Poppy Seed Cake
Best poppy seed cake in my opinion. From my church cookbook.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄8 cups oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons almond flavoring
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter flavoring
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond flavoring
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice (I have used lemon juice and worked fine)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter flavoring
- Mix and blend all ingredients 2 minutes.
- Bake in a greased & floured bundt pan or 2 large loaf pans.
- Bake 40-50 minutes at 325°F (Chef Note: I discovered it took somewhat longer to bake. Guess it depends on oven.).
- For Glaze: In small saucepan over medium heat, stir glaze ingredients together until sugar is melted. Pour over cake.
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Yum! I also halved the recipe. Substituted 1/4 cup of the oil with low fat sour cream and 1/2 cup of the flour with white whole wheat. Doubled the vanilla, kept the full-recipe amount of poppy seeds, and used champagne flavoring (instead of butter). Got a single 8 inch layer; still took the full 50 minutes to bake, but it came out beautifully - moist and delicious.
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!<br/><br/>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!
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.
I used my new pan that I ordered from bakersedge.com . The pan worked great and handled this recipe that called for 2 loaf pans. The finished cake looks funny, but it is perfect for nice dainty slices! I agree, it took a little longer to bake than the 40-50 minutes specified--use a toothpick to test! Ended up with a lovely cake.