Lemon Pound Cake Muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Poundcake Muffins - GloriousTreats.com

Delightfully cute, sweet and flavorful… these Mini Lemon Pound Cake Muffins are a perfect treat with tea, or as a snack anytime!

So… it’s entirely possibly I’m an old lady. Let’s examine the evidence… I like to craft, I recently drove 10 hours to go to a quilt show, and I love tea parties!

Then of course there’s my love for baking… but I don’t think that’s news to you!

To be fair, I have mentioned my love for tea parties before.

There is just something so special about planning a luxurious amount of time to sit and enjoy tea and beautiful food

I’m always looking for recipes that would be nice with a tea party menu and these Lemon Pound Cake Muffins are just perfect!   Of course, these cute little muffins would be great for a (wedding or baby) shower menu, a nice brunch, or a little treat anytime!

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I was inspired to create a recipe perfect for a tea party when I was recently was introduced to Tate+Lyle® Fair Trade Certified Sugars.

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Let’s bake!

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Lemon Pound Cake Muffins

Yield: 24 mini muffins, or 12 standard sized muffins

These sweet little lemon muffins are moist and flavorful. Delicious with or without poppy seeds.


1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Tate+Lyle® Organic Pure Cane Sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream (any fat content)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
zest of 1 lemon (about 1 teaspoon)

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375*F.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or spray lightly with cooking spray. I used a silicone mini muffin pan and did not need to use cooking spray or liners.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar, then continue to beat until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes).

Add eggs (one at a time), then sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon zest. Blend until well combined.

Slowly pour in the bowl of flour and blend just until fully incorporated.

Scoop batter (using a cookie scoop if available) into prepared pan.

Bake mini muffins 12-14 minutes. Bake full sized muffins 18-20 minutes.

Remove muffins from pan (after a few minutes) and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice to create a glaze, then dip the tops of the muffins in the glaze. Allow glaze to set (10 minutes or so).

I used Tate+Lyle® sugar as listed, but feel free to use your choice of granulated sugar.

Adjusted slightly from Taste of Home.

Lemon Poppyseed Mini Poundcake Muffins - GloriousTreats.com

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  1. These look so delicious, such a simple and delicious treat!


  2. Twinings Irish Breakfast is my favorite. These are so pretty!


  3. Oh my gosh. Pound cake muffins. I knew I loved you!

  4. My favorite tea in Earl Grey! Love it with cookies or scones – so yummy!! Can’t wait to make these muffins!!

  5. Peppermint tea is my favorite so far, but I’m always excited to try new flavors of tea.

  6. I love Earl Grey!

  7. I have to say your beautiful cups are holding lovely lemon muffins! I like that you added sour cream to the batter, which makes a very moist muffin that holds its flavor and moisture too.

    I love plain black tea earl grey with a twist, I like it ice cold! With ?…..classic Madelaines! A perfect combination for a stressed day needing a blissful break!

    Glad I found you, good luck with your book and continued success!

  8. Sorry, some Oops! above.
    Plain Black tea, iced OR Earl Grey, iced, I will ask you to ignore the punctuation mistakes, etc.
    I did want to mention…. I love Lyle & Tate! Their Golden Syrup is
    priceless! Their sugars too. Cannot wait for the flavored syrups. I have been using them for years, and have many wonderful recipes using their products. Worth the trouble to order things if you cannot find them in your local store.

  9. I love orange spice black tea and I love a warm blueberry muffin with it.

  10. I love to have blueberry muffins with my tea.

  11. I like Earl Grey tea the best.

  12. I love sugar cookies with my vanilla tea.

  13. I like a good shortbread cookie or two with my tea.

  14. I like spearmint tea.

  15. I love to enjoy it with scones!

  16. I love tea with scones

  17. I’m from the south so I just like sweet tea :).

  18. I love Earl Gray or berry flavored teas the best.

  19. My favorite kind of tea is Earl Grey. I love to have a cup of hot tea just about every day.

  20. I love to have a cup of raspberry tea with a scone!

  21. i like peppermint tea 🙂 it really gives me a lot of energy and i love the taste!!!!

    thank you!!

  22. I love Darjeeling tea and chai – chai is so wonderful in the winter.

  23. I love green tea!

  24. I love chai tea!

  25. I really enjoy having Wildberry Zinger tea in the winter.

  26. I love raspberry tea and chocolate cookies!

  27. I love to enjoy chocolate chip scones with my tea.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  29. I like Early Gray tea with Russian Tea cookies
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  30. I like enjoying biscotti with my tea.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!


  31. I love black tea best of all. These desserts look amazing!

  32. I like green tea.

  33. I love raspberry tea!

  34. My favorite, lemon meringue pie.

  35. I like ginger peach tea.

  36. I like Ceylon tea and enjoy a lightly sweet cookie with the tea

  37. my favorite tea is Twinnings English Breakfast tea

  38. My favorite tea in the world is chai. I like it really spicy and sweet. Masala chai is the best.

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