Dessert Recipes

Poppy Seed Cake

Poppy Seed CakeAs sweet finale for my favorite meal, this moist cake is chock full of poppy…

Poppy Seed Cake

Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients

1/3 cup poppy seeds 1 cup 2% milk 4 egg whites 3/4 cup shortening 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

In a small bowl, soak poppy seeds in milk for 30 minutes.

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In another large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in vanilla.

Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with poppy seed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour into a greased 13×9-in.

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baking dish.

Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.

Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar.

Spread over cake.

Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts 1 piece:

  • 426 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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