Aug 10, 2009

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon poppy seed cake; A lovely moist cake that looks very simple, is very easy and fast to make, but taste spectacular. Can be served on it's on or with whipped cream and fresh berries.
Great for brunch, or just for an afternoon cup of coffee with your friends.
My son Cass loves anything that has poppy seeds in it. From cakes to shortbread to poppy seed bagels. He always pairs it with a cup of hot chocolate.


1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter ( or hard margarine), melted
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 large eggs
1 tbsp grated lemon zest

Lemon syrup

1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 tbsp water
1/4 cup lemon juice

Butter and line with parchment paper a 9 inch spring-form pan. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Combine the flour, sugar, poppy seeds and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center.

In a large mixing bowl beat the sour cream, melted butter, cooking oil, lemon juice,eggs and the grated lemon zest, until well combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the well in the dry ingredients and stir well with a rubber spatula to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared spring-form and bake into the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

To make the syrup:

In a small heavy pan combine all the ingredients. Heat and stir on medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved, boil gently for 2 minutes without stirring. ( you should have about 1/4 cup syrup)

Do not remove the cake from pan. Place it on a cooling rack set on a baking sheet( in case any of the syrup leaks).
Slowly pour the syrup over the hot cake evenly. Let stand in pan until cool and all syrup is absorbed.

Run a knife around the edges to loosen cake. Remove to serving plate.

Serve on its on or with whipped cream and mixed berries.



foodcreate said...

Awesome looks so delicious ..

thanks for sharing your recipe:)

and if you can visit me I can visit you!

Have a great Day ~~~

Laura said...

Hello, foodcreate and thank you far visiting.

Cookin' Canuck said...

That looks like a perfect teatime cake. There's just something about the combination of cake and lemon.

Laura said...

Thank you Cookin' Canuck,
I agree lemon and cake is a hit every time. love lemon in any combination.

Anonymous said...

hi laura.
thankyou, 4 postingthe recipe.iam going to get the poppyseed that'sthe only ingr. missing in my pantry.k is after me to do it right now,also the biscottis r next in his agenda.shall give u the feedback soon.
thanks 4 sharing.

Laura said...

Hello Rekha,
Kenny is going to love the cake, it's delicious without being complicated. Any questions don't hesitated.....

Gabrielle Krake said...

Thanks for the link, scrumptious! I love lemon cakes, so I can't wait to try this one!

Laura said...

Thank you Gabrielle,
I hope you are going to like it.

Diana Bauman said...

YUMM! I love any pastry with lemon in it, lol!!

Laura said...

So do I. I use lemon in everything I can get away with.LOL

Jessie said...

mmmm! you can see how moist that cake is, which makes it even more yummy and delicious

Laura said...

Hi Jessie,
Yes is very moist, and the lemon flavor is amazing

Jeannie said...

Hi Jessie,

Your blog is so awesome! And you are so meticulous in your instructions and thoughtfully putting in your pictures in progress:D

Beautiful temptations!

Laura said...

Thank you Jeannie,
I love taking pictures,almost as much as I love baking.

Mrs Hackney said...

Wow this looks amazing. I'm definitely going to give this a whirl. Thanks for the recipe.

Laura said...

Hello Mrs Hackney,

For a plain looking cake this tastes amazing.

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