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Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This classic favorite is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. No need to spend $3 for a slice at Starbucks, it's much better to make it yourself.













Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium


Lemon poppy seed cake:
1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour
¼ cup poppy seed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
freshly grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 large eggs
at room temperature
2 large egg whites
at room temperature
1 ¼ cups sugar
Lemon glaze:
¾ cup powdered sugar
plus more for dusting
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water


For making the cake:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan, preferably nonstick, with cooking spray and dust with flour (or use cooking spray with flour).

Add whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.

Whisk together buttermilk, oil, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice in a glass measuring cup.

Beat eggs, egg whites and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until thickened and pale, about 5 minutes.

Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture with a rubber spatula, a third at a time, alternating with 2 additions of the buttermilk mixture.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

Bake the cake until the top springs back when touched lightly and a wood stick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

For making the glaze:

Sift ¾ cup powdered sugar into a small bowl, stir in lemon juice and water to create a thin glaze.

Poke 1-inch-deep holes all over the cake with a skewer.

Coat the warm cake with the glaze using a pastry brush.

Let cool completely.

Before serving, set the cake on a serving plate and dust with powered sugar.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 78g (2.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 20619% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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