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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

85g Unsalted Butter
246g Caster Sugar
1 1/2 Lemon Zest
16g Poppy seeds
164 Semi Skimmed Milk
235g Plain Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
3 Egg Whites

Lemon Syrup:
1 Lemon (Juice & Zest)
50g Caster Sugar

Lemon Icing:
245g Icing Sugar
1 1/2 Juice of a Lemon

Start by getting your ingredients out and preheating the oven to 170c .

Begin by  mixing the butter, sugar, poppy seeds, Lemon Zest together. It may look a little strange but thats ok.

Then add in the milk gradually.

In A separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Now fold this in the starting mixture until completely combined.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until the form stiff peaks. The fold into the mixture. Do be careful not to over mix. The put into your prepared cake tin.

The cake should go in for about 30 minutes, but it should spring back when pressed.
in the last 5 minutes of the cake baking start to make the syrup.
Mix together the lemon juice, zest and sugar.

When the cake is ready take it out the oven and and get out of cake tin and then pour over Lemon Syrup.

When the cake has cooled you can now make and pour over the Lemon Icing and sprinkle some poppy seeds for decoration.

Now you can sit down and enjoy your baking. Hope you enjoy. I'd love to see yours.


  1. mmm this looks delicious! the photography is great too :)

  2. Poppy seed muffins and cakes always look so beautiful and rustic. Must replicate this recipe one day!

  3. Yummy! This cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    Jasmine xx
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

  4. this cake looks so yummy! I might have to try it this weekend :D x
    Anita @ AllThingsAnita

    1. If you bake it is love to see how it turns out :)


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