How to make it

  • In a small bowl, soak poppy seeds in milk for 30 minutes.
  • Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl;
  • let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • In another large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Combine flour and baking powder;
  • add to creamed mixture alternately with poppy seed mixture.
  • Beat egg whites until soft peeks form;
  • fold into batter.
  • Pour into a greased 9 x 9-in. cake pan.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, Heat flour and milk over low heat till thickened to a paste.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add cooled flour and milk to creamed mixture.
  • Beat with electric mixer till smooth.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Put the frosting on cooled cake, and enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    dynie ate it and said...
    I love Taste of Home recipes! I must try this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Both the cake and frosting sound divine! I love cooking with poppy seeds, too! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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  • geranium 10 years ago
    you're welcome! I hope you like it as much as I did!
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  • familychef 10 years ago
    Sounds absolutely delicious. I can't wait to prepare this for our Thanksgiving on Oct 10! My family will be amazed! Thanks so very much.
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