Made this without the lemon curd. Honestly, a bit dry. My guess is the low fat/high sugar/low eggs contributes to this, and the curd is really needed to add moisture. I'll look for a recipe with a bit more fat and eggs, and perhaps less sugar the next go around. Husband loved it.
Glad to find the recipe after so many years I first made this cake back in '00 and lost the magazine. I'm so glad to have found it again. This was my go-to dessert for pot lucks or new neighbors (I lived in Florida and had a very generous Meyer lemon tree). Love, love the poppy seeds. Pros: Lemony, the curd tastes like the real thing