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Poppy Seed Cake

Shambhavi Gupta
10 minutes
Prep Time
55 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Poppy Seed Cake RECIPE

A highly flavourful cake that consists of basic ingredients and is very easy to bake.

Recipe Tags

  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • European
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 220 gms all-purpose flour, a little extra to dust the pan
  2. 450 gms sugar
  3. 180 gms poppy seeds
  4. 225 gms butter, unsalted
  5. 250 ml milk
  6. 3 eggs, separated
  7. 2 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  8. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  9. ½ teaspoon of salt
  10. Icing sugar, to dust on top (optional)


  1. Take a pan, pour in the milk along with the poppy seeds and bring it to a boil. Then remove from the heat and let it cool for 20-25 mins.
  2. Preheat the oven to 176 degrees celsius. Also grease a cake tin and lightly flour the inside of the tin.
  3. Take a bowl and put in the sugar and butter, whisk them together with the help of an electric mixer. Then gradually add in egg yolks, vanilla, poppy seed-milk mixture and continue beating till this mixture is smooth.
  4. Next add in flour, salt and baking powder into this mixture. Mix it well and keep aside.
  5. Now take a small bowl and whisk the egg whites till they are stiff. Gently fold this into the batter.
  6. Carefully pour this batter into the cake tin and bake for 50-55 mins till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Once cooked, let it cool on a rack. Then dust the icing sugar on top and cut in slices and serve.

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akshat sharma
akshat sharma   Dec-22-2017


NK Piplani
NK Piplani   Mar-18-2016

You haven't mentioned the size of the cake tin (cake pan)

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