Lemon & Poppyseed Cake Recipe

You will need:

  • 2 Lemons
  • 230g butter
  • 230g caster sugar
  • 230g self raising flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4tbsp milk
  • 25g poppy seeds
  • 3tbsp lemon juice
  • 225g icing sugar
  • Approx. 4tbsp lemon curd


For the cake:

Pre-heat the oven to 180°. Grease and line 2 round baking tins. In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and milk. In a separate bowl beat the eggs then add to the mixture. Grate the zest from one lemon and fold into the mixture. Split evenly into the baking tins and bake for Approx. 20 minutes (or until a cocktail stick can be pierced through the middle and come out clean.)

Leave on a cooling rack until FULLY cooled. Spread the lemon curd evenly on one sponge, stack the other sponge on top.


For the icing:

Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice. Spread Evenly over the top layer, grate some of your other lemon zest over the top along with some poppy seeds, decorate as you please 🙂




Fiona x

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