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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake and Lil' Lemon &Lime Tree

This is going to be a short post.  Baked this Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake a few months ago but never got the time to post it until now.  For a pound cake, it is rather light and the lemon makes a difference to a pound cake as a whole.  You know why I like this cake?  Because it has my fav's the last item in the ingredient list below..that's why..kekkekee..:)

Here's the recipe from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook:

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large lemons
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 plus 1/3 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 160dC. Grease and flour 9 in baking pan.
2. In medium bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, soda and salt. From lemons, grate 1 tbsp peel and squeeze 3 tbsp juice.
3. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until blended. Increase speed to high, beat until light and fluffy about 5 mins. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, frequently scraping bowl with rubber spatula. beat in lemon peel and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat until smooth.
4. Spoon batter into pan and bake for 1 hour 20 mins or until done, cool in pan on wire rack for 10 mins, then remove from pan; place on rack set over waxed paper.
5. In small bowl, combine lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar. With pastry brush, brush mixture over top and sides of warm cake. Cool completely.

Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator as they turn rancid quickly at room temperature.

I'm proud to show off my little lemon tree that I bought from the nursery and the other is my lime tree that is full of fruits and flowers.  Yay..can't wait to use them in more lemon/lime flavored desserts..:)
Lemon 'Tree'

Lime Tree

 Many little limes

 Lime Flowers


  1. What a lovely cake. It would be perfect for tea or company. I'd love to have a slice of it. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  2. very tempting cake yummy
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  3. cake looks so yummy :))) and your lemon is amazing! congratulations:)))

  4. It looks delicious!!
    Thanks for visiting me!

  5. That cake looks awesome, great photos too! And your lemon and lime trees look great, can't wait to see some cool recipes with these!

  6. looks so fresh, inviting & delicious...mouthwatering!

  7. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm over here doing the same! I love poppy seed anything and this look yummy!

  8. Mi piace molto questa torta. Anche io adoro mettere i semi di papavero nelle mie ricette. Mi chiedevo... La panna acida si potrebbe sostituire con lo yogurt. Vero??? Buona domenica!!!

  9. wow, the texture looks fantastic! your cake stand is very special! LOL!!

  10. Oh Jen that tree is adorable! I can just imagine its fragrance. Light and refreshing pound cake, it's simply hard to resist to though. I need to use The Good Housekeeping Cookbook more often. Look what I missed!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

  11. This looks like something I would love!

  12. Yum! What a lovely looking cake. Thanks for sharing.

  13. The cake looks so like and delicious. I love lemon. Lucky you to be able to grow your own citrus!

    1. That should be light :) Light and delicious!

  14. This is a beautiful and moist looking cake. It is perfect for a good cup of coffee or tea. Blessings, Catherine xo

  15. Looks so soft.. and with poppy seed! I like everything about this cake :)

  16. It's so nice to see you guys here again with your encouraging comments. Thanks to all..XO

  17. Awesome! Your lemony poppy seed pound cake is so high & moist! Perfect texture & it's made with your own lemon from your garden! Looking forward for your lemon & lime desserts! :)

  18. I love the hint of lemon mixed with Poppy Seeds. Your cake looks so fluffy and moist, wonderful !

    Glad to be your new follower here.. would love to see more such recipes from you :)


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