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    Poppy Seed Cake

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      Mix poppy seeds with 2 T. milk and vanilla sugar and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes. Bring butter to room temperature. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    3. 3
      Cream butter and powdered sugar with a mixer at medium high speed. Add eggs and extracts, mix well. Add poppy seed mixture, mix on low speed.
    4. 4
      Sift flour with baking soda and salt, and add half of this mixture at a time to the mixer, alternating with the cup of milk. Beat until batter is smooth, scaping down sides of bowl.
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      Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13" glass pan or 2 9" round cake pans. Bake until golden and springy, 20-25 minutes for cake layers, or 35-40 minutes for the 9 x 13" pan. Let cool before frosting.
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      Beat the room temperature butter and sweetened condensed milk together until smooth. Add extracts and food coloring, then add powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating until smooth. The frosting should be pretty stiff. Makes enough for a layer cake, make half the recipe for the sheet cake.

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    • on June 26, 2011


      Made the layer cake version with the frosting for work morning tea. Found the cake to be flavourful, moist and the frosting was to.die.for! I used soy condensed milk and egg replacer with no problems. Adding this to my Keeper file! Made for ZWT 7 (Jacques Kitchen Challenge)

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    • on June 10, 2008


      I love poppy seeds and am always looking for ways to use them. This was a very nice, plain cake - which is exactly what I wanted, and my kids enjoyed with their milk. I decided to forego the icing and just sprinkled lightly with icing sugar.

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    • on June 06, 2008


      Delicious! Thank you Michelle for a terrific coffee cake. Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

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    Nutritional Facts for Poppy Seed Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (132 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 635.9
    Calories from Fat 267
    Total Fat 29.7 g
    Saturated Fat 17.6 g
    Cholesterol 137.4 mg
    Sodium 588.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 85.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 67.1 g
    Protein 8.3 g

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