Hungarian Poppy Seed Coffee Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Gerry

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

Top Review by Dotty2

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.

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.

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