Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze

This is another cake I made a couple of months ago for a dinner. I have actually made this cake once before and knew it was good and moist, so I figured it was a perfect candidate for giving away.
It is dense like pound cake and very lemony, but the lemon glaze keeps it moist and delicious.
Sorry this is a ridiculously short post, but I had this in my hanging out in my drafts and figured this week would be the perfect time to share it. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Glaze (from Better Homes and Gardens)
3/4 cup butter
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup poppy seeds (about 1 oz.)
1 8-oz. carton dairy sour cream
1 recipe Lemon Glaze*
1. Let butter and eggs stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
2. In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs and poppy seeds. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream to butter mixture; beat on low after each addition just until combined. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare Lemon Glaze. Remove and invert cake on rack; poke all over with fork tines. Brush glaze over cake. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Makes 16 servings.
4. *Lemon Glaze: In small saucepan heat 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 2 Tbsp. butter over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
Makes 16 servings.

Coming Tomorrow- Thai Risotto


Marie said...

That is one very delicious looking cake Mary Ann! I would love to see a slice of it, but then maybe not. If the picture of the whole cake is making me hungry, the sight of a slice would probably send me over the bend into ravenous!

Engineer Baker said...

I'm such a sucker for poppy seed bundts, I don't even need to see a slice - I already know I want to make it. Dang.

cindy said...

Could I turn these into cupcakes?? Looks delish!

Anonymous said...

YUM! Looks perfect.

Steph said...

I love the nice and golden crust. Lemon and poppy seed is one of my favourites, but I've never actually made a lemon poppy seed dessert before.

Meghan said...

I love poppy seed cake and this looks unbelievably moist!

Damaris said...

this looks great. whenever I make B- cakes my son always thinks it's a big doughnut.

Kerstin said...

What a lovely lemon poppy seed cake! Moist bundt cakes are the best. Very cute pic of your daughter below too :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous picture! Your cake looks absolutely perfect.

The Food Librarian said...

Um, you know me and the bundt. I'm making this!! It looks lovely.