Lemon poppy seed naked cake

After a baked treat to impress? Whip up this fluffy lemon poppy seed cake for a classic everyone will love.

12

20m

Note: + cooling and 5 mins standing time

1h

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (55g) almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (140g) greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice

Lemon poppy seed buttercream

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 3 cups (660g) icing sugar mixture
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds

Method

STEP 1 

Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 17cm (base measurement) round cake pan. Line base and side with baking paper. Combine poppy seeds and milk in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 mins to soak.

STEP 2 

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the combined flour, almond meal, yoghurt, lemon juice and poppy seed mixture. Spoon into the prepared pan. Smooth the surface. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 mins. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

STEP 3 

To make the lemon poppy seed buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat butter in a bowl until very pale. Add icing sugar, in batches, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon juice and poppy seeds. Beat until well combined.

STEP 4 

Reserve one-quarter of buttercream. Use a serrated knife to cut the cake into 3 even layers. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with some of the buttercream. Repeat with remaining cake layers and buttercream, smoothing over top and side. Place reserved buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe over the top of the cake.

Dietary information

Peanut-free
Soy-free
Sesame-free
Yeast-free
Vegetarian
Nut-free

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