Marag (the old one, Not Mara-g) (insanityoutlet) wrote in potluck_supper,
Marag (the old one, Not Mara-g)

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Currently baking in my shiny new oven: Lemon Poppy Seed Cake.

Instead of dinner, I'm sending desert!  This is a CAKE not a loaf:
I used to make this all the time; today I found a copy of it in a pile of papers.  Last time I make it my 1stborn was about a year old.

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The Cake:

2 cups all purpose flour (2¼ cups cake & pastry)
1 tbsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla
4 eggs
½ cup milk
1/3 cup poppy seeds

Combine flour baking powder and salt.  Cream butter – gradually add sugar and vanilla.  add eggs.  Add dry ingredients alternatively with milk,  mix on low then fold in poppy seeds.    bake 350O F 40 min in two pans or one bundt

The Filling:

2 eggs
6tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp grated lemon rind
1 cup sugar
¼ cup butter
Beat eggs, juice and sugar in a saucepan add butter cook over low stirring constantly until thick.  allow to cool completely.

The Icing:

½ cup butter
4 cups sifted icing sugar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp rind
¼ cup half and half.

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