Molly Katzen's/Moosewood Restaurant's Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter a 10 inch tube or bundt pan.
  • CAKE: Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter/egg mixture alternately with the poppy seeds and milk; beginning and ending with the dry mixture.
  • Stir batter just enough to blend thoroughly, adding the vanilla, lemon juice and lemon rind at the end.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then invert onto a pretty cake platter. Allow to cool completely before adding the orange glaze and/or slicing.
  • ORANGE GLAZE: Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the hot glaze onto the cooled cake. Let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing.