~citrus poppy seed cake and chocolate topping~

This is a lovely soft moist mildly lemony cake made with very little effort!

Just mix everything together and bake!


The poppy seeds look nice but are barely tasted.


Ingredients : 20cm round cake

175g butter

50g poppy seeds

175g sugar

3 eggs

250g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

1 lemon yoghurt (125g)

1tsp lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

For sauce – 100g milk chocolate (broken into small squares), 100ml cream and 25g butter

How to: Put all the cake ingredients in the processor and whiz until well combined. Pour into a 20cm grease proof paper lined tin and bake at 170°c for 50 mins or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool on a wire rack and prepare the chocolate topping by heating the cream until near boiling, then pour the cream over the chocolate and butter. Leave for 30 seconds then mix the cream, butter and chocolate together using a fork until the chocolate and butter have completely melted. Drizzle the chocolate topping over the cake – there will be too much topping but it is nice to serve this in a bowl beside the cake.



Filed under cakes, chocolate

24 responses to “~citrus poppy seed cake and chocolate topping~

  1. This looks simply fantastic. I love citrus-poppy seed cake, and I love the association of citrus and chocolate. The combination of all of that together looks really good!

  2. I love your lemony cake with the chocolate sauce…a nice combination.

  3. I love the texture that poppy seeds add to a dish. Looks delicious.

  4. Candy, this looks divine. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. I love both lemon and poppy seeds! This looks great! 🙂

  6. I love poppy seed and your cake simply looks divine. 🙂 I especially love the chocolate topping that you add. Wish I can reach over the screen and grab a slice. 😛

  7. I also think that your poppy seed cake looks divine & really smashing too! Maybe, I fyou added another 100 gr of poppy seeds, they would be savoured, I guess!!

  8. Candy, this looks absolutely amazing! So beautiful and so delicious I bet….love the poppy seeds. Gorgeous!

  9. Poppy seed cake is amazeballs. Another one for me to try!

  10. So beautiful– great photo. And I love the idea of citrus and chocolate together… thanks.

  11. Thanks, just about to make this again… it IS good 🙂

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