Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cakes with Lemon Glaze

Lemon-Poppy-Seed Pound Cakes with Lemon Glaze
Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cakes with Lemon Glaze
Makes 8 (41/2x2-inch) mini loaves or 1 (8-inch) loaf and approximately 1 1/2 cups glaze.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup cake flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  6. 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  11. 1 cup sugar
  12. 2 large eggs
  13. Lemon Glaze (recipe follows)
  14. Garnish: fresh edible flowers
Lemon Glaze
  1. 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  2. 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8-well mini loaf pan* with baking spray with flour; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, and salt; sift 3 times, and set aside. Stir in poppy seeds. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract; set aside.
  3. In a second medium bowl and using a mixer at high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, and beat until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Stop mixer, and scrape down sides of bowl.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Divide batter among wells, filling each ¾ full. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan to let cool completely. Drizzle with Lemon Glaze, and garnish with edible flowers, if desired. Cakes can be stored, at room temperature, in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Lemon Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together juice and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. For a thicker glaze, add more sugar. For a thinner glaze, add more lemon juice.
Notes
  1. *For testing purposes, our test kitchen used the Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick Mini Loaf Pan, which can be purchased online at williamssonoma.com.
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