Friday, December 11, 2009

Stacey's Birthday and Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Even before we were married I knew that my husband's favorite birthday cake was his mother's poppy seed cake. She helped me make it this year and is sharing her recipe.
I've only made it correctly a few times. Somehow I burn the filling or forget the salt, but thankfully, it came out great for my husband's birthday.
Our son's Harrison and Garrett watch their daddy open his gifts. There were more pictures of our daughters, but they were blurry. I'm sorry I have none to share today.
I made Stacey one of his favorite meals of prime rib, potatoes, green beans and fresh bread.
The poppy seed cake recipe follows.

1/2 C. butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs (well beaten)
2 C. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 C. poppy seeds
3/4 cup of cream

Mix poppy seeds and cream and let stand half an hour.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add well beaten eggs. Mix flour and dry ingredients together then add to the creamed mixture; alternate with the poppy seed mixture. Add vanilla and almond extract and beat about two minutes. Turn into greased and floured layer cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25 or so minutes.

Use lemon instant pudding for a layer of filling between the two cakes if desired.

Frost with vanilla frosting and enjoy ~ Kathi


Brittany said...

Happy Birthday to Stacey! That poppyseed cake looks delicious! I'm going to have to try the recipe. Market of Choice makes a Raspberry poppyseed cake that is just you know if yours tastes similar? The prime rib dinner sounds great too!

Love you!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That cake looks and sounds yummy! I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday.

onlymehere said...

Happy birthday Stacey! This is so much fun that you got to make this cake with your MIL. It just makes it more special for him! Your kids are growing up so much. We just said goodbye to my son Travis on Wed. I won't be able to hear his voice until Mother's Day. He'll only be able to write home once a week also so I'm really missing him right now. Enough about me and my whining, lol! Enjoy your family during this holiday/birthday season! Cindy

The Graceful Stitch said...

Thank you so much for the recipe, can't wait to try it. Love the sprinkles! Aren't sprinkles a party in themselves?

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kathy, The cake looks delicious! I've never heard of this kind, but based on the ingredients, it sounds tasty! Hope Stacey had a wonderful day...Happy Belated Birthday!

Love your header picture! The ornaments are beautiful!

And so glad your son's eye was okay. I have a 11 year old son, so I know all about these close mishaps! LOL!

Have you heard anything from Pearl/Paula lately. I've been checking her blog, but noticed she hasn't blogged anything since the middle of November.

Hope you are having a great weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday to your hubby! his party sounds like fun. that cake looks delicious!

Jan Parrish said...

Looks yummy. I'll have to make this sometime soon! I like your holiday flare with the red and green crystals.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Am going to have to give this one a try. Looks very good. Have a dinner on the 26th that I was planning a different dessert for, but you may have changed my mind! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to Stacy.

Elena said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! The meal sounded so good and the cake looks fantastic! Have blessed day dear friend, Elena


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