What Is Your Favorite Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe?

Baking By pamconn Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 3:15pm by pamconn

pamconn Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 3:17pm
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I would like to make a lemon poppy seed cake-the kind that you would have in a wedding cake.

I have tried googling for a recipe and those are either baked in loaf form or bundt.

Can I take one of those recipes and bake it it a round pan?

I don't mind if it is a scratch recipe or a doctored mix. I'm easy.

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15 replies
Mensch Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 3:18pm
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Take your favorite white/yellow cake recipe, add a bunch of poppy seeds and grated lemon zest.

pamconn Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:19am
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Thank you for the idea.

cherrycakes Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:21pm
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Hi! Here's my favorite - the recipe says to bake in a bundt pan but I always do it in a regular round pan.

Lemon cake mix (I use DH)
Instant vanilla pudding mix - 4 serving size
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup poppy seeds

Put all ingredients in bowl. Beat slowly to moisten. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. It's absolutely wonderful with caramel icing!!

pamconn Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 2:00pm
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cherrycakes,
Thank you for the recipe. Ohh, caramel icing...I never would have thought of that combination!

I had been wondering if you could bake in regular pans if the recipe said either bundt or loaf pan, (like for pound cake).

cherrycakes Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 2:29pm
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I do it often. Maybe I shouldn't but I've never had a problem! I just bake the cakes according to the usual baking time for the size of pan that I'm using. Let me know if you'd like the caramel icing recipe too! It's my husband's favorite cake/icing combo!!

pamconn Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 2:53pm
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Yes, I would. Thank you so much for the offer. icon_biggrin.gif

hensor Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:16pm
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My question is that some recipes call for lemon juice...does it mean from the bottle or the lemon????

cherrycakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:29pm
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Okay, here's the Caramel Icing recipe:

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp. cream or milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Heat brown sugar, cream and butter in medium saucepan until it boils. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool.

Add icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Add more milk or icing sugar until spreading consistency. Makes about 1 1/3 cups.

I usually double or triple the recipe if I'm icing a 9 inch 2 layer cake. It will smooth out using the Viva method but it won't get as perfectly smooth as buttercream. I have a cake in my photos (Grandpa's cake - light brown with blue and yellow flowers) if you want to see how smooth it can get. It is wonderful with the lemon poppy seed cake!!

pamconn Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:36pm
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Wow-it does get smooth.

How did you ever come up with that flavor combination?

BTW, I'm doing this for my dd's boyfriend who will be turning 21 next month.

Thank you again for the recipes.

mandyloo Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:55pm
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1 box white cake mix
1 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 box lemon pudding
1/2 t salt
2 heaping tbsp poppy seeds
4 eggs
2 tbsp veg oil
2/3 c water
2/3 c lemon juice
zest of 2 lemons
1 cup sour cream

This cake is incredibly moist and goes well w/sour cream icing.

hensor Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 3:58pm
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Mandyloo - how much cake does this recipe make?

mandyloo Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm
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2 rather full 9 inch rounds or 3 kinda skimpy 8 inch rounds, or 1 rather full 9x13.

mandyloo Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cherrycakes

Okay, here's the Caramel Icing recipe:

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp. cream or milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Heat brown sugar, cream and butter in medium saucepan until it boils. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool.

Add icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Add more milk or icing sugar until spreading consistency. Makes about 1 1/3 cups.

I usually double or triple the recipe if I'm icing a 9 inch 2 layer cake. It will smooth out using the Viva method but it won't get as perfectly smooth as buttercream. I have a cake in my photos (Grandpa's cake - light brown with blue and yellow flowers) if you want to see how smooth it can get. It is wonderful with the lemon poppy seed cake!!




That icing sounds INCREDIBLE! I have to try it. Do you think it would go well on a spice cake?? icon_smile.gif

cherrycakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 6:35pm
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I wish I could take credit for these recipes but they come from the Company's Coming Cakes cookbook. Anyway, I looked at their spice cake recipe and they suggested to use the Caramel Icing for it so I would think that would be a great combo too.

By the way, you have all helped me decide what cake to make next - it really is the yummiest cake combo that I have in my repertoire!!

pamconn Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 3:15pm
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mandyloo,
Thank you for the recipe. I didn't get a notice that there were any more responses.

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