Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Introduction

Lemon poppy seed pound cake is a classic dessert that combines the tangy flavor of lemon with the crunch of poppy seeds, creating a moist and delicious.

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History of Pound Cake

Pound cake originated in Europe in the early 18th century. Its name comes from the traditional recipe, which used one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

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Unique Flavor Profile

The addition of lemon zest and juice gives this pound cake a refreshing citrus flavor, while poppy seeds add a subtle nuttiness and delightful texture.

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Ingredients Needed

Key ingredients include all-purpose flour, sugar, butter, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, poppy seeds, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

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Preparing the Batter

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then mix in the lemon zest and juice. Gradually add the dry ingredients and poppy seeds.

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Baking Process

Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Cooling the Cake

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Glazing the Cake

A simple lemon glaze, made with powdered sugar and lemon juice, can be drizzled over the cooled cake for extra sweetness and shine.

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