Lemon Poppy Seed Birthday Cake ..

A few days ago it was Elena’s birthday.. She came over and we prepared a tasty cake with lemon, poppy seed and lemon cream cheese frosting!

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Ingredients

Cake :

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 + 3/4 cups sugar
  • 4 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 + 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 5 egg whites

MIx flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds in a bowl. Add zest, butter and 1 cup buttermilk. In a separate bowl whisk remaining buttermilk with egg whites and add it gradually to your batter. Pour into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. (we used 2 cake pans and then we cut it in 2!)

Syrup :

  • 1/3 cup water
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Mix water, juice and sugar in a saucepan. Boil it, until it appears thick and reduced in volume. Brush the hot syrup while cakes are still warm and let them cool.

Frosting :

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar

This cake is delicious! If you decide to try it, just know that it takes a while (if you want to make 4 layers like we did!), so be patient! Of course the appearance of our cake isn’t the best,  but we are excused since it’s the first time doing a cake which has more than 2 layers!

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photos © chrysoula papagianni

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14 Comments

  1. Yum! I love lemon poppyseed.

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  2. looks good! happy birthday to Elena!

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  3. Amazing things here! Frankly I think that’s absolutely good stuff and fine way of explaining

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  4. It looks delicious! Thanks for instruction!!!))

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  5. Truly remarkable labor with the blog. I do like your inflexible service and will wait for more post from.

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  6. Doug

     /  May 2, 2014

    What temperature do you bake this cake at? Thanks

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