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Blood Orange Poppy Seed Cake - Izy Hossack - Top With Cinnamon
We’ve had our first proper days of Spring sunshine and nothing signifies that more to me than the fact that we were able to go foraging for wild garlic last weekend. To say goodbye to the Winter season, a blood orange poppy seed cake seems perfect! A bright glaze and zingy flavour, just what we want! I’ve gone through a definite phase when I was younger of *hating* fruity desserts whilst becoming completely obsessed with lemon cake. I baked lemon muffins, cupcakes, layer cakes, loaf cakes – all of them. I found one of my favourite lemon cakes on Saveur the ‘Best Damn Meyer Lemon Cake‘ which I’ve tweaked over time to make it even more to my taste. What I really like about it is the ground almonds in the batter which really help the crumb stay extra buttery. I used that recipe as a base for this cake, swapping all the lemon for blood orange and swirling in a good amount of poppy seeds (which always make citrus cakes more delicious, right!?). Usually the cake is brushed with a syrup post-bake but I opted for a blood orange glaze for the pale pink colour to shine. Plus I …