You would not believe how long I searched to find a recipe that had less than three sticks of butter. I may love butter but three sticks seemed excessive, even for a butter hound like me.
My google searches kept turning up with what seemed like slightly different versions of the same recipes until finally I happened upon one that was suitable. It uses merely two sticks of butter (the diet version?).
The cake is quite simple to prepare and emerged from the oven with a lovely brown exterior. It was definitely well-received and enjoyed with a cup of tea. Izzy had no trouble eating two slices and our guest, B., even requested the recipe.
Here then, is the recipe (which I would tweak next time, adding extra zest and perhaps a glaze).
Also, instead of the can of poppy seeds you can use 1/3 cup of poppy seeds.