Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Pillsbury Bake-Off 1968 Grand Prize Winner. Swirls of poppy seed add interest to this lemon pound cake. This recipe originally used a dry frosting mix that is no longer available. Winner: Phyllis Lidert, Fort Lauderdale, FL Phyllis won $25,000

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. CAKE.
  3. Beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, beating until well combined.
  5. At medium speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Beat in lemon peel and 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
  7. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  8. At low speed, gradually beat in flour and baking powder; blend well.
  9. In medium bowl, combine 3 cups batter with poppy seed filling; blend well.
  10. Spread half of plain batter in bottom of ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Alternately add spoonfuls of poppy seed batter and remaining plain batter.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  12. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  13. GLAZE.
  14. In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients, adding enough lemon juice for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
  15. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft),increase flour in cake to 4 1/2 cups. Bake as directed above.