Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Friday, February 24, 2012



Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

2 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup lemon curd
1 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
4 large egg yolks
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; whisk in cornmeal until combined.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy - about 1 minute.  Beat in lemon curd, vanilla and almond extract until combined.  Beat in egg yolks until combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in buttermilk, alternating with flour mixture, until just combined.  Place batter into prepared pan.

Bake 55-60 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool completely in pan.

16 comments on "Lemon Poppy Seed Cake"
  1. Cake is one of my favorites. Delicious and gorgeous =)

  2. This cake is one of my all time favorites! Yours sounds lovely. A quick bread with buttermilk is sure to be moist and yummy :)

  3. I like lemony dessert all year long but it's true that in springtime, they are the best!

  4. I like the cornmeal in the cake! The top looks very tender.

  5. This sounds like a good breakfast cake to me! In Florida, I think we pretty much have skipped any possibility of a cold snap this year. It's been 85 degrees out. Yay for never-ending summers. :)

  6. Love lemon desserts, and my husband loves them even more than I do. This one looks like a keeper!

  7. I've definitely LOVED this winter as well and if anything tastes like spring to me it's lemony fresh flavors! Have I ever mentioned that I'm addicted to lemon poppyseed anything? Cause I am. Love this!

  8. Beautiful photography. Looking at that loaf pan, I can almost taste your creation. The texture of the top is marvelous.

  9. Oh boy, this certainly does scream spring!! and i'm totally read :) i'll be waiting with a slice of this!

  10. mmmmm this looks yummy, em!!!! can't wait to try it. and i love your cherry plate!

  11. It looks lovely and really makes me think of spring! I'm looking forward to it.

  12. Oooh, love the addition of cornmeal!!

  13. Love lemon desserts, and love cakes with cornmeal. This is a win-win.

  14. Mmmm I love the taste of lemon poppyseed bread. Perfect for breakfast! I've had a mild winter too and I LOVE it!