While there is no denying that I am a big fan of all things chocolate, I just can’t resist a slice or two of this yummy Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake. This cake is based on my Lemon Butter Cake recipe and simply adds a 1/4 of a cup of poppy seeds to the cake mix to create this delicious and light cake.
This cake takes no time at all to make, and the best part of this recipe is that the majority of ingredients are already found in your pantry and fridge. In the past I’ve made lemon cakes which require sour cream or buttermilk, and while they taste amazing, it’s still an extra trip to the shops.
When it comes to icing this Lemon and Poppy Seed cake, you can go with a simple lemon (or plain icing) or if you want to make your cake extra special, I highly recommend icing it with a cream cheese icing – yum!
This cake can be made either the classic way or using your Thermomix and if you’ve got leftovers (you must have more willpower then me!) you can also wrap this Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake and pop into the freezer for another time.
Thermomix Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake Instructions
- Line a large loaf tin with baking paper and preheat your oven to 150 degrees.
- Place the softened butter into your Thermomix bowl and mix 2 minutes on speed 3 until it is pale and creamy.
- Once the butter is pale and creamy, add the eggs and mix for 10 seconds on speed 3 to until combined.
- Add the remainder of your ingredients and mix for 15 seconds on speed 4 or until your mixture is smooth.
- Pour the mixture into your prepared cake tin and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes or until the cake is cooked through when tested with a skewer.
- Carefully remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cool, prepare the cream cheese icing by placing 250g of softened cream cheese and 100g of softened butter into an electric mixer and beating for 3 – 4 minutes until well combined. Add 1 1/4 cups of icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix well to combine.
- Use a spatula or a butter knife to then spread the icing over the cake.