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~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.


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luscious lemon loaf – which is, of course, not bread but cake

This is a very easy everyday cake, just right for after school or afternoon tea. The recipe comes from a book aptly named “fabulous fast cakes”. Using only 1 lemon gives just a hint of lemon, 2 obviously makes it more lemony. I have often made this without any lemon zest at all and then it’s just a really good moist sponge cake. Of course with the lemon icing you can make it more or less lemony as desired. There is nothing to do with this cake,  it’s so simple – just weigh, mix, bake and eat!

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