffet.  By popular request, Pastry Chef Phyllis is sharing the recipe.  As a time saver,  she suggests using a high quality purchased lemon curd. But if you wish, she will gladly share her lemon curd recipe. Just send a request on FaceBook.  By the way…  the coffeecake  and streusel topping recipes are real keepers!  Using this as your basic cake, the flavor options are endless.

… special shout out to Jennifer B from NH who really enjoyed this cake during her visit.   😉

Rabbit Hill Inn Lemon Curd Poppy Seed Coffeecake Recipe    Yield one 9″ cake

Ingredients for cake batter:

1 cup butter                                         1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar                                        2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs                                                 1 ½ tsp baking powder
1-cup sour cream                                ¼ tsp baking soda
Poppy seeds
Jar of lemon curd (if you wish to make your own, feel free to ask for our recipe)

Ingredients for streusel topping:

1 cup flour      1 cup sugar    ½ cup melted butter

Blend these ingredients and set aside.


  • Grease & flour a 9” cake pan.   Pre-heat oven to 325ºF
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and sour cream to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda and continue to mix.
  • Spread half of the batter into the pan.
  • Apply a layer of lemon curd
  • Sprinkle a layer of poppy seeds
  • Spread the rest of the batter over the lemon curd
  • Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the top.
  • Bake at 325ºF until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
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