Lemon poppy seed loaf cake

    Lemon poppy seed loaf cake


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    About this recipe: This recipe makes 3 loaves - enough to give one or two away as gifts! Lemon extract provides the flavour in these citrus loaves that are topped with a sweet lemon-orange glaze.

    Makes: 3 loaf cakes

    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • 500g caster sugar
    • 265ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 350ml milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
    • 60ml orange juice
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease three 20x10cm loaf tins.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds and 500g caster sugar. Add the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and lemon extract; mix until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture evenly into the prepared tins.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaves comes out clean. Cool loaves in tins for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
    4. Combine orange juice with 150g sugar and lemon extract; stir well. Pour this mixture over the loaf cakes while they are still hot. Allow loaf to cool completely before serving.
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