Monday, 30 December 2013

lemon poppy seed pound cake

i love lemon and so does my family, its an ingredient i know will go down well with everyone.
 i decided to add poppy seeds to this pound cake to just to add some texture to the sponge

250g flour (2 and 1 / 4cups)
250g sugar (1 and 1/8 cups)
250g butter (2 sticks)
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
juice of 1 lemon
peel of 1 lemon
3 tbsp poppy seeds

preheat oven to 350f or 180c
in a bowl cream together the butter and sugar until thick and creamy, add the eggs on at a time incorporating each one before adding the next one.
then add the lemon zest and juice.
sift in the flour and baking powder and salt and mix together then finally add the poppy seeds, mix so they are spread evenly throughout mixture and pour into a greased tin,
bake for 45 minutes
let cool for 10 minutes then make icing
mix the juice of half a lemon and icing sugar together until thick but pourable and drizzle over the cake



  1. Hi Aimee,
    Your recipes, and your photos, make me drool.
    Love your new look, too! Thanks for posting the American equivalents.

  2. Hi Aimee, what a pleasure to look at your site! I find there are many attractive and informative sites, but finding one with exceptional photography doesn't come by me every day. Your photos are just that! I have been blogging for just a year and learning to take {what I hope are} good photos is a high priority, still learning, but they are getting better. I will be following you~ I am not much to speak of in the kitchen, but your photos make me want to give the recipes a try. Wishing you a very Happy New Year~

    xokelly @ cowboy's daughter design

  3. Lemon and poppyseed are a winning combination for me every time. Yours looks phenom! I hope you will come share your amazing creations with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. At we love your work!

  4. Your photo caught me eye as well as your recipe. Is that a DYI backdrop or a concrete wall. Great post.

  5. Wow this looks delicious! I would love for you to link up at Link'n Blogs.

    Have a great day!

    Put A Bird On It

  6. Great post! and your photographs are very inspirational! I found your blog from the Shabby Nest Frugal Friday and I will keep visiting you!!

  7. This looks absolutely delicious! I am definitely going to try this recipe. I'd love for you to link it up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. link party that I co-host.

  8. I have a bit of a bundt obsessions since I bought a new pan last spring, but I have yet to try a lemon poppy seed cake. Yours looks delicious.

  9. What a masterpiece! The only thing wrong with this luscious cake is that it is not on my desk next to my coffee right now : ) hugs...

  10. Oh yummy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the récipe with us. Happy weekend and 2014.

  11. It's in the oven - I'll let you know !!
    ((Hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  12. Just baked this it needed 10 mins less in my oven baked in a bundt tin. Smells delicious I can't wait to get it in my tummy !! Thanks for the lovely, no fuss, recipe and the beautiful pictures that made me want to bake it x
    ((Hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  13. It's baking it right this minute...I'll let you know and I will post it too!
    Thanks again!

  14. I just became your newest follower as I love your food blog. I hope you want to follow back, it'll be great! Come over if you can to check out how I did your cake! Happy Valentyine's and thanks again!


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