Ingredients: 125g baking margarine ¾ cup castor sugar 3 eggs Pinch of salt 3 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup milk 2 cups flour Few drops lemon essence 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Method: 1. Beat margarine and sugar till fluffy. 2. Add eggs, beat in one at a time. 3. Sift flour and baking powder. 4. Add alternatively with milk till smooth batter. 5. Add essence and poppy seeds and mix in. 6. Spoon into cupcake liners till ¾ full. 7. Bake in preheated oven at 180degC for 15-20min till lightly golden and cooked through. 8. Leave to cool, then sift over icing sugar if desired.
Note: This is a firmish cake. You can use fresh lemon juice and lemon zest if you do not want to use essence.