Mama OWL Blog: Lemon & Poppy Seed Tray Bake [Recipe]

Lemon & Poppy Seed Tray Bake [Recipe]

Saturday, 16 June 2012

After receiving my Graze nibble box this afternoon which contained a slice of lemon & poppy seed cake with some afternoon tea, I was motivated to make one for all of us to share because it was just SO good.

I modified the ingredients of Tana Ramsey's Lemon Drizzle cake recipe from the BBC Good Food website slightly and it turned out rather well, it is delicious!

This is how I made my tray bake:

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 225g self raising flour
  • Small handful of poppy seeds (I literally just threw in a small handful, use your own discretion for this one)
(for the drizzle topping)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 85g white sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 180c / fan 160c / gas 4.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the 4 eggs one at a time until combined.
  • Sift in the flour, and then add the lemon zest and poppy seeds and mix thoroughly.
  • Grease/line a tray (the one I used is 8" x 12" and just over 1" deep), pour in the mixture and place in the oven for approx 30 minutes (this may need adjusting to suit your own oven) and a skewer inserted in to the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking, make the drizzle topping by adding the sugar to the lemon juice and stirring well.
  • When the cake is cooling on the rack, prick it all over with the skewer or a fork and pour over the drizzle topping.
  • Leave it in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve.

I have linked up this post with Make, Do & Push! for Cake Week.


  1. I love lemon and poppy seed cake - am definitely going to be trying this recipe out :)
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    Hannah xx

  2. Shalene Hodder12 May 2015 at 20:32

    This sounds delicious, I will be giving it a go :)


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