Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

PennyBy Penny  ,   ,

October 29, 2017

Ring the changes and swap lemon for orange in this recipe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yields: 8-10 slices


125g of butter

1tspn vanilla extract

220g of caster sugar

3 eggs

225g of plain flour

0.5 tspn baking powder

0.25 tspn bicarbonate of soda

½ cup of milk

1tblspn finely grated lemon rind.

0.25 cup Poppy Seeds

Juice of half a lemon


1Line a large loaf tin with baking paper

2Heat oven to 150 c.

3Place the softened butter a bowl and mix until it is pale and creamy.

4When the butter is pale and creamy, add the eggs and mix well

5Add the remaining ingredients and mix with an electric whisk until completely mixed

6Pour the mixture into the cake tin and place in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes

7Carefully remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes before putting on to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can add a cream cheese frosting when cooled


1 Review

Abigail Henry

October 29, 2017

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