Poppy Seed Cake

A glossy orange glaze makes this cake a show-stopper, ideal for giving as a Christmas food gift.

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Makes:
16 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cool:
10 mins
Bake:
1 hr 5 mins 325°F
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Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients
2 1/4
cups sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
3
eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2
cups milk
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup butter, melted and cooled
4
teaspoons poppy seeds
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2
teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2
teaspoons butter flavoring
 
Orange Glaze

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, oil, butter, poppy seeds, vanilla, almond extract, and butter flavoring. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 2 minutes. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake about 65 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Brush cake generously with Orange Glaze. Cool completely on wire rack.

Orange Glaze

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup orange juice
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Directions

    Orange Glaze:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and orange juice. Heat and stir just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in almond extract and vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

(Poppy Seed Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 377 kcal cal.,
  • 14 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 57 mg chol.,
  • 316 mg sodium,
  • 58 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 40 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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