Jan 30 2009

Lemon Poppy Seeds Cake

Published by at 9:31 pm under All,Food/ Shopping

When I was browsing Lilian’s old posts in her food blog some time ago, I was attracted by her Lemon Poppy Seeds Cake. She baked it more than 2 years ago.

I am a poppy seed lover, coz I really like to see those tiny little black dots. That’s why I also like Kiwi! Some more, sourly lemon is also what we (kids and I) like.

I finally had the chance to back this cake… But I made a mistake. The cake mixture is so little, I should have used a smaller cake tin, but before the mixture done I already lined my 9″ cake tin, so I lazy to change. It resulted a very thin cake.

Lemon Almond Poppy Seeds Cake

At first, I thought it was a failure. I took a very small slice to try. WOW! Surprisingly, it was just so, so, so, so good! I love the sourly taste of lemon, and the texture of poppy seeds, plus the aroma of the ground almond!

Unlike her kids, my kids like sourly stuff. After tasting it and finished within seconds, I added more lemon syrup. Hahaha! True enough, man don’t really like sourly things. Those tasted this cake were: Ian, Isabel, Hubby, Myself, MIL, FIL, SIL, my female colleagues.

All said very nice, except HUBBY and FIL! Theyh said it was too sourly. Apart from Ian, the rest are all females. Hahahahaha! Anyhow, Ian loved it so much. He alone ate 3 pieces! He loves the poppy seeds and he also like the sour lemon syrup. :D

If you want to bake it, hop over to Lilian’s page for the recipe. Cheers!


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5 responses on Lemon Poppy Seeds Cake

5 Responses to “Lemon Poppy Seeds Cake”

  1. ai-lingon 31 Jan 2009 at 5:24 pm

    sounds good. might give it a try, too :)

  2. halihalamon 04 Feb 2009 at 12:32 pm

    First I like the lemon. So obviously I am interested in the cake that made be interested. The explanation made me interested that even I myself make it and have this once.

  3. suzetteon 04 Feb 2009 at 11:20 pm

    ai-ling: Yes, it is indeed very good, but you might want to use a smaller tin.

    halihalam: if you like lemon, this is definitely a cake for you!

  4. We Love TheSuzetteon 27 Feb 2009 at 10:04 pm

    [...] sure to check out the Lemon Poppy Seeds Cake post – the photo looks absolutely delicious, and we can’t wait to try it [...]

  5. health retreaton 31 Mar 2009 at 6:57 pm


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
    2. Sift together the flour, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar and salt. Then mix in the lemon peel, poppy seeds and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    4. In a saucepan over low heat; cook 3/4 cup white sugar and the lemon juice until stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to just warm or to room temperature.
    5. Remove the cake from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack-place a cookie sheet underneath this rack. Prick the top of the cake several times with a toothpick. Brush the top of the cake with the warm or room temperature syrup, allowing lots of the syrup to run down and soak into the sides and bottom of the cake. Cool slightly in the pan before removing the cake to the wire rack to cool completely. When completely cooled, wrap the cake in foil or plastic freezer wrap and let the cake rest at least one day before serving to your guests.

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