Friday, July 9, 2010

Lemon Glazed Poppyseed Cake


Well I'm back from Long Island and I had a blast! Whenever I go back and visit it just reminds me of how much I miss Long Island. Everything is really at your fingertips. The mountains are less than an hour away, the beach is less than a half hour away and Manhattan is practically right around the corner. It's just so expensive to live there. The real estate taxes alone could be a mortgage payment. Went to the beach last Friday and we went fishing on Saturday. I am a person that could fish all day. I prefer to "catch and release" but I caught a 21 inch fluke which we ended up cooking. We probably caught a good 30 fish but they were not keepers. They were all too small which was fine with me. I felt bad enough keeping one! We went to a 4th of July barbeque where the homeowners had a salt water swimming pool. It was soooo nice. I'd never even heard of a salt water swimming pool. Way better than your basic pool with chlorine.

I made this cake a while back and have been meaning to post this but just never got around to it. So here is finally is! Just click here to bring up the recipe. I really enjoyed this and added strawberries to it. I think adding the fruit really brought out all the flavors and I would like to make this again using blueberries or even mixed fruit. I haven't been cooking much lately since it is still just so warm. We've had days here over 100. So between being on vacation and the heat, my kitchen has been kind of empty lately! Hope you are all having a great summer!

18 comments:

Joanne said...

I'm so glad you had fun on your vacation! (But also glad you're back so you could share this fantastic cake!)

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time, Debbie! And your cake looks wonderful.

I love to go fishing also, but crabbing is my fav!

Ingrid said...

I love NY, too! Sounds like you had a grand time.

Thanks for the link for the cake. I think your idea of adding blueberries a great one. Lemon and blueberries, Yum!
~ingrid

Diana's Cocina said...

I ♥ NY. Glad you had a great time. Your dessert looks yummy.

Cyndy said...

this cake sounds really good. I like the idea of blueberries as well.

Monica H said...

Ooh this looks GOOD! Where's the recipe?

Your vacations sounds wonderful. I've never been to Long Island but I bet it's beautiful.

Salt water pool? Count me in. I've heard of them but have never been in one. Sounds awesome.

Monica H said...

OOps, nevermind. I just didn't see the link :-)

Lucie said...

This looks so delicious! I'm always on a quest for the perfect poppyseed cake--was this one really nice and moist?

Long Island, sigh...wish I could go back soon!

Jenn said...

Welcome back Debbie! Sounds like you all had a great weekend/vacation! I use to love to go fishing with my dad...what great memories I have of that :)
I love lemon glazed cakes..there is just something so refreshing about them! Yours looks fantastic...the fruit was a nice touch!

Kerstin said...

I'm glad you had a fun vacation! Mixing in fruit in the lemon poppyseed cake is such a great idea-yum!

Cheryl said...

That looks yummy. I have never been to New York and that area but I would love to!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad you had fun! That cake looks amazing!

Emily said...

This cake sounds perfect! I love lemon poppyseed cakes and muffins.

I'm glad you had a good time in Long Island! I adore the new look of your blog, by the way.

Velva said...

Glad you enjoyed your fishing and time back home in Long Island.

Your poppyseed cake looks delicious.

Chef Dennis said...

glad you had a nice time on Long Island I have never been but since watching, Royal Pains..I really want to see it! Your cake looks really really good to, that glaze just puts it over the top!

elra said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Debbi. The cake sounds delicious :)

teresa said...

your blog is adorable! what a delicious cake. hope you're having a wonderful summer!

Mags said...

I've never heard of a salt water pool either!

The poppy seed cake looks delish and I love the lemon glaze.