Levana's Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 19mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To make the cake: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest.
  • Set aside.
  • In an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the oil and vanilla and beat until just combined.
  • Beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, add the flour mixture in thirds, alternating with the 3/4 cup orange juice.
  • Mix slightly after each addition, just to incorporate.
  • Add the poppy seeds and mix to incorporate the seeds into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 10-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the point of a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • To make the syrup: While the cake is baking, place the syrup ingredients into a small saucepan and heat until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • When the cake is done, immediately unmold it from the springform pan.
  • Prick it all over with a skewer and brush the syrup all over the top and sides of the cake while it is still hot.
  • The cake will absorb all the syrup.
  • Let the cake cool completely before serving.