Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe? Learn how to make Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 12 servings



Eating Well recipe, The perennially popular poppy-seed cake looks dressy with a simple glaze?with very little fuss.

Recipe Ingredients for Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Note)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup poppy seeds,toasted (see Tip)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup non fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons egg beaters
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups splenda
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water

Recipe Directions for Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan, preferably nonstick, with cooking spray and dust with flour (or use cooking spray with flour).

  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Combine buttermilk, oil, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice in a glass measuring cup.

  3. Beat eggs, egg whites and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until thickened and pale, about 5 minutes.

  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture with a rubber spatula, a third at a time, alternating with 2 additions of the buttermilk mixture. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

  5. Bake the cake until the top springs back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

  6. To prepare glaze: Sift 3/4 cup confectioners? sugar into a small bowl; mix with lemon juice and water to create a thin glaze. Poke 1-inch-deep holes all over the cake with a skewer. Coat the warm cake with the glaze using a pastry brush. Let cool completely. To serve, set the cake on a serving plate and dust with confectioners? sugar.

  7. Tips & Notes

  8. Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: 10-inch (12-cup) Bundt pan, preferably nonstick

  9. Note: Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten forming potential than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Store in the freezer. Sources: Available in large supermarkets and in natural-foods stores, and from King Arthur Flour, (800) 827-6836, bakerscatalogue.com, and Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173, bobsredmill.com.

  10. Tips: Toast poppy seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

  11. No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make ?sour milk?: the ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

  12. To bring cold eggs to room temperature quickly, place in a mixing bowl and set it in a larger bowl of warm water for a few minutes; the eggs will beat to a greater volume.

  13. To separate eggs safely: Use an egg separator, an inexpensive gadget found in cookware stores; separating eggs by passing the yolk back and forth between pieces of eggshell or your hands can expose the eggs to bacteria.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 105.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
297
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
152mg
6%
Potassium
132mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
50.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
29.1g
Protein
5.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 10% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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