5/11/2009 South Carolina, USA

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Cake - Recipe

Last week was one of those weeks were I just wanted to keep trying some new recipes.
This recipe was one that was just calling me.
It is lower in calories (yeah, really) and it is out of this world good!
I created it to have some treats in the freezer for when I want something sweet for either a dessert or breakfast. 
This really does fit the bill for a great cake.
* Exported from MasterCook *

                          Almond Poppy Seed Cake

Recipe By: Shirley Durbin
Serving Size : 18  
Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Desserts

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1 3/4      cups  sugar
  2            large  egg
     1/2      cup  applesauce, unsweetened
     1/3      cup  canola oil
  1 1/2      cups  milk, skim
  1 1/2      teaspoons  almond extract
  1            teaspoon  butter flavoring
  1 1/2      cups  cake flour
  1 1/2      cups  all-purpose flour
  3 1/2      tablespoons  baking powder
     1/2      teaspoon  salt
  2            tablespoons  poppy seeds
3/4      cup  confectioner's sugar
 1        tablespoon  orange juice
1/2      teaspoon  almond extract
1/2      teaspoon  vanilla extract
1/2      teaspoon  butter flavoring

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, applesauce, and oil until well blended. Beat in the milk, extracts and butter flavoring. Combine the flours, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in poppy seeds.
  2. Transfer into a 10 inch fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth.
  6. Drizzle over cake.

  "Taste of Home Healthy Cooking magazine"
  "March 2009"
  "18 "
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Per Serving: 228 Calories; 5g Fat (20.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 42g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 24mg Cholesterol; 363mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Serving Ideas:
  • Wonderful with fresh strawberries on the side.

  • Excellent cake.
  • Place a piece of wax paper under the cake (on cooling rack) to catch the extra glaze that drips off; easy clean up!

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