Friday, March 28, 2008

lemon poppy seed cake...

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet,
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Who said that? I happen not to agree with Peter, Paul and Mary...because I love most anything with a bit of zesty lemon in it. Here's a quick and simple lemon cake...seems the right thing to be serving in spring (although it's been feeling more like winter around here the past few days).

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

1 Lemon Supreme cake mix
1 package (small) lemon instant pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
4 Tbsp. poppy seeds

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients...then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour into greased bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Invert onto serving plate & drizzle with lemon glaze while warm.

(Glaze...2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2/3 cups icing sugar)

We had our small group over last night...and it turned out to be smaller than if you want to come for lemon cake and coffee, there's plenty to go around!
I will be reading books this morning...nothing heavy like "A Thousand Splendid Suns' (which I'm wanting to get into). I'm letting Ranen pick her favorites...

...and she has many!

The sky was so beautiful this morning...I had to take one more picture of 'the view from my front porch'. I have many pictures taken from this same spot...but each morning is new, and not quite like any that have come before! Go and enjoy your day.


  1. Mmmm love anything lemon and poppy seed..may have to try this cake!
    Have fun reading! Such a little sweetheart!
    Cloudy here this morning so I missed seeing the sun rise. Forecasting 6" of snow this weekend..will winter never end??

  2. What a gorgeous sunrise! I would love to come share some lemon cake (anything with lemon would be great!) and coffee with you and Ranen. Do you invent as you read, like her great-grandpa did? or won't she let you? Have fun!

  3. If I wasn't feeling so lousy, I'd drop by for coffee and cake and bring my knitting along or a good book.
    Looks like you made a good choice.
    It's time for spring to arrive eh?

  4. Oh that looks yummy! I have all the ingredients for Paska and would've tried it today except for the nasty weather.

    Your little Ranen is so cute...I can see that she's a book lover already.

  5. That recipe is so scrumptious. I could go for a nice thick slice, with a cup of tea. Some things taste good with tea.

    The pictures to go with are just springy and bright. I'm glad you had a lovely sunrise this morning, it was snowing our way.

  6. goodness....that looks so wonderful. Of course, now the pressure is on again for me to try and bake!!!!! But that recipe looks like something I might even be able to do.


  7. Good morning Judy...What a beautiful post...The cake looks delicious! What a sweet little angel to read with..they are so precious to us.....Once again you have that beautiful and magnificent view to look at...thank you for sharing with us...Dee Dee

  8. Hi!

    Don't mind me, I'm just sneaking in to snag the lemon poppyseed cake recipe. I feel like baking something. I feel like eating something yummy. I hope that I feel like company later on to help me eat it!

  9. Lemon Poppy muffins are a favorite of ours...sounds like a good family gathering cake to me...your little sweetheart getting a love of books already...sounds like someone needs a Barnes and Noble giftcard!

  10. Lemon and Poppy seed cake ! Mmmmmmm good !!
    Beautiful sunset photo!

    A Thousand Spendid Suns by khaled Hossenine ? I have read it but I didn't think it was nearly as good as The Kite Runner.
    Your granddaughter is adorable and I'm sure her choice of books the best!! smile


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