Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake


Who does not want a Poppy Seeds? But for some readers, what Poppy Seeds really is? Poppy Seeds is an oilseed obtained from the opium poppy. The tiny color black kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested for thousands of years. It can be used whole or ground and used in many type of food.

Like cakes, cakes are best with Poppy Seeds, it adds taste in the cake that brings nutty flavor taste to the cake. In addition, it is not just used for pastries and/or cake; it is also used as a moisturizer. Poppy seeds are ground into fine paste with milk and applied on the skin.

Likewise, back to the cake, Lemon & Poppy Seed are perfect combination. Nutty, sweet and sour flavor complements well and also the nutrition that Poppy seed give every time we eat this.

I know you do want to get a copy of recipe of Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake. Here are the ingredients.


30g poppy seeds
185ml warm milk
220g caster sugar
3 eggs
300g self-rising flour
200g unsalted butter, softened
1 lemon, rind grated, juiced
300g icing sugar
20 x 10cm (base measurement) loaf pan


Preheat oven to 160°C.
Lightly grease the loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine Poppy Seeds and milk and set aside.
Let is Poppy Seed soaked for about 15 minutes.
Combine the caster sugar and 185g butter until light and fluffy.
Add the egg in the mixture.
Fold in the flour gradually and alternate with the milk and Poppy Seeds mixture.
To an electric mixer, alternatively add in the ingredients and beat for about 5 minutes.
Let it become pale and thick.
Pour into the pan and bake in the oven for about 55 minutes.
Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter and place in a bowl with the icing sugar and lemon juice.
Beat using electric beater until smooth and drizzle over the cake.

You can grate some cheese on top of the cake and place in oven in very low heat just to melt the cheese. But as classic as it is, it is just perfect to eat with some hot coffee on the side. It is best during rainy season and of course during breakfast.

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