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

Best poppy seed cake in my opinion. From my church cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 18 cups oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12 teaspoons almond flavoring
  • 2 12 cups sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 12 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 12 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • Glaze

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 14 cup orange juice (I have used lemon juice and worked fine)
  • 12 teaspoon butter flavoring


  1. Mix and blend all ingredients 2 minutes.
  2. Bake in a greased & floured bundt pan or 2 large loaf pans.
  3. Bake 40-50 minutes at 325°F (Chef Note: I discovered it took somewhat longer to bake. Guess it depends on oven.).
  4. For Glaze: In small saucepan over medium heat, stir glaze ingredients together until sugar is melted. Pour over cake.
Most Helpful

I halved the recipe and it was fine in a single loaf pan (though, yes, it took longer than stated in the original recipe). I also substituted hazlenut syrup (it's all I had!) in place of the almond and it worked surprisingly well!

The cake was dense and moist and it's one of the better poppy seed cake recipes I've tried! I would definitely add more poppy seeds, but that's just me. :D Thanks for posting!

Oleaceae January 15, 2011

My mom always makes this bread, I asked her for the recipe and was going to post it but no surprise it's already on here! The only difference in the recipe is that she bakes it @ 350 for 50-60 min so maybe since I have noticed some others off on the baking time you could try that...

Rollin in the Dough! September 20, 2009

Just wonderful. Very moist. The almond flavoring and the orange glaze was a great combination. I tried a Bundt pan; too much batter, so I had to make a very thin loaf pan with the leftover batter. I still haven't determined how much to adjust the cooking time for a Bundt cake; I just know I fiddled around with it until it looked done. It looks beautiful. I took it to an event and watched one tiny man come back for his third piece. I used 3/4 cup powdered sugar in the glaze rather than the granulated sugar specified. Next time I think I will try some Grand Marnier in the glaze.

mammamia #2 August 03, 2008