Lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake

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Lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake is a mouthwateringly delicious loaf cake, and a slice of this will go just perfectly with a cup of tea. 

Super easy to make, this moist, zingy cake is one you’ll make again and again. 


Lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake

Delicious and simple drizzle cake.


  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of a lemon
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • for the drizzle
  • 50g caster sugar
  • juice of a lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  4. Slowly add in the beaten eggs and mix well.
  5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix gently, stir through the poppy seeds.
  6. Bake for around 35-40 minutes or until a when you insert a skewer it comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and prick the top all over with a skewer.
  8. Gently warm the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan until its all melted together. Pour over the warm cake and leave the cake in the tin for around 30 minutes, then remove and put onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
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  • Perfect just sliced with a cup of tea.
  • Great for serving at afternoon tea parties.
  • Oh so good with just a spoonful of clotted cream on top

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