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Buttercream Pound Cake

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Buttercream Pound Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 16
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Swirls of poppy seed add interest to this lemon pound cake. This recipe originally used a dry frosting mix that is no longer available. Our updated version has the delicious buttery flavor of the original recipe.
Updated Dec 2, 2005
Bake-Off® Contest 19, 1968
Bake-Off® Contest 19, 1968
Phyllis Lidert
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 lb. (2 cups) butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 (12 1/2-oz.) can poppy seed filling

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice or milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, beating until well combined. At medium speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. At low speed, gradually beat in flour and baking powder; blend well.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, combine 3 cups batter with poppy seed filling; blend well. Spread half of plain batter in bottom of ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Alternately add spoonfuls of poppy seed batter and remaining plain batter.
  • 3
    Bake at 350°F. for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients, adding enough lemon juice for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

Nutrition Information

520 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 62g Total Carbohydrate, 36g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
240
Total Fat
27g
42%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
36g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 5 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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