Sunday 12 April 2020

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Happy Sunday guys, another day, another week ended with us being in lockdown! How are you, how have you all been doing? This week, I've filled my week with loads of delicious citrus bursting lemons! 

Every other day, Leanora and I bake, granted the kitchen looks like a scene from Scarface with flour, all over the place. Baking I our special bonding time when we make something together and share the spoils afterwards not just between us but our family too on Zoom. 

Lemon Poppy Seed cake, is an absolute delight and I promise you, it takes no time at all to make super easy, super simple,  super tasty too. I am using this time whilst we are on lockdown to make things, that i never used to have the time for before and getting stuff done in and around the house. I am redesigning the garden, I've even made the decision done the reasearch on how to de-weed the garden, and seeding the garden to grow flowers and I am also toying with the idea about putting in a small green house to grow my own fruit and vegetables. My big challenge is, that i am super excited about is laying down fake/astro turf grass all on my own ,with the power of YouTube behind me I doubt I'll bodge it up, but this is me after all, so it will come out 50/50 Haha!

What better way to enjoy the fruits of ones labour is by baking this delicious Lemon poppy-seed Cake that I can sit back and relax and enjoy my hard work in and around the house. I go through a big citrus stage, you may remember a few years back i also went lemon crazy and made lemon curd, lemon pastries literally nonstop for weeks, this time, its  with this delightful cake, enjoyed with a cup of tea, or a refreshing elderflower cordial drink. 

This cake reminds me of brighter days, when we could venture out, have picnics in the park with friends and family or enjoy a slice of cake between friends whilst sitting outside a bustling cafĂ©, whilst that does not seem on the cards right now, does not mean i can not still enjoy the simple    pleasure of life, all from the comfort of my our own home. 

Light, fluffy and moist, that is what this cake is, topped with a delightful lemon icing to round it off, with a night from the poppy seeds. It's a classic this lemon and poppy-seed cake, it will never get old, I should know I've been eating it since a kid, now making my own I, am able to pass it on to my kid. 

Look, I am not going to keep going on about how great this cake is! Lets make it and let me show you how tasty this loaf cake is, it's simply to hard to resist and I can guarantee you that this will be on your table on a weekly basis

  • 300g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 120ml rapeseed/canola oil
  • 230ml almond milk
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • Zest of 3 lemons (~3 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 170g/3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line and grease a 9x5" loaf tin.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and poppy seeds and mix with a wooden spoon.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the oil, milk, lemon juice, lemon 

If you make this dish, let me know what you think in the comments or below or share your snap with me over on Instagram.



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