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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

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Servings: 12-16
A lovely lemony cake to serve with coffee or tea. Moist, light, and very delicious.

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./113g) butter, softened
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 cup low-fat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

For Glaze: (optional)
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. finely grated lemon rind
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. milk

Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan, set aside.

Beat granulated sugar, butter, egg and egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add milk, lemon juice, and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, poppy seeds, lemon peel, baking powder and salt; beat about 2 minutes or until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Gently loosen cake from pan with knife and turn out onto wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.

Combine glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Pour glaze over cake, letting it drizzle down sides. Serve warm or cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Makes 12-16 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: September 11, 2002


Reviewer: Alexandra
This cake was amazing! It's fun to make and the directions are easy to follow! Great job Diana!

Reviewer: Revathy
It's delicious, it's easy and it comes out right every single time!

Reviewer: Sarah
I regularly make another lemon poppyseed cake, which is much more complicated so I thought I would give this one a shot since it is so simple. I don't know what when wrong, but it is terrible. It didn't rise at all and the glaze is so runny that it made the cake soggy on the top. Very dissapointed.

Reviewer: cyndy
I took this cake to my cooking class and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. This will be a keeper.

Reviewer: Cyndy
The cake looks good in the picture but mine did not rise very well, unless it's really not supposed to. The glaze was very runny but then again I don't know if that is how it was supposed to be. I have not tried it yet, I'm taking it to a cooking class tonight so I sure hope it turns out good.


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