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In a separate bowl sift together cake flour and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold one-fourth of the flour mixture into the egg whites. Repeat, folding in the remaining flour mixture one-fourth at a time.

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until frothy. Reduce speed to medium; gradually add 1/2 cup of the sugar. Increase speed to medium-high; beat egg whites until soft peaks form (tips curl). Add poppy seeds, the 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the lemon juice, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat for 2 minutes more.

Lemon-poppy seed muffin meets angel food cake recipe in this light-as-air dessert. Drizzle the lemon cake recipe with lemon glaze to take it to new citrusy heights.

Pour cake batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake top is lightly golden and springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan; cool completely. Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake from pan. Just before serving, pour Lemon Glaze over cake. If desired, serve with dessert topping sprinkled with additional finely shredded lemon peel.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Angel Cake

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Pour cake batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake top is lightly golden and springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan; cool completely.

A sweet lemon glaze is all that’s needed on top of this delicious lemon-poppy seed cake.

In a separate bowl sift together cake flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold one-fourth of the flour mixture into the egg whites. Repeat, folding in the remaining flour mixture one-fourth at a time.

While cake is cooling, prepare Lemon Glaze: In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until frothy. Reduce speed to medium; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar. Increase speed to medium-high; beat egg whites until soft peaks form (tips curl). Add poppy seeds, the 1 teaspoon lemon peel, the lemon juice, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat for 2 minutes more.

Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake from pan. Just before serving, pour Lemon Glaze over cake. If desired, serve with dollops of dessert topping sprinkled with additional finely shredded lemon peel.

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