Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Dust the top of this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe with confectioner's sugar, and your guests will be chomping at the bit.

| GRIT's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey 2011

Take a few fresh lemons, poppy seeds and about an hour of preparation, and give this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe a shot. 

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

1 1⁄3 cups cake flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons poppy seeds
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1⁄2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1⁄3 cup butter, softened
3⁄4 cup honey
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
Confectioner’s sugar for dusting 

Heat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 9-inch round cake pan.

In small bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda; stir in poppy seeds and set aside.

In another small bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer. Slowly add honey and continue beating. Add egg and yolk, and mix well.

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