I know what you’re thinking – lemon poppyseed cake? Really?
It is really not possible to overstate how good this cake is. Simple and understated, this little cake packs a massively oversized punch.
This is the “Lemon and Poppy seed cake (National Trust version)” from Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh’s new book, Sweet. My favourite cooking blog, Food52, wrote up this cake when the book came out, and after I got the book as a gift for Hanukkah, I knew it had to be the first thing I made.
Now, when I think of lemon poppy seed cake generally, I think of dry, crumbly and only vaguely lemon flavoured. Put all of that out of your mind, because this is the complete opposite.
This cake is moist and buttery with a deep lemony flavour. It doesn’t matter what kind of fancy or delicious things you’re used to baking, you will not regret taking a break with this one.
It’s as easy to make as a lemon poppyseed cake should be, and you will not regret making it. I promise!
Head on over to Food52, or buy Sweet, and try it out.