Recipe by Olga
"This cake is very light, tender, and tasty. It's fun to make and fun to eat. Two layers of sour cream poppy seed cake, with a luscious lemon filling. Frost with a white buttercream or cooked white frosting."
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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
2 1/4 cups
grated lemon zest
egg yolks, beaten
Delicious, light and moist tasting. I modified it a bit to make it easier to prepare. Used McCormick's poppyseed in a jar and once I did soak to soften, but then the second time I made it I used the poppyseeds without soaking. Either way is delicious. Also used lemon pie filling to save on prep time, although it would be just as delicious made in a bundt pan with a lemon glaze (lemon juice & powdered sugar). Co-workers were very impressed when I brought it to the office.
This was delicious, held together well and perfect for frosting. I am terrible at following recipes to the "T" and I wanted a lemon poppy seed cake (plus I am at high altitude), so I also made a few adjustments to flour & leavening of the cake. I followed the filling recipe perfectly, as it is too risky to mess with "puddings" in my opinion!
• 1/2 cup poppy seeds
• 4 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 1 1/2 cups sour cream
• 4 tbsp butter (room temp)
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tsp almond extract
• 2 tbsp fresh lemon zest
• 2 3/4 cups cake flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
Delicious!! Tasted like more!
I didn't have cake flour & had to add 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt as I only had 1 cup sourcream.
I love poppyseeds & lemon. Will make again :)
Too many poppy seeds for my taste, others also commented on the excessive quantity. While I didn’t care much for the cake (seemed like giant muffin to me due to density) but others liked it. I’m a sucker for short cuts so for the filling I did 1 sm package of instant lemon pudding and 1 cup whipping cream, ¼ cup milk. I’ll probably try this again with less poppy seeds and maybe a little bit of lemon extract in the cake batter. I was short on time so I didnt soak the seeds, no one seemed to mind.
Tasted bitter not sure what happened or what went wrong, but I will not be making this cake again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ukrainian Sour Cream Poppy Seed Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 377
** Calories from Fat: 117
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