Almond Poppy Seed Cake With Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350°F (oven set to second-lowest position).
  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed cream the sugar with shortening for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in eggs, almond and vanilla extract; beat until very well combined on high speed.
  • In a small bowl sift together flour with baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture along with the buttermilk; mix until just combined.
  • Mix in the poppy seeds.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool completely.
  • For the frosting; in a medium bowl cream the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and whipping cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy (adding in more confectioners sugar or whipping cream if needed until desired consistency is achieved).
  • Mix in the Cool Whip until completely blended.
  • Spread over the cake then sprinkle the top with sliced almonds if desired.
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