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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

The Best Lemon Poppy Seed Cake!  While the cake is warm, you poke holes and drizzle the lemon juice mixed with sugar all over both sides of the cake. YUMMY!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook

I was thrilled to be able to review Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook.  I reviewed Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook a few months ago, so my anticipation for her Christmas cookbook was extremely high.  I truly love her recipes.  Her BBQ Chicken & Lemon Cake I made was easy to prepare and outstanding.

You probably already know that Debbie Macomber  is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.  She has written over 100 novels including the very popular Cedar Cove series.  The Cedar Cove T.V. series played on the Hallmark Channel earlier this fall.   If you missed the Cedar Cove series this year, it will be back this coming year.

What did I think about Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook?

I prepared this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake and her Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes.  Both of these recipes were really delicious.  Debbie’s Christmas cookbook categories include:

  • Merry Morning Breakfast
  • Christmas Tea
  • Appetizers
  • Christmas and Christmas Eve Dinner
  • Christmas Desserts
  • Christmas Gifts
  • Cooking with Grandma
  • Easy Family Dinners

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook

This contest is open to U.S. residents and will end on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  The winner will be notified by email. They will have 48 hours to reply.

Debbie Macomber gave me this Christmas Cookbook to give away, however, the opinions I am expressing are truly 100% my own.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook
Mix together the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and poppy seeds.  In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. 
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.  Alternate the flour and then the sour cream mixture into the creamed butter, sugar, and eggs. 
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake & Giveaway 11/24/13
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 - ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • GLAZE -
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter and flour a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Stir together sour cream, poppy seeds, lemon zest, lemon juice, & lemon extract.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour & baking soda.
  5. In a large bowl use electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and blended.
  6. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  7. Add in vanilla.
  8. Alternate the flour and the sour cream into the butter and sugar mixture.
  9. Beat until just blended. Do Not Over Mix.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  11. Bake for 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Transfer to a wired rack and cook for 10 minutes.
  13. FOR GLAZE
  14. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm juice and sugar until sugar dissolves into a syrup.
  15. Invert cake onto wire rack. Using a toothpick, poke holes all over the cake: brush with some of the syrup. Set cake right side up, poke holes in top of cake and brush with remaining syrup. Cool completely on the rack.
Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes Recipe by Debbie Macomber
click on the picture to view Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes Recipe by Debbie Macomber
BBQ Chicken Recipe by Debbie Macomber
Click on the picture to view this delicious BBQ Chicken Recipe by Debbie Macomber

18 Responses to Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

    • Mahdi,

      I really like Debbie Macomber’s Christmas cookbook. It is full of great recipes and has beautiful pictures in it. You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

    • Melissa,

      Debbie Macomber not only has great books but she is also a wonderful cookbook writer. This Christmas cookbook is her second one. It is full of great recipes and pictures.
      You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  1. Wow how wonderful that you were able to review Debbie’s cookbook. The lemon poppy cake looks delicious, thanks for the recipe have to make it for my quilting guild meeting.

    • Irene,

      I was truly blessed to get to review Debbie Macomber Cookbook. She is such a great author. Her cookbook is not only filled with wonderful Christmas recipes but also with great pictures.
      You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      Blessings and thank you so much for stopping by,
      Diane Roark

  2. Love the giveaways, thanks for sharing Spatulas on Parade I just liked them, good luck to you in winning the Southern Living Cookbook!!!^_^

  3. Both of these recipes sound so yummy! I can’t wait to try the Lemon Poppyseed, it’s one of my husband’s favorites!

    • Cheryl,

      The Lemon Cake was very moist. I love Lemon too and this cake was really good. I am so glad you found my blog. Thank you for stopping by.

      You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog. You can enter your e-mail address at the top right hand corner of any post.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  4. I love anything lemon and this recipe looks so yummy, I cant wait to try it out for my family and friends this Thanksgiving…thank you for your wonderful blog. I love reading it and getting all these great recipes and tips you share! God bless you!

    • Theresa,

      I am so glad you found my blog. Thank you for stopping by. You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog. You can enter your e-mail address at the top right hand corner of any post.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  5. I just started following this blog and do not know about Debbie Macomber or Cedar Cove Books. I really love cookbooks and majored in home economics in college 40 years ago! this cookbook would have nice recipes for my granddaughters and I to make for our little tea parties.

    • Gail,

      I am so glad you found my blog. Thank you for stopping by. Your granddaughters would love this lemon cake at their tea parties. You are entered into the drawing for this Debbie Macomber Christmas Cookbook.

      I will announce the winner for this cutting board on November 24, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. After I hear from the winner, I add them to the Rafflecopter. The Rafflecopter will say Giveaway has ended and announces the winners name.
      I will also leave a message in the comment section of the post. I tell who won and a little bit about the winner.

      Each Sunday I send out a “RoundUP” Review post for each week. If a giveaway ended that week, I announce the winner and a little bit about them.
      Check out all the things going on at my blog this past week
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/11/17/roundup-review-ending-111613/

      I have a Giveaway category where you can find all my giveaways and winners at: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/category/giveaway-winners/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog. You can enter your e-mail address at the top right hand corner of any post.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

    • Janine,

      Thank you again for stopping by. Words do not seem to be enough for how much you support me. I promise to try hard to support and pin, tweet, comment and share all of your great posts. You work so hard and have a wonderful blog. I praying blessings for you and your great blog.

      Blessings and have a wonderful day!
      Diane Roark

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