Thursday, 17 June 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake


Recipe - makes 2 8" tin

175g butter, 195g sugar
4 eggs, zest of 2 lemons, juice of 1 lemon
100g ground almond, 125g flour, 30g poppy seed

3 oz soften butter, 6 oz cream cheese ( at room temperature ), 2.5 cup of icing sugar.
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Fully line your 8" tin with parchment paper, this will stick!

To make the cake,
Beat butter and sugar until soft and fluffy, add eggs one at a time.
Mixture will curdle but it is okay.
Add flour, poppy seed and ground almond in 2s. Add lemon juice.
Mix well.

Bake cake at 170c for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

To make the icing,
beat butter until soft and fluffy.
Add cream cheese, and beat until smooth.
Add icing sugar and lemon juice and beat well.

I store my cream cheese icing in the fridge as i like it slightly firm when i do the icing.



C said...

Yum, it seems like the only time I ever come across poppy seeds are in Pret-a manger's version of this cake. Homemade looks so good!

marie said...

this looks very good:)

tytty said...

love the swirl on top

vonn said...

i'm so excited to try this after using your vanilla cookies recipe. they turned out so yummy :D thank you!

Alison said...

C : I seem to see alot of lemon poppy seed cakes around but I do go to alot of cakes shops!

Marie, tytty : Many thanks.

Vonn : Hope this works as well as the last one.

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

Why didn't I get to eat this?!

Alison said...

I asked you i think!

ajcabuang04 said...

These looks delicious!! I actually have never worked with poppy seeds before. I've only ate poppy seed muffins. Great pictures too!!

Would you mind checking out my blog? :D

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steph said...

Beautiful cake! I bet it tastes amazing.

Nessie said...

Gorgeous cake! I can never get my icing to swirl prettily like yours...mine always looks like I dropped it! :)

Anonymous said...

Are u gonna make these when u come home? Make it make it make it!!!

Jacob said...

Going to make this cake today but wasn't sure on the quantity for two and half cup's of icing sugar. What would this be in gram's?