Easy Poppy Seed Cake

Easy Poppy Seed Cake

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This is a great basic poppy seed cake, attractive to look at. I like to fill and top it with almond custard.

Brenda Benzar Butler

Serves: 20 

  • 3/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup (190ml) water
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 190g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
  • 4 egg whites

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hours soaking  ›  Ready in:3hours 

  1. Soak poppy seeds in water for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins. Sift powdered milk, flour and baking powder together then set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add 1/4 of the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and beat well. Continue to add the flour mixture alternately with the poppy seeds and water, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared tins.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

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