Lemon Poppyseed Drizzle Cakes

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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)


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 (or about a slightly heaped teaspoon)

2-3 tablespoons cold water, enough to loosen the cake batter

Lemon Drizzle Icing –

4 tablespoons icing sugar

Enough lemon juice to make your desired icing consistency


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 (I recommend approx. 2-3 tablespoons).

3. Using an ice cream scoop, distribute the mixture equally between the cupcake liners. Bake for 20-25 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.

lemon poppyseed cakes collage

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 Click the links for the other delicious treats!

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Sweet Indulgence Popcorn mix – It Bakes Me Happy
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Lollipop Centerpiece – The Mandatory Mooch
Buttered Popcorn Creme Brulee – Baking a Moment
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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?



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