Poppy seeds cake with lemon curd

A lovely classic poppy seeds cake, is filled with lemon curd and whipping cream would be a perfect dessert.



  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • lemon zest of 2 lemons
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Lemon curd
  • whipping cream



Preheat the oven to 180C.

In a bowl mix flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and lemon zest and set aside.

In other bowl, combine butter with sugar. Break the egg one at a time and add to the mixture. After eggs, add vanilla extract and vegetable oil and mix well. Add some of flour then add butter milk and again add remains of flour.

Grease the baking pan with butter. Pour the flour mixture into the pan and bake for 50 minutes.

Once cake is ready, let it cool. Cut it in half. Spread the lemon curd over each half. Then spread the cream over the lemon curd. Put one half over the other one. Cover surface of the cake with cream. Sprinkle poppy seeds and serve it.





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