Poppy-Seed Cake

Randy Mayor

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Nutritional Information

Calories 278
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 5.3 g
Carbohydrate 43.5 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Calcium 107 mg

Ingredients

Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (6 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
3 large eggs
1/4 cup poppy seeds
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray
Frosting:
1/4 cup (2 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, chilled
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, chilled
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare the cake, lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Beat 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 3/4 cup cream cheese, and 1/2 cup softened butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating the mixture well after each addition. Add the flour mixture, and beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in the poppy seeds, 1 tablespoon lemon rind, and vanilla.

Spoon batter into a 9-inch tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove cake from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

To prepare the frosting, beat 1/4 cup cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1 teaspoon lemon rind until mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating just until blended (do not overbeat). Spread frosting over top of cake.

Note: The cake can be made using a 10-inch tube pan; bake at 325º for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean. You can also bake the cake in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan; bake at 325º for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Note:

June 2000