The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Ahh, the wonderful wizard of Oz. A classic novel penned by L. Frank Baum in 1900. I decided to base a flavorful cupcake off of one of my favorite novels.

I adore Lemon Poppy Seed anything. It’s a fantastic flavor profile with the hints of crunch, and the earthy undertones in the cake.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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For the Cake

1 Cup sugar
7 Tablespoons butter (Room Temperature)
2 eggs (Room Temperature)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
1/2 sour cream
1 Tablespoon Vanilla

For the Frosting

1 Cup Cream Cheese (Room temperature)
1/4 Cup Butter (Room Temperature)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon Zest, Minced
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

For the Cake

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and prepare cupcake tin
  • In Bowl, mix together dry ingredients ( Flour, Poppy Seeds, Salt, Baking powder, baking soda) Set aside.
  • With mixer, Cream together sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time scraping bowl between each egg. Mix until incorporated and emulsified.
  • To eggs, add half of the dry ingredient mixture and mix until just incorporated. Over mixing will result in tough cakes.
  • Add Half of the sour cream (1/4 cup) and mix.
  • Add the rest of the flour and sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Measure out batter to cupcake tins and bake for 25 minutes or until cake bounces back when touched. Cool on wire racks until completely cool.

For the Frosting

Cream Butter and cream cheese until smooth, and air has been incorporated.
Add sugar, zest, and juice. Decorate Cakes Accordingly.

Besides great clusters of scarlet poppies, which were so brilliant in color they almost dazzled Dorothy’s eyes – The Wizard of Oz

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