Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Ermine Frosting
This is a cake made for poppy seed lovers! It's loaded with poppy seeds and has a light lemon flavor, complemented by a lemon ermine frosting. A deliciously different cake that is really easy to make. I developed this recipe in memory of my grandma, who loved a good poppy seed cake. Sprinkle the cake with additional poppy seeds, if desired.
The cake as written has a light lemon flavor. If you want more lemon flavor, double the amount of lemon zest in the cake and consider adding zest to the frosting, as well.
You can use salted butter for the ermine frosting instead of unsalted, and then omit the pinch of salt in the recipe.