Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake
A pinch of salt
Zest & juice of one lemon
1 tbsp black poppy seeds
1 tsp baking powder
400g icing sugar
Juice of one lemon + yellow colour
Remove the zest of a lemon using a grater.
Avoid the white pith of the lemon which gives a bitter taste to the cake.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
In a bowl beat eggs.
Cream together the butter, sugar & salt .
Add beaten egg & mix well.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.
Add lemon juice& the zest & mix well.
Mix well & pour the batter into the greased cake pan.
Bake for 30- 35mn until risen & golden-brown.
Mix icing sugar with lemon juice & make thick icing.
Add yellow colour, mix & drizzle over the cake.
Leave aside for 3 hours.
Cut & serve for tea.