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Poppy Seed Cake


  • 2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. salt
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  • 1/4 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. lemon, almond and butter extract
  • 3 cups flour


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. orange, almond and butter extract


Mix poppy seeds and 1/4 cup milk and set aside. Cream shortening and sugar and add egg yolks. To buttermilk add poppy seed mixture, salt, soda and extracts. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. Glaze while warm.

For Glaze: Combine above ingredients and mix until well blended.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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