Lemon Poppy Seed Passover Sponge Cake

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      1 hr 30

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

This tangy sponge cake is one of my favorite Passover desserts. At first glance, lemon and poppy seed couldn’t seem like less likely flavoring companions, the former high-pitched and bracingly tart, the latter muted and earthy. But put them together and you get one of the most pleasing contrasts of texture and flavor ever to pep up a sponge cake. The key to making a light sponge cake is to beat as much air as possible into the egg yolks and whites. Don’t overbeat the latter, however, or the