Lemon & Poppyseed Bundt

Lemon & Poppyseed Bundt (20)

So, what to do with the leftover sack of poppy seeds from these bad boys?  I thought a lemon and poppyseed cake would be the perfect excuse to use my latest purchases from Lidl’s mystery aisle, a medium bundt tin and mini bundt tray. (If you don’t have a bundt tin, this should fill an ordinary loaf tin.) The warm cake is brushed with lemon syrup to make it extra moist, which means it only needs a drizzle of icing that won’t mask the mouldings. This one’s for Harriet, who doesn’t like butter.

Vaguely based on this

For the cake:

190g flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup/235ml  plain yoghurt

200g sugar

3 very large or 4 medium eggs (Add an extra spoon of flour if the latter)

Zest of 2 lemons

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup/120ml vegetable oil

1/3 cup/80ml poppy seeds

For the glaze:

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp sugar

For the icing:

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp sour cream

Icing sugar

1. Whisk together the yoghurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and oil. Sift in the flour, salt and baking powder, and slowly whisk to combine. Gently mix in the poppy seeds. Pour into a greased and floured tin, and bake at 180C for anywhere between 30-50 minutes, depending on the size of your tin.

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2. Whilst the cake is baking, heat the lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Turn the cooked cake out onto a wire rack and brush with the syrup. Leave to cool completely.

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3. Mix the lemon juice and sour cream with enough icing sugar to make an opaque but still runny icing, and drizzle over the cake.

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3 thoughts on “Lemon & Poppyseed Bundt

  1. Elizabeth says:

    You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I have a Bundt tin languishing in the cupboard. Could this be its moment in the sun?

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  3. Charisma says:

    Ooh this looks soo good!

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