20090113lemonpoppyseedcake.jpgSometimes I look down on fancy-schmancy desserts, but maybe that's because I'm secretly jealous of the baking prowess behind them. Helen, of Tartlette, makes a lemon poppy seed cake topped with strawberries, lemon mousse, and a candied orange peel.

It may look fabulous and intricate, but it's less work than you may think. She recycles used tuna cans to mold them, so don't feel like you need to go out and buy special cake rings. Alternatively, you could also just build the cake as a single 8-inch round. No excuses, this cake is waiting for you.

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