Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Seedy mid week moment.....

I have lost count of the number of chocolate cake recipes I have. Gooey chocolate brownies, American chocolate cakes, white chocolate cakes, chocolate crispy cakes. I never tire of them. But then I am rarely happier than when making a cake. There's something therapeutic about breaking four ingredients into a bowl; sugar, eggs, flour and butter and creating something wonderful.

This cake has got a delicious nuttiness about it. Sharp lemon, sugary syrup coupled with a blueish tinge of poppy seeds......

Poppy seed and citrus sponge........(8 big slices)

4 free range eggs
10oz caster sugar
10oz butter
10oz plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
4oz poppy seeds
2 lemons
2 oranges
1 lime
2tbsp extra caster sugar

Mix the eggs, sugar, butter, flour and baking powder in a food processor.

Add the poppy seeds and the zest of the fruit. Give it short bursts until the seeds are mixed through.

Pour into a lined tin. Bake in an oven for 40 minutes or until a knife comes clear from the centre.
Squeeze the fruit juice into a pan. Add the extra sugar and over a low heat slowly stir until dissolved.

I make holes with my knife over the cake and pour the syrup over the top.

Leave in the tin to cool.


  1. Oh I like this twist to the classic lemon drizzle cake - especially the poppyseeds.

  2. I've never made or even tasted a poppy seed cake before. You're photo's look so good though that I know I'll have to give this one a try!

  3. This looks lovely, I like poppy seeds so must give this a whirl :)

  4. I made Smitten's poppyseed cake recipe recently - yum! Your header is so cute!