Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Orange Poppy Seed Cake - Rich and moist, full of citrus flavor and enough poppy seeds to satisfy a poppy seed lover.

The buttery base is so soft almost melting in your mouth. The poppy seed layer is light, a great combination with the soft cake and oranges.

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  • Makes 10-12 servings
  • Cake Base
  • 1 1/4 sticks (150 g )butter
  • 12 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • Poppy Seed Cream
  • 9 oz (250 g) ground poppy seeds
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 3 tbsp (50 g) butter
  • 10 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam - between layers
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  2. For the cake base use a medium bowl and mix all ingredients until well blended and results a moist,sticky dough.  Pur it into a 10-inch (26 cm) spring form pan (with a removable base). Add a layer of apricot jam on top of the cake base.
  3. Poppy seed cream. Bring milk and poppy seeds to a boil and stir occasionally until all the milk is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Meanwhile whip the egg whites until foamy. Add butter, sugar, baking powder,flour,  orange zest and vanilla extract to the poppy seed mixture until well blended. Fold in gently the whites into the poppy seed mixture. 
  4. Pour the poppy seed mixture over the prepared base and jam. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve with supreme orange slices.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:362, Fat:24.9 g, Saturated Fat:10.5 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:30.2 g, Sugar:18.1 g, Fiber:2.5 g, Protein:7.4 g, Cholesterol:91 mg, Calories from Fat 224, Sodium 130mg, Vitamin A 11%, Calcium 42%, Vitamin C 3%, Iron 15%, Nutrition Grade D+, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On April 29, 2011 at 01:14 pm, Christine Kim said...
Definitely gonna try this recipe! Looks crazy delicious!
On April 29, 2011 at 07:48 pm, Sandra said...
It's so pretty and the apricot jam is so so good!
On April 29, 2011 at 08:19 pm, Anne said...
This cake is just beautiful! It almost looks like a chocolate topping. I love the combination of orange or lemon with poppy seeds! I can't wait to try this one! : )
On April 30, 2011 at 08:27 am, Beth Michelle said...
I love poppy seeds. This cake is beautiful and sounds so delicious. I will keep it in mind for my next brunch!
On May 02, 2011 at 03:16 pm, briarrose said...
What a beautiful cake. I love the flavors that are mixed here.
On May 10, 2011 at 09:49 am, Buzzybee said...
This looks so good! I'm definitely going to try it out!
On December 24, 2011 at 01:04 pm, Luc said...
Iits look crazzzzzzzzzy. I cant wait to take a bite of this delicious cake :-)
On October 16, 2015 at 04:33 am, Maria said...
It looks soooo great!!!

thank you.. delicious too.. hopw you will give it a try some day

On December 08, 2016 at 01:41 am, Dasha said...
I just did it and it's so good! Thanks a lot!

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