1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 9×4” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar with the lemon zest. Use your fingertips to rub the zest into the sugar, releasing all the fragrant oils from the zest.
  4. Add the eggs, melted Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, lemon juice, and milk to the sugar. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and poppyseeds to the wet ingredients. Use your fingertips to gently mix the dry ingredients, then use a whisk to mix thoroughly, so no dry patches of flour remain. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and bake for 50-55 minutes until deeply golden brown. Allow the cake to cool completely before pouring on the glaze.
  6. Make the glaze: in a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until smooth. Pour the glaze over the cool cake.
  7. Optional: garnish the top with thinly sliced lemon.
Notes: store the cake at room temperature for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
Recipe by Lion’s Bread.