Honey Poppy Seed Cake

"This is quite different to any other poppy seed cakes I have found and wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee. Found the recipe in a local charity cookbook. Enjoy"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Beat together honey, butter and vanilla until very light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Thoroughly stir together flours, baking soda, poppy seeds and salt.
  • Combine milk and banana.
  • Alternately add wet to dry beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in raisins.
  • Oven 350.
  • 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan lined with parchment and well greased.
  • Because honey burns more quickly than sugar you might have to cover top of loaf for the last 15 minutes of cooking.

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This is a wonderful site. Must say this before I start. I was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in 1956. I started baking at a very early age and my mother was always supportive (even tho she probably did not have time). By the time I was 12 I was competing in local fairs and won quite a few ribbons. Later in my teens I added cooking (French style) to my hobbies and still prefer this style of cooking. Now we spend 6 months of the year in Southern Portugal and have learned a lot about the Portuguese cuisine. Do prefer the Norhern Portugal type of cooking, but they have the most wonderful bread in the world. I have one daughter who trained as a French chef and worked in that field for several years. Since then she has gone on to other things. <br>I don't have a favorite cookbook because I have too many to choose from. Since having the internet at my fingertips I have certainly expanded my recipe collections. I do take pride in serving good meals even for just the 2 of us. Luckily I have a husband who is a great taster and willing to try just about anything. <br>My pet peeve is to be served food on a cold plate in a restaurant. This is an absolute no-no as far as my husband and I are concerned.
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