Wholegrain Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake {and Spenser Magazine}

April 1, 2013 · 26 comments in Cake

Wholegrain Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake

So, a few weeks ago I was asked if I would contribute to the re-launch issue of Spenser Magazine with an interview type thing and a recipe!

Of course I said yes!

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 and so came about this Wholegrain Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake (my first time shooting a layer cake too!!) because as we all know, I am a die-hard fan of lemon cake.

It’s got oats, whole wheat flour, wheat germ and buttermilk in it, and it’s layered with an awesome lemon-cream cheese frosting! Yummmm :)

Anywhooo, you can read it all online fo’ free, and get the recipe HERE! (and be sure to subscribe to their mailing list so you know when the next, lovely issues are coming out too ;) )

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Wholegrain Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake

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 Hasta luego, lovelies

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika April 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Izy, that frosting job on the top of the cake is just WOW! Can’t wait to read your interview and the recipe–I love the seedy looking inside of that gorgeous cake!

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Thanks Erika ;) I can’t frost cakes very well so I have to just go for swirly/ ‘rustic’ frosting every time hahah

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture April 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

How did you get the frosting like that on top of the cake?! I must know!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Beautiful and YUM, as always! Congrats, lady!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

This cake looks insanely delicious! Awesome idea!

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carey April 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Congrats on the Spenser feature!! What a great interview (and a ridiculously awesome cake)! It still amazes me that I used to loathe the combination of lemon and poppy seeds. Now I love the flavor and the crunchiness, and I just can’t even imagine how I could have possibly hated it.

Also, I hope you had a great Easter!! :D

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Thanks Carey!! I used to absolutely hate lemon desserts, but now lemon glaze is. My. Life. So good with the poppy seeds :) )

You too! i was drooling over your menu that you put up on your blog!! But yes I did indeedy, ate lots of chocolate (that basically ensures it’ll be a good day) haha,

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Eva | Adventures in Cooking April 1, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Awesome, congrats lady!!! I love the little swirl in the glaze on top, how did you do it? With a rubber spatula?

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Thanks so much Eva :) I used an offset spatula – you use it to make a c shape, starting at the edge of the cake moving into the centre and just repeat, working your way around the whole edge of the cake (I found the method from Naomi at Balers Royale on her banana dulce dw leche cake)

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Ibbs April 2, 2013 at 5:43 am

Oooh Spenser magazine eh? Big well done to you, miss lovely lady :)
Also, I’ve got to say – I’m totally loving all the props in this shoot; from the choice of driftwood-esque backdrop, the lace doily, mismatch cutlery, black plates and editing makes the whole ensemble have a delightfully rustic feel to it. Massive love for this creation x x
http://lalangostaymi.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/easter-sunday.html

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Yay thanks Ibbs :)

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Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar} April 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

Good on ya Izy! Loving your citrus obsession and lovely swirl effect on the top. Stunning pictures as always :)

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Thanks Irene :) ))

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thelittleloaf April 2, 2013 at 9:17 am

Ooh, congratulations! I’m not surprised they wanted to feature your gorgeous recipes and photos :-)

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Izy April 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Aww thank you :) )

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Not Only Sugar April 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

This frosting is so lovely!!!

Not Only Sugar

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Emily Rowbotham April 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

This looks delicious!!! I might make this for my gran this weekend- Lemon is always a winner :) xx

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Gemma @andgeesaid April 3, 2013 at 12:20 am

YUM! looks amazing (: i keep looking at it and getting more and more hungry..
and.. CONGRATULATIONS! that’s so exciting (: x
http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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Gaby April 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Looks delish! It’s nice to see a fellow London based young baker!
xx
Gaby
http://www.thegiftofgaby.com

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Joshua @ Slim Palate April 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Madam lemon dessert strikes again! Congrats on the feature in Spenser’s mag, so cool.

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Emily @ Hungry Delights April 6, 2013 at 6:13 am

Congrats on the magazine feature and that cake looks so divine!
xo Emily

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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous!

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Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker April 9, 2013 at 4:36 am

These are some gorgeous pics Izy! And I LOVE the frosting technique. I always say I suck at frosting too so I’m all about the easy methods (you say it’s easy, I’m not so sure…)!
Congrats on the magazine feature; it’s pretty awesome! Read it all. :)

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Bec Dickinson April 9, 2013 at 7:09 am

this cakes looks de-lic-ious!! :)
lemon in anything and i am so there!
another wonderful creation! and congrats on the magazine :)

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Asha@FSK May 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Yay! I work with Greg on Spenser and think it’s awesome! No, not biased at all :) So happy you are contributing to the relaunch!

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