Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake


Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

3/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs

3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sour cream
2 lemons, rind only
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 10-inch bundt or tube pan with cooking spray.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs and beat well.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Add to butter mixture.
Blend until smooth.
Add sour cream, lemon rind, and poppy seeds.
Blend well until smooth.
Bake for approximately 1 hour.
Let cool in pan before removing.

I mixed up a cup of confectioners' sugar and a little lemon juice and glazed lightly while the cake was still warm. You could also use a buttercream frosting, or none at all.

A delicious, rich cake.

16 comments:

  1. This looks so good - you know I am always baking. Will have to try it. Have everything but the poppy seeds :)

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  2. I'm sure it will be just fine without them!

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  3. This looks delicious. I love lemon cake. Lemon anything, actually. ;)

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  4. OK these are my most favorite beside blueberry muffins, I am going to try them! YUM!

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  5. I think this would be fantastic with the buttercream frosting and a cup of coffee!

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  6. Yvette, Linda, and Staci, I hope you try the recipe and that you like it!

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  7. Ohhh, lemon is my big weakness. Good reason to dig out the bundt pan.

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  8. This sounds wonderful! I think I'll try it on Sunday.

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  9. Pamela and JoAnn, it's a great cake!

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  10. oh yummy! I love lemon flavour. The recipe is starred!

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  11. Yummm! We just got back to Oregon -- bigger RV, real oven, Fall Temperatures. As soon as I get over my jet lag....

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  12. I've been looking for an excuse to buy a bundt pan and I think I just found it. This looks fab, can't wait to try it!

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  13. Island Sparrow, it is wonderfully lemony especially with the lemon glaze or frosting.

    Ah, Sallie, now you can cook and read to your heart's content!

    Layanee, I'd love that!

    I Am Mouse, you could probably use a 9x13 pan if you just can't wait! :<) A bundt pan is fun though.

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