Carrot Coffee Cake With Poppy Seed Streusel

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

It's Sunday morning, and you want coffeecake, a good cup of coffee, and your newspaper. Try this coffeecake! From Vegetarian Planet. New England, Scandinavian

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease a Bundt or tube pan.
  2. In a food processor, grind the carrots for 1 to 2 minutes, almost to a puree. Remove them to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Grind the streusel ingredients in the food processor for 1 minute.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom(if using), baking powder and soda, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, ground carrots, poppy seeds, and sour cream. Add the liquid mixture to the dry, stirring with a wooden spoon. Transfer half the batter to the cake pan. Sprinkle half of the streusel onto the batter, then pour the remaining half of the batter over the streusel. Top with the remainiing streusel.
  5. Bake the cake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in its pan for 30 minutes. Invert it onto a serving dish. Serve the coffeecake at room temperature. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I really liked this and polled the eaters on their thoughts...only thing that could make it better would be a cream cheese or confectioners sugar glaze. The poppy seeds really made the texture interesting. Thanks for posting.

Jade #3 December 19, 2011

simply the BEST coffee cake EVER.

amezb December 12, 2011

Sharon this cake is wonderful! I increased the cinnamon to 2 teaspoons and the sugar to 1 cup, I think I might increase it even more next time and mabey try half white and brown, thanks for a great cake recipe I will make again soon!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 11, 2007