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Just Desserts Poppyseed Cake, San Francisco

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Just Desserts Poppyseed Cake, San Francisco

Just Desserts Bakery in San Francisco changed hands in the early 2000's, and their original Poppyseed Cake disappeared. It was my favorite cake, ever, and that's saying something. I served it at my wedding.

Does anyone know what cake I am referring to, and if so, is there a copycat recipe available? I believe it was a buttermilk cake with a dense crumb (moist). There was a cinnamon ribbon around the outside of the layers. The icing was super thick (cream cheese?). 

Apparently the family that owns the recipe is not sharing.

Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!