So what’s that saying? Oh yeah, “when life gives you lemons, make lemon-aid”…I’d say to make a lemon drop but I’m not so good at making mixed drinks…yet!
Well this week, my life has been a little crazy, have you ever had one of those weeks? I was feeling like everything was going sour for me, just like a lemon so…I decided I needed to bake lol. I looked in my refrigerator and found some Limoncello and thought why not make a lemon poppy seed cake. For those of you who live here in California, it’s been 100 degrees, just crazy…so, silly me, of course, I decide to bake a lemon poppy seed cake when it’s 100 degrees outside and my air conditioner is broke!
This recipe was adapted from a recipe that I believe my mother in law gave me, although I think her recipe had dry sherry in it and mine doesn’t so I’m not sure where this recipe came from but I can share that it was so moist and delicious that it was well worth baking, anytime, even in 100 degree weather. Plus I really wanted something sweet.
This recipe starts with a box of cake…yes a box of cake mix, you add your eggs, pudding mix
you mix it until it’s all mixed through
I added the Limoncello
then the poppy seeds and mixed again
as you can see it’s a very thick batter, I put it in a bundt pan
baked it until it was cooked through
after it cooled down, I removed it from the pan and lightly dusted some powder sugar on top
MMMmmmmmmMMmmmmm, then I sliced it
I know this may not feel like a homemade cake or I may get emails that this is not from scratch, I’m going to own that now, you are correct, it’s a cake from a box that I changed and it came out AMAZING…let’s face it, we can’t always do cakes from scratch, and boxed cakes modified can be just as rewarding. This cake put a smile on my face and that’s all that really mattered, to me.
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum