Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

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Brittany Clapp

By
@pnwlove

First off: YOU WILL NEED A BUNDT PAN :)
Now, that's out of the way.. here goes!

This was my mom's recipe.. and she passed it on to me through her hand written cookbook for my new cooking ventures!
I normally.. just as she does, double the glaze recipe.. and add more lemon than it calls for. I just LOVE the sweet and sour kick I get in my mouth.
This is a decadent.. moist.. and incredibly flavorful recipe! I do hope you try it.. love it.. and use it again and again!
(I can honestly say.. that this is one of my favorites!)

Enjoy!
~Brittany

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This cake is so wonderfully moist! I love lemon-flavored cakes, so we did double the amount of glaze. The results were fantastic - a must for any lemon lover! The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 13 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Depends on how big you make the slices! :)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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WET INGREDIENTS

3
eggs
1 1/8 c
oil
1 1/2 c
milk
2 tsp
almond extract
2 tsp
butter extract/flavoring

DRY INGREDIENTS

2 1/4 c
sugar
3 c
flour
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
poppy seeds

GLAZE (I ALWAYS DOUBLE.. AND ALWAYS ADD MORE LEMON THAN CALLED FOR!)

1/4 c
lemon juice, fresh
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
butter extract/flavoring
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2WET INGREDIENTS: Beat eggs, oil, milk, almond extract, and butter extract/flavoring in one bowl.
  • 3DRY INGREDIENTS: SIFT the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds into a bowl.
  • 4Add the ingredients together in 3 increments.. (thirds) mixing between each addition.. into another bowl and mix together and thoroughly.
  • 5Take a bundt pan.. grease it down really well with cooking spray.. really really well.. flour the bundt pan really well, and pour in your batter. Tap the pan on your counter to release any bubbles out of the batter mixture, and pop in a preheated oven!
  • 6Bake for about an hour.. until the top starts to crack, and is golden brown.. and looks really tasty! It might need a few more minutes.. you never know, each oven is different!
  • 7While your beautiful bundt cake is baking.. make your glaze.. I always double this recipe.. and add quite a bit more lemon juice than is called for.. just mix it up..dump everything in..and mix well..
  • 8(I always put the pretty part of the cake down.. the bottom of it soaks up more glaze.. and it's MUCH tastier!) Once your cake is done.. with a HOT cake.. take a chopstick.. and poke holes all over.. be generous.. show this cake some LOVE! All over.. and when you think you've poked enough.. show it some more love and add a few more! Double your glaze.. add more lemon.. and pour slowly and carefully over your tasty, upside down, hole riddled, bundt cake.

    Next, have a slice while it's warm! (with a glass of milk!) and try to stay out of it!

    Enjoy!

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About Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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