Lemon Lime and Poppy Seed Cake

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Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comHow was your summer holidays? Our summer was hot and humid. Frankly speaking I much prefer fall. Better weather, more energy.

I almost forgot about blogging. I am quite shocked that I haven’t posted for almost two months! Good lord. I hope this time I can really get back into blogging on a regular basis. This cake was baked sometime in July. It is awesome. Soft moist and irresistible. I wish you a great weekend. 

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients 
  • 180g (1½ cups, 6oz) all-purpose flour 
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 180g (1½ sticks, ¾ cup) butter or tub margarine (I used margarine)
  • 180g (2/3 cup) fine sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comPlease always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start.

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comBeat butter and sugar until light and fluffy..Beat in eggs one at a time.Stir in lemon juice and rinds.

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comFold in in the flour.

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comThe final batter looks like this

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comTransfer batter to prepared pan

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comand bake for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer onto a cooling rack

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comWe really enjoyed eating this cake.

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comIt’s best made with margarine.

Lemon, Lime and Poppy Seed Cake myfavouritepastime.comHappy eating!

Lemon Lime and Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients

  • 180g (1½ cups, 6oz) all-purpose flour 
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 180g (1½ sticks, ¾ cup) butter or tub margarine (I used margarine)
  • 180g (2/3 cup) fine sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lemon
  • Grated rind (zest) of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 90g (¾ cup) icing (confectioners) sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Grease a 9 x 5-inch (23 x 13cm) tin (pan) and line the base with parchment. Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC) ten minutes before baking.
  • Sift flour and baking powder. Stir in poppy seeds and set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Stir in lemon juice and rinds.
  • Fold in in the flour. Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake one hour to until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer onto a cooling rack
  • For the Topping: mix the lime juice, icing sugar, and poppy seeds to make a runny icing. Drizzle over the top of cake.

Points to Note

  • Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven
  • I baked the cake at 325ºF (160ºC) for 55 minutes.
  • For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

44 thoughts

      1. Liz, I made this and it was delicious. I replaced the butter with coconut oil and coconut sugar instead of white sugar. It smelled really good too. I ate two slices. 🙂 Thanks again for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

        1. Oh that sounds like a vey interesting sub. I must take a cue and try that. I bet it tasted really nice. Thanks for the feedback!
          Liz

    1. Kids are back in school..phew! I can breathe normally again, work and have some time to blog. How have you been? Hope you had a splendid summer!!! Enjoy fall!
      Liz

      1. Great summer, my college student left and my two other young adult children moved back in, it’s all good. I guess the nest gradually empties…you as well!

  1. Thank you for posting this with pictures. I always have problems deciding on how thick the batter / dough should be; seeing a photo of it makes a lot more sense to me. Having the measurements in grams is very helpful as well when you are in the UK (a stick of butter is not the same size on both sides of the pond).

  2. Any poppy are is good in my book. Lemon and lime, yum! Glad you had a good summer. We did as well, though I’m thrilled school has started…just not thrilled about all the activities now too.

    1. Hey Gal
      Boy am so glad school has started meaning I can have some free time for myself. The cake tasted awesome. I hope the boys are having a great time in school. Have a great week, ahead!
      Liz

      1. Great ! I am so pleased that you are having a great weekend dear Liz. I haven’t got Netflix, but I occasionally watch English TV with Film On on the Internet. 🙂 ❤

        1. Well Netflix is basically internet Tv so you and I are watching from the same source. Glad to see you Ralph. Your post really made me laugh!!!!
          Liz

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