Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Grease a 10-inch tube-type pan and dust the pan with flour.
  • In a small bowl, combine the poppy seeds and milk.
  • cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, lemon zest, and sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg whites and beat at high speed with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Place the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a sieve and set it over the bowl.
  • With a spoon, stir the mixture until it is sifted into the creamed mixture.
  • Add the poppy seed-milk mixture and with an electric mixer at MEDIUM speed beat until the batter is light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert it out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • TO MAKE THE GLAZE: In a small bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, butter, and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cake.
  • Makes about 10 servings.
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