Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

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Beverley Hanson Modified: March 21, 2022
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These lemon poppy seed muffins are easy to make. The distant lemony flavor is enhanced by the texture provided by the poppy seeds. This is a must-try!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Muffins:

  • 1lemon cake mix
  • 1instant lemon pudding mix,small
  • 4eggs
  • ½cupcanola oil
  • ¾cuplukewarm water
  • 1tsplemon extract
  • ¼cuppoppy seeds

For Glaze:

  • 2tbspbutter,softened
  • 2ozcream cheese
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • 1tspmilk
  • lemon zest,optional garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Scoop batter into muffin tin filled with muffin/cupcake liners.

  3. Scoop batter until ⅔ to ¾ full.

  4. Place in oven and bake for 16 to 22 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center to check if it is done.

  5. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until completely cool. Prepare glaze.


  1. In a small bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer or hand beater. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in lemon juice and lemon zest.

  2. Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of milk to get the desired consistency.

  3. Once the glaze is done and muffins are cool, dip the tops of the muffins into the glaze and turn over, back onto the cooling rack.


  • Calories: 132.64kcal
  • Fat: 8.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.36g
  • Fiber: 0.36g
  • Sugar: 5.12g
  • Protein: 1.63g
  • Cholesterol: 31.82mg
  • Sodium: 44.45mg
  • Calcium: 31.38mg
  • Potassium: 42.48mg
  • Iron: 0.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 28.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.56mg
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