FOR THE CAKE
egg whites, beaten stiff
Sift the flour. Add the salt and baking powder to the flour
Cream the sugar and shortening. Add the milk and vanilla next.
Add the flour to the above mixture. Add the poppy seeds.
Fold in the beaten egg whites last.
Pour into a greased and floured 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 min. Cool completely.
For the custard topping. Beat the egg yolks until light and lemony, add the sugar and cornstarch to the eggs and mix well.
Add 1/2 of the hot milk slowly to the eggs and mix well.
Add the egg mixture to the rest of the hot milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until bubbly and thick.
Remove from heat, add vanilla. Cool.
Spread on top of cake when both are cool. Garnish with some chopped walnuts.
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 16, 2016