- oil or melted butter, for greasing
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 T baking powder
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 6 T honey
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 T poppy seeds
- 2 T lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 6 3/4-cup tube cake pan, preferably nonstick.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the butter, sugar, 4 T of the honey, the eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds and lemon juice.
3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until risen and golden brown.
4. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out carefully and finish cooling on a wire rack. To serve, warm the remaining 2 T of the honey and drizzle it over the cake, then cut into slices and serve.
Yield: 12 Servings
From 1 Mix, 100 Cakes
This cookbook was given to us as a present. At first, Katie was unexcited because she thought that it meant that you had to buy a cake mix from the store in order to make the recipes in the book. What it really means, is that there is a basic cake recipe that you make small changes to in order to get 100 different cakes. Way better as Katie loves to bake from scratch. This is the first recipe we have ever made from this cookbook.
Notes: I always use the wonderful invention of cooking spray for baking with oil and flour mixed in. It makes greasing a pan wonderfully easy. I’ve never had any trouble with that sticking unless I missed a spot with the spray, so I just pay special attention while I’m spraying it in the pan to make sure I coat evenly. Also, I read the recipe wrong and put all 6 T of the honey in the cake. It still tastes great, but there is no honey topping for us! Lastly, superfine sugar doesn’t live in my pantry, so our cake was made with regular granular sugar.
I thought this was a good cake. It falls apart easily, but that could be from my mess up with the honey. I also thought it didn’t have enough lemon flavor, which is a shame, since I juiced a lemon and ended up not using all the juice because the recipe said 2 T. I would put more lemon juice next time and have noted accordingly in the cookbook. Overall, the flavor is good and I am happy with the final outcome!