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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Poppy Seeds Easy Recipe

Easter is near so I wanted to try a holiday recipe. After a little search I chose something simple and slightly different from the classics. Cake can be a comfortable and cozy alternative to traditional cake or bread with cheese and raisins.

For those who do not have much time to cook for Easter this year and aren’t raisin fans, I suggest this lemon drizzle cake recipe, recommended even by Princess Margarita of Romania.

You will serve a royal dessert that will impress and delight your guests, for sure.

Ingredients- Cake

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1o g baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Ingredients- Syrup

  • 100 ml water
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • juice from 2 lemons

Preparation time: 60 minutes plus the cooling time

Method:

Heat the oven to 180 degrees.

In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and the sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time and mix it until homogeneous in composition.

Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake ingredients

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake ingredients

Add the zeft of 1 lemon and the previously mixed flour, baking powder and poppy seeds, and mix until well combined.

Ingredients for the Lemon Drizzle Cake

Ingredients for the Lemon Drizzle Cake

Poppy seeds for the Lemon Drizzle Cake

Poppy seeds for the Lemon Drizzle Cake

Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

Lemon Drizzle Cake ready to go in the oven

Lemon Drizzle Cake ready to go in the oven

Keep in the oven for 40 minutes. You can check with a toothpick if the middle comes out clean.

Meanwhile prepare the syrup. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice together with the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Keep the saucepan on low heat for 5-10 minutes, until the sugar melts. The syrup must be hot when the cake is ready.

After 40 minutes, take it out and stab the surface with a toothpick. The syrup will fill the form, but do not worry. Once the cake is cooled, it will be absorbed entirely and there will be nothing left out. Leave it to cool in the pan.

Serve with cream or fresh fruit.

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Lemon Drizzle Cake served with cream and poppy seeds

Lemon Drizzle Cake with poppy seeds

Lemon Drizzle Cake with poppy seeds