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Poppy Seed Cake #1

Author/Submitted by: Mrs. Irwin Heus
Servings: 0
Categories: Cakes / Desserts


3/4  cup  poppy seeds
3/4  cup  milk, scalded
1 1/2  cups  sugar
3/4  cup  butter
3  teaspoons  baking powder
3  cups  flour, sifted
3/4  cup  milk, cold
4    egg whites
1  teaspoon  vanilla

4    egg yolks
    juice of 1 lemon
1  cup  sugar
2  tablespoons  cornstarch
1  cup  hot water
1/2  cup  chopped nuts

1. CAKE: Soak poppy seed in scalded milk overnight. Cream sugar and shortening. Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times. Add poppy seed. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture. Divide into three layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

2. FILLING: Cook in double boiler until thick. Spread between layers. Sprinkle nuts on each layer. Ice top and sides.

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