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Gluten Free Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

4.9

14 Ratings

40-45 minutes 1 loaf cake Nuts,Gluten,Wheat,Peanuts Vegetarian

About this recipe:

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The light crunch of poppy seeds is a perfect complement to the buttery, lemony sponge in this great, modern classic loaf cake.

Equipment:

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500g/1lb bread tin and 2 x mixing bowls

Ingredients:

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake
100g butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
125g FREEE Self Raising White Flour
1 tbsp lemon rind, grated
1 tbsp poppy seeds
3 tbsp lemon juice
butter, for tin

Lemon and Poppy Seed Icing
75g icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp poppy seeds

Method:

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190°C, Fan 170°C, 375°F, Gas 5

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some butter around the inside of a 500g/1lb bread tin.
  3. Cut the butter into small cubes and put them into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the sugar and beat together until light and fluffy.
  5. Break the eggs into the bowl one at a time, beating well after each one.
  6. Sieve the flour into the bowl and stir.
  7. Finely grate the lemon rind into the bowl, add the poppy seeds and lemon juice and mix together well.
  8. Tip the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  10. Cool the cake in the tin for 10 minutes then gently turn it out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

Lemon and Poppy Seed Icing

  1. Put the icing sugar into a bowl, add the lemon juice and stir to make an icing paste.
  2. Spread the icing over the top of the cold cake.
  3. Before the icing sets, sprinkle the poppy seeds over the top of the cake.

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