2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (spoon into measuring cup and level top)
2 teaspoons Rumford baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons canola oil
Grated zest of 2 lemons or 1/4 teaspoon pure lemon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons poppyseeds, optional
lemon glaze (below)
1 cup confectioner's sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon (orange) or1/4 teaspoon pure lemon oil or orange. I like to put in lemon / lime peel or orange / lemon peel combinations
2 to 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice (or orange juice).
Place the confectioner's sugar and zest in a medium bowl. Stir in enough of the lemon juice to make a smooth glaze. The consistency should be a little thicker than heavy cream. Use immediately.