Poppy Seed Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 1
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1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Ounces Poppy Seeds
1 Cup Plus
4 Tablespoons Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups Less
3 Tablespoons Sugar
4 large eggs Yolks
4 large egg whites
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Less
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Preparation / Directions:

Mix together 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Mix together and soak; poppy seeds, buttermilk and almond extract. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks one at a time. Beat well. Add combined dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk mixture. Fold in stiffly (underbeat) beaten egg whites. Spoon 1/3 of thick batter into greased tube pan. Sprinkle in 1/3 of sugar mixture. Layer, ending with sugar. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Cook 3 days before serving.

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