Poppy seed and lemon cake


Poppy seed and lemon cake
This flavour combination is trending right now - and rightly so. Here, lemon partners poppy seeds in a moist loaf-style cake.
16,689 23.9/5 for 7 ratings
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: November 17th 2019

For 1 cake, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 cake 2 cakes 3 cakes

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
9 min.1 hour45 min.1 hour 54 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet and spread out 25 g poppy seeds on it.

Toast in the oven for just 5 minutes.

Leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #2
Put 180 g caster sugar and 180 g butter into a mixer bowl.

Start the mixer and beat until evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #3
Add 200 g egg, 200 g flour, 10 g baking powder, 5 g fine (or table) salt and the zest of 1 lemon.

Continue beating until evenly mixed.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #4
Finish by adding the cold toasted poppy seeds. Beat for 1 further minute to mix in thoroughly.

Stage 5 - 1 hour
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #5
Transfer the mixture into a non-stick or well-buttered (or both) tin or mould.

It is not essential, but I recommend putting the tin in the fridge for an hour or more to firm up the mixture; this helps it rise better as it cooks.

Stage 6 - 40 min.
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #6
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C) and bake the cake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 7
Poppy seed and lemon cake : Photo of step #7
Turn the cake out gently and leave to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Remarks

Do take care not to over-toast the poppy seeds. They are very small, so 5 minutes is plenty long enough.

For a more intense lemon flavour, add a little more lemon juice.

Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,236 Kcal or 13,548 Kj51 gr343 gr184 gr
162 %19 %32 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
348 Kcal or 1,457 Kj5 gr37 gr20 gr
17 %2 %3 %3 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,236 Kcal or 13,548 Kj51 gr343 gr184 gr
162 %19 %32 %28 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

Change currency:

Note : These prices are only approximate.

Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanou's chocolate cake, Green asparagus omelette, Jam doughnuts, Small ratatouille with , Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée), ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brownies, Gâteau Nantais, Kouign-amann, Almond mug cake for Mary, Vegetable clafoutis, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine gratin, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Cannelés, Linzer torte, Crispy prawn rolls, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Doughnuts, Toasted-flour biscuits, Oat shortbread biscuits, Jelly-style plum jam, Finger biscuits, ... All

Other recipes you may also like

Sausagemeat
Sausagemeat
Sausagemeat is a mixture of fatty pork (belly bacon here) with leaner meat, all minced and seasoned. In this version I have used veal as the additional meat.
11,9833.8/5 for 17 ratings 15 min.
Passion fruit jellies
Passion fruit jellies
Usually to make fruit jellies or (fruit "paste"), it's like jam but you need to cook fruit pulp and sugar much longer. Unfortunately, this long cooking is bad for both vitamins and flavour. In this recipe we use a special jam gelling agent, to reduce cooking time as much as possible .
88,6624/5 for 8 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
4 pears salad with vanilla
4 pears salad with vanilla
It's a very easy recipe, everything depends on the choice of differents kinds of pears all fully ripe, to give a delicious contrast in the mouth.
63,6874.2/5 for 20 ratings 37 min.
Chocolate mousse
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
96,9073.7/5 for 3 ratings 40 min.
Couscous
Couscous
In couscous, the meat and vegetable mixture is rather long to cook, but not difficult. And the couscous itself (a kind of coarse semolina) is simple and quick to prepare.
89,3324.3/5 for 4 ratings 2 hours 36 min.

News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2021-03-07)

I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.

Post your comment or question

I am not a leaving thing

Your 2 comments or questions on this recipe

Follow this recipe

If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your email with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page