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Lulu's Love List


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This cake is a pop of spring in your mouth.  So light and citrusy - you and your guests will love it!

Ingredients for cake (tip: I cut the cake ingredients in half because the cake is SO tall if  you don't)
  • 3 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 t baking powder
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 c (3 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 c sugar
  • 7 large whole eggs, lighten beaten
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 t each: grated lemon, orange, lime peels
  • 1/3 c poppy seeds + more for sprinkling
Heat oven to 350 degres.  Use 8 x 2" cake pans, buttered and floured.  Sift together flour, baking powder, & salt, set aside.  Cream butter, add sugar and blend.  Stir in eggs, slowly and beat in vanilla.  Add flour mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.  Stir in poppy seeds & citrus peels.  Divide batter evenly between pans (a little tricky).  Bake 30 minutes (if you bake the ENTIRE recipe).  If you cut the batter in half, bake approximately 15 minutes.  Rotate pans during cooking for even baking.  After cooking, transfer to wire racks to cool.  Remove from pans about 10-15 minutes later.

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting (I use the entire recipe, it's sooo good!) 
  • 12 oz of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 T of unsalted butter, rom temperature
  • 3 c of confectioner sugar
Add all the ingredients and beat together until smooth.  This frosting goes between the cake layers, but not on top.

Lemon Glaze
  • 1/2 c of confectioners sugar
  • 3+ T of lemon juice (may take a little more for the right consistency, think maple syrup)
Pour lemon glaze on top of cake in the center of the cake.  As more of the glaze pours out it will spread to the outter edges and "waterfall" over the edge.  Sprinkle poppy seeds on top.  Enjoy!

A Martha Stewart recipe

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This beautiful little birds nest is on my front door wreath.  I was already to change it when my husband spotted the beautiful eggs.  Momma bird has been keeping them warm!

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This banquette was a work in progress and now finished!  My husband built the benches and I had the cushions made.  I bought the pillows and it's really a wonderful place to sit, eat, and talk together as a family.  

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Sunflowers!  What better to brighten your day.

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This is a gorgeous wooden canister my husband turned.  He's been really into woodworking, bowl turning, and this was something new he learned.  I love it!

These are my loves this week.  What are your loves lately?  Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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  1. That cake looks delicious! Great loves :)

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  2. That cake look scrumptious! And the breakfast nook looks simply divine!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  3. Oh I want that cake!

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  4. That cake sounds delicious!! I love that wooden cannister your husband made, too :)

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  5. The cake looks amazing. Love the pictures.

    Don't forget to link up tomorrow and to enter my Stella & Dot giveaway.

    Agi:)

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  6. Oh my gosh, what!? This cake looks AMAZING.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. knockingonfashionsdoorApril 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    What a lot of wonderful news in your post!! Love them!!

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  8. Wow, that canister is amazing! He did such a great job. I love that table area. It's so bright and cheerful!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  9. Oh, the icing dripping down the side is making my mouth water !! The cake looks delicious!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  10. It looks so yummy! :))
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  11. That cake makes me so hungry! (which is saying a lot bc I'm more of a savory than a sweets person). SO in love with the banquette! I am going to reproduce it shamelessly in my future home!

    xoxo, Julie
    //OBSESSED//

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  12. Yum! Yum! Yummy! That cake looks yummy! :)

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  13. The recipe is bookmarked, hope I will ave a chance to do some baking this summer :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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