Hungarian Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Makes for a delightful coffee cake to serve to family and friends. Frost with your favorite icing or dust with icing sugar before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak poppy seed in buttermilk for twenty minutes.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks, vanilla and beat well.
  3. In separate bowl - the flour, baking soda and baking powder using a whisk to mix).
  4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk/poppy mix.
  5. Beat eggs, fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites
  6. In a greased angel food pan (I use a bundt pan) spread batter in layers sprinkling each layer with the sugar/cocoa/cinnamon mix and swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake one hour at 350 degrees or until toothpick come out clean.


Most Helpful

Delicious coffee cake . Love the combination of the cocoa and sugar. I did omitt the cinnamon.I drizzled a light glaze over it,other than that followed the recipe. Thanks Gerry for sharing this wonderful recipe which will call for many repeats.

Dotty2 October 08, 2008

Another winner Gerry! I was super excited to try this one because I had collected real poppy seeds from my garden last season, from the Papaver somniferum plant, and was trying this recipe out as an experiment (which I wrote about on my blog). The results were wonderful! Only advice, if using a bundt you might want to consider using only a single layer of filling for a more prominent effect. Thanks so much!

averybird March 28, 2009

Made for a dinner party last night, and it was a hit, I used buttermilk per Syds recommendation, the filling was FANTASTIC ! No adjustments were made to this , and this is definately recommended to anyone that likes a quick dessert. A definate repeat. Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap#26

weekend cooker March 08, 2009

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