Lemon Poppyseed Drizzle Cakes

Surprise! Today we are inviting you ALL to a virtual baby shower honoring Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and Hilary from My Own Blog Review. To celebrate, we are sharing 12 recipes and crafts that are ready to “pop”. Make sure to “pop” over and check out everyone’s posts. Congratulations Kelly and Hilary!

Baby shower invite

I just wanted to keep the recipe as easy and simple as I possibly could without compromising on the taste. I’m a big fan of lemon and poppyseed cake. These cakes are light, buttery and I just love the sweetness from the sticky icing just drizzled over each cake. I like way the poppyseed’s give a delicious crunch in each mouthful and the gorgeous tangy lemon flavour that bursts in each bite.

little lemon poppyseed cakes

lemon poppyseed muffins

(Makes 6)

Ingredients:

Lemon Poppyseed Cakes –

125g unsalted butter, softened

125g caster sugar

2 large free range eggs

125g self-raising flour, sifted

Zest of 2 lemons

1/2 tablespoon poppyseed’s

Lemon Drizzle Icing –

4 tablespoons icing sugar

Enough lemon juice to make your desired icing consistency

Method –

1. To make the cakes: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Fan/200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line a 6-hole cupcake tin with paper liners.

2. Start by creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and mix to incorporate fully. Add the flour, lemon zest and poppyseed’s and mix. Now add enough water to loosen the batter a little.

3. Using an ice-cream scoop, distribute the mixture equally between the cupcake liners. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and a cake tester comes out completely clean. Cool in the tin for 30 minutes, then transport to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

4. To make the icing: Mix the icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a thick glaze. At this point remove the cupcakes from the liners. Then drizzle over the icing and garnish the cupcakes with extra lemon zest and poppyseed’s if you like.

lemon poppyseed cakes collage

shower collage copy

 Click the links for the other delicious treats!

Key Lime Pie Popsicles – Spoonful of Flavor
Cheddar Bacon Crescent Poppers – A Little Claireification
Sweet Indulgence Popcorn mix – It Bakes Me Happy
‘Popular’ Tiramisu Blondies – Frugal Foodie Mama
Lollipop Centerpiece – The Mandatory Mooch
Buttered Popcorn Creme Brulee – Baking a Moment
Orange Poppy Seed Scones – Cookie Monster Cooking
Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts – Blahnik Baker
Candy Popcorn Pops – Little Miss Celebration
Lemon Drizzle Iced Poppyseed Cakes – What Jessica Baked Next
Lemon Cheesecake Pops – What’s Cooking Love?

Enjoy!

jess

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44 thoughts on “Lemon Poppyseed Drizzle Cakes

  1. Pingback: Orange Poppy Seed Scones - Cookie Monster Cooking

  2. Wow, Jess, I couldn’t agree more! Lemon and poppy seeds, this combination’s always a winner! And that lemony drizzle… Mmmmmm…
    BTW, congrats to both mothers-to-be; they couldn’t have had a better mistress of ceremonies❤
    Enjoy your week the fullest😉

  3. Hi Jessica! These lemon and poppy seed cakes look wonderful and I absolutely love everything lemon! These are a great addition to the shower – thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  5. These cakes look fantastic Jessica! I love lemon and poppyseed and the icing sounds incredible! Love how moist and light these look too🙂
    Thank you so much for taking part in this amazing surprise for Hilary and I – I am so touched that all you fantastic ladies took the time out to share so many wonderful recipes and wish we could all celebrate together. Hope you have a great week Jessica *big big hugs*

  6. I have a jar of poppy seed that I rarely use. For some reason or another I never remember that I have them. But, when I saw your recipe it was like a light turned on. I have to try these soon😀

  7. Congratulations to both Kelly and Hilary! And what a really fun way to celebrate – love it! Also love the gorgeously inviting, springy yellow color of these pretty cakes! Such a refreshing flavor, too – perfect for this time of year!😀

  8. I’m such a huge fan of the citrus / poppy seed combo – these cakes sound so so good! And especially since they look just so moist! I’ll take one for dessert right now!

  9. What a fabulous idea!! Great for inspiring recipe ideas. Fabulous lemon Poppy seeds cakes by the way, perfect🙂

  10. Lemon poppyseed anything is always a favorite of mine! Of course, I always have to remember to check my teeth after ha! These look so bright, fresh and delicious – the perfect spring treat!

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