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I am in search of an excellent lemony poppy seed loaf/cake. And as always turn to my fellow chowhounds for their great recipes. Thank you all!

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  1. Had you *actually* been "in search": http://www.chow.com/search?query=%22l...

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    1. re: greygarious

      greygarious, yes I did a search, exactly the same as yours. If you look throught these threads you will find there aren't very many recipes or responses for that matter.
      Thank you for your response and if there are any recipes you care to share it would be greatly appreciated. Thank's

    2. smitten kitchen used one by kurt gutenbrunner that's quite good..
      http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/01/pop...

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      1. re: Emme

        Emme, this recipe is quite interesting and am looking forward to baking this lemon cake.
        I am going to wait till I have time to also make meringue cookies with the egg whites.
        Thanks for sharing!

        1. re: heylids

          hope it turns out well for you. i forgot to mention i've also served it with a drizzle of a limoncello glaze i made to go with it.

          1. re: Emme

            It did turn out lovely. The limoncello glaze sounds wonderful! Is it basically icing sugar and limoncello? Thanks again for the tip

            1. re: heylids

              depending upon how thick you want it, try 3/4 c confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 3-4 tbsp limoncello... add more sugar (up to a cup or so) if you want it thicker!

      2. My family likes this one: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        It isn't baked in a loaf, but it's quick, easy, and delicious.

        1. Not helpful, but the best lemon poppyseed cake recipe I've ever come across was from the City Cuisine cookbook, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Miliken, remember them as the Two Hot Tamales from the early days of FoodNetwork? I sadly no longer have this book, but IIRC, the recipe contained sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla, was very moist and had a tender crumb, and was glazed with a lemon sugar syrup after baking. It baked in a tube pan and I used to make it for Easter. I can't find that particular recipe posted online, and I did a rather exhaustive search. However, Rose Levy Beranbaum has a lemon sour cream poppyseed cake recipe from "Heavenly Cakes" which looks similar and fantastic, no need to use cake flour:

          http://www.culinate.com/books/collect...

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          1. re: bushwickgirl

            bushwichgirl, I made this recipe and found it qwite lovely. I have noticed you have quite a few great recipes in other threads. Thank you for sharing this one...feel free to share other great sweets!

          2. I've made and enjoyed this recipe. Just throw in some poppy seeds!
            http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

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            1. re: arp29

              Ina's lemon yogurt cake is great. You'd probably only need about a scant /4 cup poppyseeds max for a loaf.

            2. These are delicious--
              http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Poppy-Se...

              I think a little almond flavor is necessary for poppy seed baked goods! This recipe has that, as well as a citrus glaze.

              1. Thank you all for taking the time to share your recipes. I made Bushwickgirl's recipe and it was quite lovely. I am looking forward to making Emme's recipe, it is quite different then most lemon poppy seed cakes and will let you all know how that one turns out.
                Thank you for taking the time to response and share!

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                1. re: heylids

                  Good to hear and enjoy! I'm going to give smitten's recipe a go as well.