Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yummy Cake ~ Eat or Share or Both:-)

  I missed Foodie friday but its never too late for some yummy poppyseed cake. I like to make these and give them to the neighbors for all the kind things they do for me.. Maybe I can get my post ready before next friday , cause I have the bestest Chocolate cake to share with ya'll... 

I'm almost embarrassed to post my tea recipe- its the lazy gals version of Russian Tea, but Country Lady asked so here it is...
1 container of Lipton Tea with Lemon ~ 1, 8 oz. jar of tang ~ 4 cups of sugar.. shake it up and divide into washed/dried jelly jars , label , cap and tie with pretty ribbon.. This way it lets folks know they can keep or toss the jar when they are done with it.


  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/3 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar and salt. Then mix in the lemon peel, poppy seeds and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. In a saucepan over low heat; cook 3/4 cup white sugar and the lemon juice until stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to just warm or to room temperature.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack-place a cookie sheet underneath this rack. Prick the top of the cake several times with a toothpick. Brush the top of the cake with the warm or room temperature syrup, allowing lots of the syrup to run down and soak into the sides and bottom of the cake. Cool slightly in the pan before removing the cake to the wire rack to cool completely. When completely cooled, wrap the cake in foil or plastic freezer wrap and let the cake rest at least one day before serving to your guests.


  1. Oh Sonny this sounds delish! Is that a basket you prepared for someone? What's your recipe for the Russian Tea mix in the basket if you don't mind sharing? I love tea of all kinds. I'm always on the lookout for new variations of tea mixes. A delightful post no matter when you posted it....I love a good recipe. Have a great rest of the weekend.

  2. Oh, YUM! Thanks sonny-this sounds fabulous
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Hi Country Lady and Pattie and you too Allie.. I hope you had a wonderful birthday sweetie...
    This cake is so good at room temperature or warmed with butter.. Just whatever you think your arteries can handle lol..
    thank ya'll for coming to visit...
    Hugs and Happy Thoughts

  4. Oh, just great. It's after midnight and i just ate a little something which requires something sweet afterward and i don't even have a cookie or piece of candy in the house, and the first blog i click on is yours and it's sweetie related. thanks alot, sonny. thanks alot. :-)

    P.S. Yum. All my sarcasm aside, I do love a poppy seed cake. Sincere "thank you" for the recipe. Might make tomorrow!

  5. I love anything poppy seed!~ Thanks for the recipe!~ Happy Sunday, wish I had a piece of that right now with my coffee!!~

  6. Hi Suz.. gosh who knew you'd be stopping by so late and wanting cake. If I thought it would make it I'd send you a couple next time I make them..
    I also have one using a lemon cake mix which might be easier for folks who dont bake alot and keep lots of ingredients on hand..
    Debbie, good to see you. I went to your blog and saw your YELLOW and leave a comment. Planning to join your for yellow day. The lady's blog says she posts her link at 10 pm so I got my pics ready and hope to get on her list..
    hugs to ya'll

  7. oh, after all those cup cakes i ate at valentines day i thought i might never eat cake again,....but now that i've seen this i'll be writing down the receipe and dd and i'll be giving this a try. ymmmmmm. thanks for the receipe and i'll let you know how it turns out!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, I never heard of russian tea and now I can't wait to try it! Bookmarking your blog!

  9. Hi Lori.. yes do try it, you'll love it. it'll be soooooooo good with your morning coffee..:-)
    Hi Kindle, so glad you stopped by. I was at your blog looking at your great finds.. That frame is gonna be terrific hanging up, for sure.
    That russian tea is so yummy especially on cold days. Didnt you love this afternoon's weather- it got to 62 here in welcome. I am so happy the snow has gone away, though one of my older neighbors said our ground would be cleaner this year and better for gardening. I'd never heard that before , so I hope she's right.. thank you both for your visit and come back anytime.

  10. Lemon poppyseed anything is my favorite, next to chocolate anything. Love this recipe.


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