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Luscious Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Loaf recipe

Luscious Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Loaf Recipe

Dive into the zesty goodness of this moist and flavourful lemon and poppy seed drizzle loaf. Perfect for tea time!





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and grease a loaf tin with a bit of butter.
  • Step 2.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together 180g of caster sugar with 140g of unsalted butter until light and fluffy.
  • Step 3.

    Beat in 2 large eggs, one at a time, making sure each is well integrated.
  • Step 4.

    Fold in 180g of self-raising flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, and 2 tbsp of milk to the mixture gently until combined.
  • Step 5.

    Stir in the zest of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp of poppy seeds.
  • Step 6.

    Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth the top with a spoon.
  • Step 7.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Step 8.

    For the drizzle, mix together the juice of 1½ lemons with 85g of icing sugar.
  • Step 9.

    Poke holes in the warm cake with a skewer and pour over the drizzle, allowing it to sink in.
  • Step 10.

    Let the cake cool in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 11.

    Serve and enjoy!


  1. 180 gCaster sugar

  2. 140 gUnsalted butter, softened

  3. 2 Large eggs

  4. 180 gSelf-raising flour

  5. 1 tspBaking powder

  6. 2 tbspMilk

  7. 1 Lemon zest

  8. 2 tbspPoppy seeds

  9. 1.5 Lemons, juiced

  10. 85 gIcing sugar

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