Poppy seed cake

When sharing this photo on my Instagram account (chefkreso) I was surprised when some of the users asked me if poppy seeds I used to make the cake were legal. I have to say here poppy seeds are omnipresent in cooking, when preparing bread or cakes, even in our traditional cakes our grandmas used to make. If you haven’t tried a similar cake you certainly should. This is a simple but rich in flavor cake, it takes only a few ingredients and the love of cooking. So grab a whisk, mix the flour, butter and poppy seeds and enjoy every single bite of this light, sweet and tasty cake!

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Preparation: 20 min                                  Cook time: 40 min                                  Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml oil
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 g soft flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 150 g poppy seed, ground
  • 100 ml cherry compote juice
  • 100 g chocolate
  • 40 g butter

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How to

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter a square cake pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl mix together eggs & sugar. Stir in oil and gradually add soft flour sifted with baking powder, milk and ground poppy seeds.
  3. Place the poppy seed mixture in a buttered cake pan. Bake for 40 min in a preheated oven. Remove from oven and let it cool down.
  4. Poach the cake with a fork and spread cherry compote juice over it.
  5. In a small sauce pan melt chocolate over steam. Add butter and stir to combine well. Spread the chocolate glaze over the cake.
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40 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This cake looks fabulous!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Looks delicious. I’m as surprised as you about the poppy seeds question. They’re certainly popular in baking here in New Zealand.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      And I have to say very delicious too!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve had that question too. How bizarre is it that people can abuse something so fresh and natural like poppy seeds!
    The cake looks fabulous! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Creative. Looks tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. One time I used some poppy seeds to made the whole grain bread😉bah😱your cake looks great😋Be happy by cooking🌻

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. annika says:

    Poppy seeds are also prominent in Indian cuisine… and yes, very legal!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      I’m planning a trip to India in September, hope to try so much of the delicious Indian food 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. annika says:

        Sounds exciting! Have fun!

        Liked by 2 people

  7. Lan says:

    Delish, i wanna eat it! Have to do some shopping list later this weekend and try this recipe.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      I hope you do and enjoy it as well !

      Liked by 1 person

  8. elliebleu says:

    LOL. I think your readers have seen too many Seinfeld episodes. 🙂 This looks absolutely delicious. I’m sure the texture adds to the richness of the cake.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Like

  9. This is such a delish! Great idea for dessert, I would definitely save this recipe for later!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  10. Poppy seeds are often very expensive here, but there is canned poppyseed filling always in the store. I’ve never made anything with it! Your cake sounds lovely!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, if you ever get the chance to try it, certainly do! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Sandhya says:

    This cake looks delicious! Drooling here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Liz says:

    You have a very beautiful blog. I’m like a kid in a candy shop…all over the place and wanting to taste everything. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂

      Like

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  13. I discovered poppy seeds as an ingredient only in Hungary, and I have to say that I like it 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It is really delicious, you have to try more recipes using poppy seed! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  14. dtills says:

    This look amazing, just pined it and can’t wait to try it out!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Yana says:

    Ooh, I love poppy seed cakes. I like an addition of cherry compote in your version. I must try it soon. Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      So simple, but a very tasty combination indeed!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. I might try this… I do have poppy seeds in my fridge and I have always been curious about this austro-hungarian cooking

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Try it if you get the chance, hope you’ll like it!

      Like

  17. lacookeracha says:

    I think it’s time for poppy seed cake soon 😀 looks so fluffy and I like the cherry juice going on top of it! Will definitely try it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. chefkreso says:

      Yeah it is really delicious 😁 hope you’ll enjoy!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. jjdear says:

    Wow – this looks incredible – what a delightfully different idea!

    Liked by 1 person

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