Friday, 30 August 2019

Lemon & Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

My lemon and poppy seed loaf is the perfect tea time treat

A really light gentle sponge with just enough zest from the gorgeous lemon flavour. The added poppy seeds give it a subtle crunch plus they look nice throughout the sponge. This is a really nice light, delicate sponge cake, perfect if you don't want anything too filling but also feel like you've had your cake of the day. Topped with a lovely lemony icing glazed all over and another sprinkle of poppy seeds, you'll not be able to resist another slice :)

Check out my other Lemon recipes for more inspiration!

Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon and Coconut layer cake
Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake


Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Serves: 8-10 slices


180ml Soya milk + 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
95ml Vegetable oil
Zest of 2 lemon
225g Plain flour
115g Caster sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 tsp Lemon extract
3 tbsp Poppy seeds
Juice of 2 lemons
170g Icing sugar
 2-3tbsp hot water from the kettle
1tsp Lemon extract


✿Preheat your oven to 180℃ and line a loaf pan with baking paper. 
✿Mix together the soya milk and ACV and set aside. In a large bowl sift in the flour and baking powder/soda. Then add the sugar, salt and poppy seeds and combine with a wooden spoon.
✿In a separate bowl mix together the milk, oil, lemon juice, zest and lemon extract. 
✿Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. 
✿Pour into your loaf pan and bake first for 25 minutes then check and cover with foil so as to not burn the top. Bake for another 10 minutes then insert with a knife and if it comes out clean it's cooked. 
✿To make the glaze, boil the kettle., let it stand for a minute or so and then mix 2tbsp and the lemon extract with the icing sugar, stirring till you have a nice smooth icing. If it is too thin and runny add more sugar, if it is too thick and you can't stir, add a small drop of water. 
✿Spoon the icing on the cake once it is cooled. I topped mine with more poppy seeds too. Enjoy!


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