I know that my love of lilacs and lemons comes from my grandmother–and I believe she would have loved this recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake! Okay, scratch that. I know she would have loved this recipe. I only wish I had found it a few years ago. It makes such a moist, delicious, and all-around appealing cake. Our boys are always up for anything having to do with cake and, fortunately, they love poppy seeds as much as I do! My husband, Jeremy, would never list lemon as a favorite flavor but he would not stay out of this dense and dreamy cake. I think that’s a good sign right there, don’t you?
With just a slight bit of lemony sweetness from the glaze, the glaze is a great complement to the base. I’m pretty sure that nothing would be better than making this great recipe, tucking it into a fabric-lined basket, and heading over to a neighbor’s house or a good friends, or anyone else who could use a bit of cheering! Pair it with a cup of good coffee from a local coffee shop and you have got it made. Just don’t expect too many leftovers. Although it kept pretty well for the three days it lasted in our house, one slice of this proved irresistible.
Our family enjoyed it so much that it didn’t last long enough to share with the neighbor! Maybe next time. I think I’ll be making this recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake many times over. If you want your glaze to look pretty, make sure that you don’t add too much milk to the powdered sugar. You can always add more milk but you can never subtract! Wait until the cake cools or it will melt and turn into thin, ugly little rivers instead of the fetching thicker drizzles. Not that I know this from experience or anything. I would never rush in and throw a glaze on a cake while it was still far too warm. Sarcasm aside, you need to bake this one. This recipe is from The Perfect Pantry.com.
Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of little Indiana.com. More than a website, little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and soon to be a book! Look for "little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in early 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration! Jessica Nunemaker is happy to speak about small towns, creating community, or Indiana tourism at your next event, large or small.