Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is from my Czech friends mother . It is a really good cake. You must soak the poppy seeds overnight or they will sink to the bottom of the cake. This seems like a lot of poppy seeds, but it works. It's a rich cake folks, but holds well and everyone seems in a mellow mood after eating it. lol

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak poppy seeds in 1 1/4 c milk overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. beat egg whites.
  4. Cream lard,salt, sugar, honey, 3 egg yolks and vanilla together. Add dry ingredients; then add poppy seed mixture. When blended, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Put in greased and floured cake pan.
  5. Bake until cake springs back when touched, about 40 minutes. Libby doesn't have exact time here folks. I was lucky to get measurements for her food--she's been doing it so long.
  6. For the frosting, combine butter and powdered sugar; then add lemon juice and milk. Spread on warm cake.

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