Lemon & Juiced Ginger Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Cake

I love the billions of poppy seeds in this tangy cake. The syrup adds moisture and tanginess!

Some foods are designed to be paired, apple and cinnamon for example. The combination just works. The same with lemon and ginger ~ these two flavours work so perfectly together. In tea, in juice, in food … and in cake!

Lemon Cake and Tea

The perfect match for Lemon & Ginger Tea


180g ground almonds

3 eggs

Heaped teaspoon baking powder

1 lemon

1 big chunk of ginger

100g manuka honey (plus a little extra for the drizzle)

Handful of poppy seeds

Preheat the oven to 170oC

Slice in half and place one half on the other for a chunky cake

Slice in half and place one half on the other for a chunky cake

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl. Finely grate in the rind of a lemon. Throw the lemon and a large chunk of ginger through your juicer and add most of the liquid to the mixing bowl (save a little for the pouring syrup). Stir in the ground almonds, baking powder, honey and a good handful of poppy seeds.

Lemon Cake

Save a few poppy seeds and lemon rind to decorate

Grease a cake tin with coconut oil and pour the thick cake mixture in.

Bake for 50 mins to 1 hour until the top is lovely and golden brown. Test the cake is cooked through using a skewer. Allow to cool.

I find using ground almonds doesn’t allow the cake to rise quite as much as a traditional flour cakes, so I often slice my cakes in half and sandwich them for extra chunky slices!

I like sandwiches this cake ... for more of it!

I like sandwiching this cake … for more of it!

In a saucepan add the remaining lemon and ginger juice to a squeeze of honey, gently warm to create a delicious syrup. Pour over the cake and sprinkle on a few poppy seeds to serve.

lemon ginger drizzle cake

I sprinkle poppy seeds & lemon rind to serve

4 thoughts on “Lemon & Juiced Ginger Poppy Seed Cake

    • Hello I'm Hanna says:

      I love the way the poppy seeds look in the cake ~ hence me adding billions of them!! Chia seeds would work too but the cake tastes just as delicious without them šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Eris x


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