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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Poppy Seed Cake

If you wish to bake up a special surprise cake for Mom this year on Mother's Day, here's a new recipe to try.  I got this recipe from my good blog friend Charlene.  Charlene writes at Secrets of a Southern Kitchen, where she shares fabulous recipes & tips for Southern Cuisine.  Being a Southern girl myself, I always look forward to seeing what she's whipping up each week! Be sure to go by and give her a shout!

Charlene usually makes this cake with a bundt or tube pan, but as you can tell from the pictures, I used a 9x13 pan (proving once again that I'm not good at following instructions---at least not in the kitchen!)  The cake turned out delicious, although I must admit Charlene's cake looks much better than mine!  If you wish to see what the cake is supposed to look like, check it out at her place! 


Recipe for Poppy Seed Cake
Ingredients:
1 box of Duncan Hines butter recipe golden cake mix
1 8oz container sour cream
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c cooking oil
4 eggs
3 T poppy seeds
powdered sugar

Directions:  Mix all ingredients but the poppy seeds, and beat for 2 minutes on low to medium speed. Mix poppy seeds into the batter. Pour into a greased or cooking-sprayed tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. If the top seems not quite done, turn off the oven and leave the cake in for about 5 more minutes. Watch for the edges to start pulling away from the pan.  Use a butter knife to loosen the cake from the pan, and remove from pan immediately. Dust with powdered sugar.


-Jerri
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