lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper with serving spoon
lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper with serving spoon

I’ll take any reason to have cake for breakfast! This grain free lemon poppyseed yogurt cake is next level delicious.

This light and fluffy lemon breakfast cake is made with siggi’s yogurt and real, wholesome, simple ingredients- just like siggi’s. Plus, siggi’s is high in protein and lower in sugar, giving this cake a nice nutrition boost. I love this yogurt for a simple yogurt bowl, but I love baking with siggi’s even more! It gives things that extra protein boost, but also adds the best creamy texture to anything. The triple cream line is my absolute favorite- it’s soo creamy and every flavor is delicious.

lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper with serving spoon

I used the lemon triple cream for this yogurt cake. The cake is subtly sweet, and has the perfect texture. I enjoy this with a big extra dollop of siggi’s for that cool, creamy addition and extra protein in the morning. An extra drizzle of honey doesn’t hurt, either.

 The star ingredients of this cake are:

  • siggi’s lemon triple cream yogurt (you can sub other flavors or their plant-based blend)
  • Almond flour
  • Flax seed
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Grass fed butter
lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper with serving spoon and bowl of yogurt

It’s easy to throw together, and hard to stop eating. The perfect light lemon flavor for a special treat to start your day with. It’s grain free, gluten free, and sweetened with honey, and provides some good fiber from the almond flour and ground flax. I was so pleased with the way this breakfast cake turned out, and I think you’ll love it too.  

I definitely recommend serving it with that dollop of siggi’s- I love using the vanilla flavor on top of the lemon cake for the perfect flavor combo. Add a big cup of coffee and your morning is off on the right foot.

lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper with serving spoon
lemon poppyseed cake on parchment paper and two slices on plate and bowl of yogurt

This is a fun little spin on sweet breakfast, but you can of course make this for dessert! I’ve doubled the batch before and made a layer cake with vanilla frosting- SO good!

You guys are going to love this one! Enjoy! xx

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Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks, Dessert


Grain free lemon yogurt breakfast cake! Dense, moist, delicious lower sugar cake! 


  • 1 (4-oz) single serve container siggi’s lemon triple cream yogurt (can sub vanilla, honey, or plant-based yogurt here)

  • 1/3 cup honey, plus more for drizzling

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 tbsp grass fed butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled 

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • Zest of 2 lemons (don’t skip- adds lots of the flavor)

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed

  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8- or 9-inch cake dish (or line with parchment paper). 
  2. Whisk together yogurt, eggs, honey, butter, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest until well combined and smooth. Note- you won’t want to leave out the lemon zest, as it adds much of the lemon flavor to the cake.
  3. Stir in almond flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, and sea salt until well combined. The acidity of the lemon juice will cause the batter to fluff up quite a bit. Let it relax a little, then stir again one last time.
  4. Spread batter out evenly in cake dish with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean and the top is slightly browned. Allow to completely cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. While cake is still cooling, drizzle honey over the top of the cake and let set in.


You can sub in another flavor of siggi’s, like vanilla, though it may change the flavor very slightly. 

Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Oct 31, 2019

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Breakfast Cake

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  1. Kate says:

    Anything lemon poppyseed is my weakness so of course I made this within 5 min of this post going live. It does NOT disappoint! We didn’t have triple cream yogurt on hand, so I subbed for vanilla greek yogurt. So flavorful and moist and you don’t feel bad eating half the pan in a day!!

  2. Hannah says:

    Just made this for breakfast and it turned out great! The perfect amount of lemon without being overwhelming. This will definitely be a go to recipe for breakfast and brunch family gatherings!

  3. Christina says:

    So so good with an extra dollop of yogurt on top and some berries!

  4. Jamie says:

    I happen to have most of the ingredients and needed to use up some old lemons, so this was the perfect recipe to brighten my day. I also subtituted plain greek yogurt since I have a big tub to use. The texture is incredibly fluffy and moist. Unfortunately, I think I let my lemons sit a little past their prime, so I didn’t get as much of the lemony flavor, so I’ll be sure to use fresher lemons next time.

  5. Georgia says:

    Such a good and nostalgic recipe!!! I made them as muffins because I don’t have a good cake pan and they turned out perfectly. Obsessed and will def be making again!

  6. Heather says:

    Easy and tasty! I subbed chia seeds for poppy seeds and vanilla siggis triple cream for the lemon siggis triple cream since that’s what I had on hand, Still had a nice lemon flavor from the lemon juice and zest.

  7. dana says:

    i’ve made 3 of your recipes in the past week and they’ve all turned out amazing! i love eating this for breakfast, makes my mornings much easier!

  8. Lauren says:

    do you think this could be made into muffins!????

    • Mia Zarlengo says:

      Yes! Just keep an eye on bake time and test with a toothpick so they don’t over bake 🙂

  9. Tamara says:

    This recipe is amazing. We make this weekly in my household and never fails, it is delicious every single time. Light and fluffy!

  10. Carlie says:

    If you love lemon poppy seed and want your house to smell like a fresh lemon verbena candle is burning MAKE THESE. Truly the best on top of a yogurt bowl with a drizzle of honey and a cup of coffee!!

  11. Jenn says:

    Once again, cannot rave about this recipe enough! The texture was perfect. The lemon zest added the perfect flavor as well. I added some frozen blueberries to the recipe and it was really delicious as well! I literally crave this breakfast cake!

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