Poppyseed Cake

1
Deb Justus

By
@AHappyCooker

When ever we had a family reunion my mother was sure to make this cake. It was always a favorite. It has been a real long time since I have made this. It sure made me thing of her today ...and miss her even more.

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Serves:
15- 20
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

2 Tbsp
poppyseed
1-1/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
shortening
3/4 c
milk
2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
4
egg whites, beaten stiff

CUSTARD TOPPING

1 1/2 c
scalded milk
3/4 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
corn starch
4
egg yolks, beaten

How to Make Poppyseed Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift the flour. Add the salt and baking powder to the flour
  • 2Cream the sugar and shortening. Add the milk and vanilla next.
  • 3Add the flour to the above mixture. Add the poppy seeds.
  • 4Fold in the beaten egg whites last.
  • 5Pour into a greased and floured 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 min. Cool completely.
  • 6For the custard topping. Beat the egg yolks until light and lemony, add the sugar and cornstarch to the eggs and mix well.
  • 7Add 1/2 of the hot milk slowly to the eggs and mix well.
  • 8Add the egg mixture to the rest of the hot milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until bubbly and thick.
  • 9Remove from heat, add vanilla. Cool.
  • 10Spread on top of cake when both are cool. Garnish with some chopped walnuts.

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About Poppyseed Cake

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