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poppy_seed_Pound_cake_recipe Today’s recipe is from our cookbook, The Perfect Egg, released Spring of this year. It’s one of my favorite recipes in the book because it’s so simple and yields amazing results! I love how fragrant the grapefruit zest and juice makes this dessert, but my favorite part is actually that this pound cake forms a very thin, but very delicious crispy crust around the edge with a super soft and moist center. It’s great to nibble on in the morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea, but it’s also great just to snack on all day.

With the holiday season here, this pound cake would also make a really great edible gift, especially a hostess gift if you guys are attending any holiday parties! You can bake them in those cute disposable baking pans or you can wrap them up in parchment paper with some ribbon for a festive and tasty treat. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
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Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Pound Cake (From: The Perfect Egg cookbook)
Makes 1 (5”x9”) loaf

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 yolks, lightly beaten
1 cup Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of 1 medium grapefruit (about 1/2 cup juice)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
2. Line a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.
4. In a second bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and yolk, stirring well. Stir in the yogurt until fully incorporated.
5. Fold in the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in the grapefruit zest and juice, vanilla, and poppy seeds just until combined.
6. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center, 90 to 105 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan, about 1 hour, before slicing and serving.

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  1. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow that looks scrumptious! The cake looks like it has the perfect texture, mmm :)

  2. kathy Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks good… But why sooo many eggs plus 2 additional yolks for just one loaf

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      As pound cake goes, this is pretty normal (some recipes have as many as 6 whole eggs for 1 loaf/cake). You want a moist, dense and rich texture…. which the eggs, especially additional yolks provide!

  3. Sebia Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! I might make this for Christmas day!

  4. Teena Not Specified Not Specified

    Grapefruit?? Whoa! We got a grapefruit tree with zazillion of grapefruits waiting to be eaten. I am so making this this week since we have guests here for the holidays. Yum Yum!!

  5. Catherine Smith Not Specified Not Specified

    What did you glaze the cake with in the top picture? Cannot wait to make this!!!

  6. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    Can this be made in advance and still keep it’s moisture if I store properly?

  7. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I bought your cook book a few months ago and have been slowly working my way though every recipe. Everything has been amazing!

  8. Beeta Not Specified Not Specified

    Hey! I was super excited about this cake! I tried making it this afternoon, followed the directions to a T. The inside of the cake is nicely baked, however the tops looks completely burnt! The cake is so dark.. I’m in OC.. So not like altitude or oven temp/time should differ much from you?
    Help! I’m crazy about this cake, it just doesn’t look appealing at all

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hmmmm. I wonder what that could be! Do you know if your oven is calibrated correctly? It took me several months to realize that mine is off by about 20 degrees and it made a huge difference. Unfortunately other then that, I’m not really sure what the problem could be!

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