Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Poppy seed cake

We are in love with this cake. We couldnt stop eating it( not for it narcotic properties as you think) for it is very tasty , soft and has got great flavour. This recipe was bookmarked sometime ago from Mary's One Perfect Bite blog.


1/4 cup poppy seeds
1 cup milk
2/3 cup unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 large egg whites, stiffly beaten


1) Add poppy seeds to milk and let stand for 1 hour.
2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan. Set aside.
3) Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4) Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together in another bowl.
5) Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
6) Fold in egg whites, half at a time. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let sit in pan for 10 to 15 minutes before removing to a rack to complete cooling.

Sour Cream Frosting


1 cup + 3 tablespoons sour cream, divided use
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts( We used cashews)


1) Blend 1 cup sour cream and sugar in a 3-quart pan. When smooth, add water. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until soft ball stage is reached. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
2) Add vanilla and reserved 3 tablespoons sour cream. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy. Spread quickly on top of cake. Top with nuts if desired. Yield: 12 servings.


Ms.Chitchat April 7, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

Looks very spongy and soft. A nice version of cake.

Priya April 8, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

YUmmm!! wat a prefectly baked soft and spongy cake, love it..

Sushma Mallya April 8, 2010 at 1:44 AM  

Quiet a different one in cakes, seems very delicious...

Akal's Saappadu April 8, 2010 at 5:28 AM  

your cake looks soft and fluffy and I imagine the nutty taste would have added more to the flavour.
nice recipe!!!

Angie's Recipes April 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

I adore poppy food! Yours sounds even better with just egg whites!

Jagruti April 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

Innovative cake..looks yummy! April 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Poppy seed cake looks nice in texture.Must taste yummy too.

Shama Nagarajan April 9, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

so soft and fluffy...nice cake

Nile April 11, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

hmmmmmmmmmm .... nice suff

RAKS KITCHEN April 12, 2010 at 3:53 AM  

cake using poppy seeds?? Love the idea,must be flavorful~

Parita April 13, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

Wow!! the cake has baked beautifully!

Chow and Chatter April 13, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

looks great love cakes like this

Gulmohar April 14, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

Soft and spongy ,it looks

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