Lemon and Cheese Poppy Seed Cake


• 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 4 large eggs
• 1 cup cream cheese, softened
• Zest of 2 lemons
• 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• A pinch of salt

For the Topping:

• 1 cup white chocolate, melted
• ½ cup heavy cream


. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a cake pan.
. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the cream cheese, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, and salt.
. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
. Allow the cake to cool completely before preparing the topping.
. For the topping, melt the white chocolate and mix it with the heavy cream until smooth.
. Spread the white chocolate and cream mixture over the cooled cake.
. Allow the topping to set before slicing and serving.
Enjoy the burst of citrus, richness of cheese, and the sweetness of white chocolate in every bite! Share your creation with #LemonCheesePoppyCake #SweetIndulgence #BakingJoy 🌟

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