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When Life Gives You Lemons, Bake Ina Garten's Lemon Poppyseed Cake
Ina Garten's lemon poppyseed cake is a bright, tangy, and sweet treat that is perfect for using up leftover lemons that might otherwise go to waste.
Published in Garten's 2012 cookbook "Make It Ahead," this recipe uses lemon juice, zest, syrup, and a lemon glaze for an intensely flavorful and wonderfully moist dessert.
Garten calls for four to five large lemons' worth of juice and a ⅓ cup of lemon zest, plus buttermilk for a tender texture and lemon juice and sugar syrup to soak the cake.
Finally, Garten mixes powdered sugar with lemon juice to make a glistening glaze. This is drizzled atop the finished poppyseed cake for the perfect final touch.