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Sesame Pound Cake

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Jane Finney's seed-studded cake has a pleasant crunch. 'It's wonderful garnished with fresh fruit,' suggests this East Grand Forks, Minnesota cook."
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Combine milk, vanilla and lemon peel; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon sesame seeds. Combine remaining sesame seeds with flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture; mix well. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle with reserved sesame seeds. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with fruit if desired.


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This is a perfect little cake/sweet bread for tea! It's light, slightly sweet with a hint of lemon and a nice crunchy top from the sesame seeds. I loved this cake - I used half n half instead ...

This came out really dry. I followed the recipe exactly except to add a little more lemon zest. The toasted sesame seeds didn't give this cake the flavor I was hoping for. Thanks for the post...

"Stop eating my sesame cake. STOP EATING MY SESAME CAKE!"-Congo

this was great. i let everything come to room temperature, i subbed half and half for milk, i soaked the sesame seeds in the milk/lemon zest/vanilla while i creamed the butter/sugar/egg, and i ...

What a delightful cake! I had to try it because it looked so interesting. The toasted sesame seeds give it a delicious and quite different flavour from the usual pound cake! The only thing was t...