My sister-in-law's birthday was on Mother's Day. When I found out she was planning to make her own birthday cake I made her email me the recipe so that I could make it for her! Making your own birthday cake is against so many rules of having a birthday.
She is a BIG chocolate lover! So, it surprised me to find out that her favorite cake is this lemon poppy seed cake. She originally found the recipe in a very old church recipe book. I'm a BIG lemon lover and was excited to try out a new recipe.
LEMON POPPY SEED BUNDT CAKE
3 Cups Flour
2 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 1/2 Cups Oil
1 1/2 TB Poppy Seeds
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Extract
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a bundt pan (I like to add a good amount of sugar to my flour to make the edges sweet and crispy). Pour batter into pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, run knife around edges. Let cool for a bit before turning out onto platter.
1-2 Cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla, lemon zest, bit of milk to get the right consistency. I even squeeze a bit of the lemon into the frosting. Mix and drizzle onto cake.
I used my Dollar Tree cake stand made out of a dollar glass plate glued to a dollar candle stick - using E-600. I should give credit for this idea, I've seen it all over blog land, but most recently over at
A Love to Create with Trina. She has so many great ideas!
This cake turns out super moist and SO YUMMY! I would love to make it using almond extract in the place of lemon. I think I love almond just as much as I love my lemon :O) . . .
Speaking of cake, remember how I posted my Cake's in a Jar the other day? Well, somehow that post was deleted by Blogger. I'll have to repost those again soon. . .For a complete list of parties I link to click HERE!