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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

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We would maybe perhaps perhaps no longer even apologize for calling this cake moist.

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For the cake

  • Cooking spray, for pan

  • 1 c.

    (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 c.


  • 3

    easy eggs

  • 1 tsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 2 c.

    all-cause flour

  • 3 tbsp.


  • 1 1/2 tsp.

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • 1/2 c.

    buttermilk (or bitter cream)

  • 1/4 c.

    freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 4 tbsp.

    lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp.

    poppy seeds

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 2

    (8-oz) blocks cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 c.

    (1 stick) Butter, softened

  • 5 c.

    powdered sugar

  • 1 tbsp.

    pure vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp.

    freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp.

    kosher salt

  • Lemon Slices, for garnish

  • Lemon zest, for garnish

  • Nutrition Files
  • Calories9180 Tubby482 gSaturated full271 gTrans full11 gCholesterol1794 mgSodium5085 mgCarbohydrates1148 gFiber13 gSugar913 gProtein82 gVitamin D11 mcgCalcium1600 mgIron19 mgPotassium1645 mg
  • Demonstrate: The info shown is Edamam’s estimate based totally totally on available ingredients and preparation. It can quiet no longer be notion of as an different for a legit nutritionist’s advice.

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    1. Step 1Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9-x-13” baking pan with parchment paper. Grease with cooking spray. In a easy bowl utilizing a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat collectively butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating smartly after each addition. Add vanilla and mix till blended.
    2. Step 2In a single other easy bowl poke collectively flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add flour combination to the moist ingredients, beating till comely blended. Pour in the buttermilk and lemon juice and mix till totally incorporated. Add lemon zest and and poppy seeds and plod till comely blended.
    3. Step 3Pour batter into willing baking pan. Bake till rather golden on high and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out easy, about half-hour. Steal from pan and let frigid totally.
    4. Step 4In a easy bowl, beat collectively cream cheese and butter till light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt and beat till subtle.
    5. Step 5Frost cake with frosting and garnish with lemon slices and zest.

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Lauren Miyashiro

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Lauren Miyashiro is the broken-down Food Director of Delish. She graduated culinary faculty in 2016 and mastered the artwork of the Crunchwrap in 2017.

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