Lemon poppyseed cupcakes with lemon curd

10 Jun

lemon poppyseed cupcakes with lemon curd.

I love lemon! And it just so happens that the Hungry Dad conducted a raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon tree recently, meaning our lemon bowl doth overflow. We will be taking Beyonce’s advice and making lemonade and I have already turned these luscious citrus fruits into a swoon-worthy pudding, and these beautiful lemon poppyseed cupcakes.

I had some lemon curd in the fridge so I decided to add a creamy, lemony filling to each cake to really make these cupcakes pack a lemon punch.

I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon – this batch vanished in the blink of an eye when I shared them with my work colleagues in exchange for a donation to MSF.

They are fast and simple to make, and you can freeze the un-filled cakes for a few weeks if you need to.


185 grams diced butter at room temperature

Grated rind of one large or two smaller lemons

3 eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

¾ cup of milk

20g poppy seeds

¾ cup caster sugar

170 grams lemon curd

Lemon and poppyseed cupcakes. The Hungry Mum


Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 12-hole cupcake pan with wrappers..

Place all ingredients, except the seeds and curd, into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on low speed until combined.

Increase speed of mixer and mix until mixture is smooth.

Stir in seeds with a spoon.

Pour into cupcake wrappers

Bake for 26-ish minutes/until a skewer comes out clean.

Set aside to cool completely, then use a small sharp knife to cut a circle out of the middle of each cake. Do not cut down to the bottom. Set piece aside, add a tablespoon of curd then gently replace cake core.

Lemon poppyseed cupcakes - with lemon curd


14 Responses to “Lemon poppyseed cupcakes with lemon curd”

  1. Freda @ Aromatic essence June 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Looks so good 🙂

  2. Antonia June 10, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Kudos to the hungry dad for raiding the lemon tree 😀 These look amazing! I love lemons in dessert!

  3. youthfoodblog June 11, 2016 at 3:43 am #

    I love the lemon idea! Great use of lemons!

  4. hotlyspiced June 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    I love lemons too. And how wonderful to have an over-supply. I love poppy seed muffins with lemon curd but I’ve actually never made them – I’ll have to try your recipe xx

    • The Hungry Mum June 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

      Yes, I am very lucky with lemons! Wonder if MIL has noticed her tree is now bare! I hope you love these cupcakes, I made them again yesterday and again they were fallen upon with glee x

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    What a winner! I love citrus and poppyseed. We usually do orange because we buy oranges in large bags sometimes but lemon would be just as lovely!

    • The Hungry Mum June 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      Cheers 🙂 I am partial to all citrus – with the exception of evil grapefruit!

  6. A Cookbook Collection June 16, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Oh they look just gorgeous! I love lemon and poppyseed anything. Although I have just seen your comment re grapefruit and I fear we may fall out over it 😉

  7. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) July 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    I happen to have a bit of a lemon over supply at present. This is looking like a very tempting recipe to make right now. They look great!

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