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Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 13 April 2014

Looking for something delicious to munch on while doing homework? This might be just the thing. Lemon poppy seed pound cake is a delicious treat that will be made and promptly disappear into the stomachs of hungry college students. If the cake lasts more than just a day or two, it is probably a sign that it was made incorrectly.

Cake:

1 cup butter, softened
2 cup sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp. grated lemon peel (two lemons)
4 tsp. grated orange peel (one orange)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup poppy seed (I use one 60 g jar.)
3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk

Glaze:
¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup orange juice

Heat oven to 325 degrees. In large mixing bow,l combine sugar and butter, then beat in eggs. Add poppy seeds, lemon and orange zest and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and milk. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often until all ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Pour into greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, combine the glaze ingredients and heat to dissolve sugar.

Cool cake 10 minutes in pan and then drizzle glaze over cake. Cool completely remove from pan. Eat and Enjoy!

Beware, if this cake is consumed within 24 hours of a drug test, whoever ate it could test false positive for having drugs in their system. This is due to the fact that poppies are the basis of opium, a strong drug. There will be no actual effects from consuming the poppy seeds. Any symptoms usually attributed to drugs are not from the cake; they are from something else you might have taken. So enjoy some lemon poppy seed cake but be sure to check the calendar for a drug test first.
Colorado School of Mines

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