10 people

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 7 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp poppyseed

Lemon Yogurt Sorbet

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup glucose
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 3 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Lemon Curd

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter

Swiss Meringue

  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • Honey to drizzle
  • Ginger lemon cookies crumbled (Tates, optional)
  • mint
  • borage

Nutritional information

Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 11gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 368mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 1gSugar: 89gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 1mg

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people

For the Meyer Poppy Seed Cake

  • In a mixing bowl add dry ingredients and mix well.  In another mixing bowl add wet ingredients and mix well.  Then combine wet and dry ingredients together until a smooth batter is formed.
    Bake at 375 for 10-15 min depending on what molds you use ( I doubled the batch and  poured the majority of the batter on a half sheet pan and baked it, the rest I filled these tiny bundt shape molds that I had) Bake until a cake tester comes out clean.  Set aside to cool completely

For the Meyer Lemon Yogurt Sorbet

  • Place water, sugar, glucose and milk powder in a pot and bring to a boil or until all the sugar has dissolved.  Pour that into a bowl fitted within an ice bath to cool.
     Once cooled add yogurt, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.  Blend with a hand blender to mix well.  Then place back in the ice bath or refrigerator for another 30 minutes to make sure it is very cold.  
    Then put into your ice cream maker.  Once done put into a container and place in the freezer.  

For the Meringue

  • In mixing bowl heat egg whites and sugar over water bath until it reaches 160 F. Then immediately place in a stand mixer and whip for 5 minutes or until cool.  Put the meringue in pastry bag with a basket weave tip.  Set aside.

For the Lemon Curd

  • Place all the ingredients into a small sauce pot and turn on medium low heat.  Whisking continually until the curd starts to thicken.  Should take about 10 minutes or so.  Strain into a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool down.   After its cool place into a squeeze bottle or pastry bag.

To Finish

  • Take a round cutter and cut rounds out of the poppy seed cake both small and big.  Then place on the plate.  Add meringue and curd to the plate both on top and around the cake.  
    Torch the meringue.  Take cookies and crumble and place on the plate.  Get a scoop of the lemon yogurt sorbet, drizzle with honey and then place on the plate.  Finish with mint and borage. Serve and enjoy!
    lemon poppy seed cake recipe

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