"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I had eight egg yolks that I needed to do something with.

So I went looking for an "eight egg yolk" cake and found this wonderful
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake on Smitten Kitchen.

This cake is not overly sweet, 
but it is very, very light.

Lemony and full of 
Poppy Seeds.

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake - PRINT RECIPE

Source:  Kurt Gutenbrunner Food & Wine
2/3 cup sugar
8 large egg yolks
1 large whole egg
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup poppy seeds
MY NOTES:  I added 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter and flour an 8-inch fluted Bundt or tube pan. Butter the dull side of a 10-inch piece of foil.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk, beat the sugar with the egg yolks and whole egg at medium-high speed until the mixture is pale yellow and very fluffy, about 8 minutes. Beat in the lemon zest. Sift the flour and cornstarch over the egg mixture and fold in with a rubber spatula. At medium speed, beat in the butter, (vanilla) then beat in the poppy seeds.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and cover tightly with the buttered foil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the cake pulls away from the side of the pan and a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove the foil and let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes.
Invert the cake onto the rack and let cool completely before serving, at least 30 minutes.

Make Ahead
The cake can be wrapped in plastic and foil and left at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


  1. I have loved poppy seed cake since I was a child. I like the color and how this cake is different from what I have known. This one is going in my special file. Thanks, Ann.

  2. Love the light you have these days..Gorgeous Ann.

  3. This cake looks wonderful! I have always loved poppy seed cake!

  4. This cake is intriguing using only egg yolks.


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