Friday, May 30, 2008

Orange Poppy Seeds Cake

Another cake recipe from Donna Hay's Modern Classics Book 2. This cake is really moist and crunchy of the poppy seeds. I reduced the sugar for the syrup to half a cup which turned out well for me. I didn't taste much of the orange flavour in this cake. Maybe the next time I will just use lemon.

Ingredients :
1/4 cup poppy seeds
3/4 cup milk
200g butter, softened
2 tbsp finely grated orange rind
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Place the poppy seeds and milk in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
2. Place the butter, orange rind and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well.
3. Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture and add the orange juice and poppy seed and milk mixture. Stir to combine and spoon into a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
5. While the cake is baking, make the syrup. Place the sugar, orange juice and orange rind in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 5-6 minutes or until syrup thicken.
6. Pour the hot syrup over the hot cake. Set aside to cool.

7 comments:

Beachlover said...

Your Poppy cake look soft and moist!!Isn't the same recipe asyour butter cake that you just add in poppy seed?.I never use poppy seed b4.Have to ask my mister if the like it or not b4 I start baking:P

VG said...

Hi Gert

Check out the Orange poppy seed recipe at myhouseholdcapers@blogspot.com. You can taste the orange as you will need to put whole oranges in it. Trust me, it is good.

Cheers, VG

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Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I still haven't had the guts baking cake yet ever since my last attempt to bake butter cake... How ah..??

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I thought the first picture was a plain poppy seed with orange rinds. Could not see the orange color in the cake as in the second picture. Anyway, your cake look moist and delicious.

I Cook4Fun said...

Lesley, this cake taste pretty similar to the normal butter cake except with orange flavor and poppy seeds.

Vg, thank you. I will try out your recipe the next time :)

Cat, keep baking until you get it right :)

Zue, the first picture turn out light that because of the lightings. The cake look more like the second pix. Yeah, this cake is really moist :)

Anonymous said...

Will my cake turn soggy if i pour the syrup the day before?