Cream cheese lovers are sure to love this fun twist on the classic lemon-poppy seed loaf. This moist quick bread gets a double dose of silky cream cheese from a layer inside and a delicate cream cheese frosting on top. The best part? This simple loaf is easy enough for even beginner bakers!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 Tbsp. zest and 1 tsp. juice from 1 large lemon, divided
1-2/3 cups flour, divided
3 Tbsp. poppy seed
1 tsp. Magic Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup sour cream
1 tub (280 g) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Whipped Frosting, divided
1 egg yolk
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in half of the lemon zest.
Combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour with the poppy seed, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring well after each addition.
Reserve 1/3 cup of the frosting; refrigerate for later use. Spoon remaining frosting into medium bowl. Add egg yolk, lemon juice, remaining lemon zest and remaining flour; mix well.
Pour half of the poppy seed batter into greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pan; spread to evenly cover bottom of pan with batter. Drop spoonfuls of frosting mixture over batter in pan; spread to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with remaining batter, being careful to completely cover frosting mixture with poppy seed batter.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 min. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
Spread remaining frosting over bread.
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How to Store
Wrap the unfrosted cooled bread loaf in foil or plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 1 day before frosting and serving. Refrigerate any leftover frosted bread in airtight container.
Substitute plain Greek-style yogurt for the sour cream.
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portion size.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 14 g
Saturated fat 8 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 180 mg
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 5 g
12 servings, 1 slice (88 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.